The letter was reportedly sent after the duchess said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that a senior royal had speculated about how dark her unborn son’s skin would be.

Meghan sent the letter after her appearance with Prince Harry on the Oprah Winfrey Show in March 2021, a source has told The Daily Telegraph.

In the interview, Meghan claimed a member of the Royal Family had speculated about how dark their unborn son’s skin would be.

The claims plunged the monarchy into crisis as the royals faced allegations of racism.

The Daily Telegraph’s source claimed the exchange is part of the reason why Meghan is not attending the King’s coronation, claiming she feels that she did not receive a satisfactory response to her concerns.

The paper reports that Meghan’s letter was sent in response to a letter from Charles, who was the Prince of Wales at the time, in which he expressed his sadness over the split within the family.

The letters are also said to make clear the identity of the senior royal who made the comment, with both Meghan and Charles acknowledging that the remark was not made maliciously.

Since the Oprah Winfrey interview, Harry has denied that the couple accused members of the Royal Family of being racist.


In an exchange during an interview with Tom Bradby on ITV in January to promote his memoir, the presenter said “in the Oprah interview you accused members of your family of racism”, Harry responded by saying “no I didn’t”, adding “the British press said that”.

After Mr Bradby said the duchess claimed troubling comments were made about Archie’s skin colour, Harry said: “There was – there was concern about his skin colour.”

Asked if he would describe that as racist, the duke said: “I wouldn’t, not having lived within that family.”

He continued: “The difference between racism and unconscious bias, the two things are different.

“But once it’s been acknowledged, or pointed out to you as an individual, or as an institution, that you have unconscious bias, you therefore have an opportunity to learn and grow from that in order so that you are part of the solution rather than part of the problem.”


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