Meghan Markle says the royal family didn’t want her son Archie to be a prince – despite previous claims that it was a decision made to allow the child to enjoy a ‘normal’ life.
The duchess was asked by Oprah Winfrey during the two-hour TV special: “How did 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 some conversations with Harry about it, and have your own suspicions as to why they didn’t want to make Archie a prince. Why do you think that is?”
At the time, it was reported that the duke and duchess had decided for Archie not to have a royal title, which is bestowed by the Queen, because they wanted him to have a “normal” life.
However, according to Meghan, it was actually decided by the royal family that Archie would not have a title, nor would he have security.
“They were saying they didn’t want him to be a prince or princess, which would be different from protocol, and that he wasn’t going to receive security,” Meghan said. “This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy where I was going, hold on for a second.”
The duchess then told Winfrey that she was told Archie would not receive security because he’s “not going to be a prince,” a decision that she and Prince Harry said they did not make.