MOSCOW, 8 March – RIA Novosti. TV presenter Oprah Winfrey commented on the words of the wife of British Prince Harry Meghan Markle about racism in the royal family, saying that these words do not apply to Queen Elizabeth II and her husband.
On Monday night, Prince Harry's wife, an African-American mother, said in an interview with Winfrey that the royal family expressed concern about how dark the skin of their then-unborn first child Archie could be. Markle declined to name the members of the royal family who were concerned about the issue, saying that “it will cause them serious damage.”
“It was neither his grandmother nor his grandfather,” Winfrey said on CBS.
The clarification of the TV presenter means that Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip are not involved in conversations, information about which caused a wide resonance in society and in the media.
The youngest son of Prince Charles of Wales and Princess Diana, Prince Harry married Force Majeure star, American Meghan Markle, in May 2018. On the wedding day, the groom's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II bestowed upon the young the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
In 2020, Prince Harry and his wife announced that they were relinquishing their high-ranking royal status. As a result, they were stripped of their Royal Highnesses titles and a number of patronages. The Queen gave them a year to make a final decision, and in February of this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed that they did not intend to return to royal duties.