Setting the record straight. Meghan Markle clarified that she and Prince Harry were not behind the decision to not give their 22-month-old son, Archie, a royal title.
“They didn’t want him to be a prince or a princess, which would be different from protocol,” the former actress, 39, said of the royal institution during her Sunday, March 7, tell-all interview on CBS, noting that the little one would also not be given security. “It was really hard. … This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy where I’m going, ‘Hold on a second. How does that work? … If he’s not gonna be a prince, he needs to be safe.’”
She and the former military pilot, 36, were given “no explanation” for this decision, Meghan went on to say. “I heard a lot of it through Harry and other parts through conversations with family members. It was a decision they felt was appropriate.”
The pregnant Suits alum “of course” wanted her baby boy to have a prince title “if it meant he was gonna be safe.” She explained that choosing to deny him the title violated the George V convention.
“All around this same time, we had in tandem the conversation of he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Meghan said on Sunday. “That was relayed to me from Harry, those were conversations that family…