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During Duchess Meghan‘s sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey, she dropped a number of bombshells—one in particular regarded heartbreaking palace conversations that took place during her pregnancy with her firstborn son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. Specifically, Meghan revealed that there were multiple conversations and concerns about “how dark” her son’s skin color would turn out to be.

It was a statement that left Winfrey shocked. When Winfrey asked who made such a statement, Meghan would not reveal who it was, saying it would be “very damaging” to their reputation but that there were “several conversations” surrounding her child’s complexion.

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“In those months, when I was pregnant, all around this same time, we had in tandem the conversation of he won’t be given security, he won’t be given a title … and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin will be when he’s born,” said Meghan. “That was relayed to me from Harry, that was from conversations that family had with him. It was really hard to see those as compartmentalized conversations.”

Along with the racist conversations surrounding her firstborn, the Duchess of Sussex also revealed that the couple were not given a choice in whether or not Archie would be given a royal title and that they also were not asked to take an official portrait outside of the hospital where he was born, due to the Firm’s decision in not anointing him a title.

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Meghan also revealed that before Archie was born, the palace had informed the couple that their firstborn—and the first mixed-race great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II—would not be provided private security from the palace.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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