Oprah Interview: ‘Was scared of having to offer up our baby,’ says Meghan Markle

In an extremely-anticipated interview that aired on CBS on Sunday at 8 pm, Meghan claimed that she feared for their child - Archie.
Oprah Interview: ‘Was scared of having to offer up our baby,’ says Meghan Markle
This undated image released March 7, 2021 courtesy of Harpo Productions shows Britain's Prince Harry (L) and his wife Meghan (C), Duchess of Sussex, in a conversation with US television host Oprah Winfrey.AFP

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle during an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey accused the Royal family of being cold and racist - especially towards her and their son Archie. In the hotly-anticipated interview which aired on CBS on Sunday at 8 pm, Meghan claimed that she feared for their child, for whom no security was offered by the Royal family.

Meghan said the growing scrutiny also had a damaging effect on her mental health and claimed that she had suicidal thoughts while she was pregnant.

"In those months when I was pregnant, we have in tandem the conversation of, 'He won't be given security. He's not going to be given a title,' and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born," she said, revealing that while the couple didn't refuse for the official photo when Archie was born, Markle was scared for his safety.

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"There was a lot of fear surrounding it. I was very scared of having to offer up our baby, knowing they weren't going to be kept safe," she said, adding that the information was relayed to her by Harry, who later in the interview, refused to share the details of the conversation, or with whom he had the conversation since he felt it would be "very damaging to them."

"I went to human resources and asked for help and the person told me this, ‘My heart goes out to you because we see how bad it is. But we can't help you because you're not a paid employee of the institution'," recalled Meghan.

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Markle and Harry, who tied the knot in 2018, welcomed their first son, Archie Harrison, in May 2019.

Harry later in the interview expressed how helpless and ashamed he felt around at that time, and later realised how he had been "trapped" all along just like the "rest of his family". During the interview, Prince Harry also refuted the rumours and claimed that he spoke with the Queen and his father, before making the formal announcement on January 7, 2020.

(With Inputs from IANS)

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