Piers Morgan demands to know WHO quizzed Prince Harry about Archie’s skin colour – and says he ‘doesn’t believe’ claims
PIERS Morgan has called on Prince Harry to reveal who quizzed him about son Archie’s skin colour after his and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The couple shocked US host Oprah when they revealed conversations took place with an unnamed member of the royal family about their son’s colouring.
Piers Morgan was furious about Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview on today’s GMB[/caption]
On today’s Good Morning Britain, Piers was furious at Harry for not clarifying the claims and said it created a cloud of speculation over all of the royals.
He fumed: “They didn’t name who it was, so it could be any member of the royal family. Harry says ‘oh, I’ll never say who it was’. Well you better say it fast.
“It’s odd though, because you were comfortable with sharing everything else in that interview.
“You are prepared to let that bombshell lie completely answered so we’re left to think it could be anyone of the royal family that was apparently racist about the skin colour of your child.
The couple claimed their son’s skin colour had been discussed by a member of the royal family[/caption]
Susanna Reid admitted the interview was packed with bombshells[/caption]
“I just don’t think that’s acceptable.”
Harry said the conversations, which took place before 22-month-old Archie was born, included what colour his skin would be – and “what that would mean or look like”.
But the 39-year-old declined to say who had started those conversations, saying it would be “damaging” for them.
Prince Harry said he would “never share” the full details of the discussion but that he was asked at the start of his relationship with Meghan, how dark the skin of their children might be.
Speaking to Oprah, Meghan said the concerns had been raised at the same time that the future parents were told Archie would not receive security as he was not a prince.
Harry refused to expand on the conversations that took place[/caption]
The couple said they fled the UK for their wellbeing[/caption]
She said: “All the grandeur around this stuff is not really important to me.
“But in those months when I was pregnant, all around same time: we have in tandem he won’t be given security, a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Asked whether there were concerns that her child would be “too brown” and that would be a problem, Meghan said: “If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.”
Prince Harry confirmed he had been involved in the conversations but said he would never share the details.
He said: “At the time it was awkward but I was a bit shocked.”
Oprah had introduced the interview – confirming that “no subject is off limits” and that Meghan had not been paid for the chat.
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And the chatshow queen said: “How do they explain to you that your son, the great grandson of the Queen, wasn’t going to be a prince?
“You certainly must have had conversations with Harry about it and had your own suspicions as to why they didn’t want to make Archie a prince.”
Meghan replied: “That was when they were saying they didn’t want him to be a prince or a princess.”