“That was relayed to me by Harry. Those were conversations the family had with him,” Meghan added, declining to reveal who was involved in those conversations. “That would be very detrimental to them,” he said.
The duchess said the concerns arose around the same time the couple were told that Archie would have no security or an official title.
Harry was asked about the matter when he joined his wife for part of the television special, which aired Sunday night on CBS and dominated the headlines in the UK on Monday morning.
“That conversation, I’m never going to share it,” Harry said. “At the time, it was awkward, I was a bit surprised.”
When asked by Winfrey if she could share the questions raised during the conversation, she declined, saying, “I don’t feel comfortable sharing that.”
“But it was right at the beginning.” “What will the children be like? That was at the beginning when she was not going to get security, when my family suggested that she could continue acting (because there was not going to be money for her).”
Elsewhere in the broadcast, Harry also criticized the royals for not supporting them when lawmakers pointed to “colonial undertones” in the way Meghan was covered by the British press.
“For us, for this union and the details about their race, there was an opportunity, a lot of opportunities, for my family to show some public support,” said Harry. The couple have frequently criticized parts of the media for racist elements in their coverage.
“One of the most revealing and saddest parts, I suppose, was that more than 70 women MPs, both Conservative and Labor, came out and denounced the colonial undertones of the articles and headlines written about Meghan. However, no one from my family” He said something. That hurts, “Harry told Winfrey.
“You need to live in their shoes, in this case, for a day or those first eight days to see where you were going and how far they were going to take you, and get away with it,” he said of the British. media coverage of the Duchess, adding that she hadn’t been aware of that media element until she met Meghan.
The interview will air on British television Monday night, but Meghan’s accusations of racism have already made headlines in the UK on Monday morning.
When asked about the claims on Monday, UK Children’s Minister Vicky Ford said there was “no room” for racism.
“I have not seen the entire interview, so I will not comment on it, but just to reaffirm, there is absolutely no place for racism in our society. And we must all work together to make sure that does not happen.” Ford told UK broadcaster Sky News on Monday.
The couple have spoken out about racism before, but have never before leveled accusations at the institution itself.