Following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey that had jaws dropping on Sunday, March 7 — during which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made some shocking claims against the monarchy — sources have come forward saying the “palace is living in fear” of what Meghan might say next.
“Dropping this tease was deliberate and on purpose. It was firing off a warning shot to the family telling them not to mess with her as she still has a lot more to reveal about them,” a source exclusively dished to The Royal Observer. “This is a very dangerous game of chess Meghan is playing, but it would be foolish to underestimate her.”
One of the major bombshells was when Meghan revealed that there was “concern” from some members of the royals about "how dark [Archie’s] skin" might be. Although Meghan didn’t reveal the specific names of who said the disparaging remarks regarding baby Archie’s skin color, OK! learned it wasn’t Queen Elizabeth II or Prince Philip who took part in the conversation.
Top media insiders and PR professionals have referred to Meghan’s brazen move to call out the royal family as brilliant and far more damaging than if the couple had just outright named the guilty person.
“This guessing game will go on forever. The next time the family is together, people will be looking at each of them trying to solve the mystery,” an insider added. “Getting Oprah Winfrey to double down on the tease the next morning, and announcing it wasn’t his grandmother nor his grandfather, added to the drama.”
During the jaw-dropping chat, Meghan claimed that her and Harry’s son was denied a royal title and, therefore, royal protection, adding there were “concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born.”
Meghan told Winfrey that the palace allegedly declared that Archie — who turns 2 in May — would not be giving the title of “prince,” therefore not receiving security detail, a move she claimed was “different from protocol.”
When Harry joined his wife for the sit-down chat, Winfrey once again brought up the matter and pressed Harry on who was behind the racially charged comment. “That conversation I’m never going to share,” he said, adding: “It was awkward. I was a bit shocked.”
After Harry and Meghan were married in May 2018, the duo were given the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Archie was entitled to a courtesy title, Earl of Dumbarton. However, shortly after his birth, the couple announced that he would be known as Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.