Among them: Archie, her now nearly two-year-old son with husband Prince Harry, was not offered royal titles or protection.
While she got pregnant with him, Meghan said, she was told theÂ royal familyÂ didnâ€™t want the baby to have a prince/princess title. That meant he wouldnâ€™t receive any of the security thatâ€™s usually afforded to royal children.
The logic coming from The Firm (as the royal family is often called) appeared to be that because he wouldnâ€™t be a prince wouldnâ€™t need protection, Meghan said.
â€œHe needs to be safe,â€ she told Oprah. â€œIf youâ€™re saying the title is whatâ€™s going to affect their protection â€” we havenâ€™t created this monster machine around us, in terms of clickbait and tabloid fodder. Youâ€™ve [The Firm] allowed that to happen, which means our son needs to be safe.â€
She didnâ€™t elaborate on who in the royal family was making these decisions.
Archieâ€™s title in itself wasnâ€™t particularly important to the couple, Meghan said. â€œAll the grandeur surrounding this stuff is an attachment that I donâ€™t really have.â€
But in addition to learning that their baby wouldnâ€™t be protected, it also appeared to them that the rules were being changed in a way that would negatively affect their child.
There was the â€œidea of our son not being safe, and also the idea of the first member member of color in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be.â€
It was hard not to consider Meghanâ€™s race, and the babyâ€™s, she said, due to other conversations she knew were going on in the background.
Did that mean, Oprah asked, if the baby were â€œto be too brown, that would be a problem?â€
â€œI wasnâ€™t able to follow up with why with that, but if thatâ€™s the assumption youâ€™re making, I think that feels like a pretty safe one,â€ Meghan said. â€œWhich is really hard to understand.â€
The only child automatically granted the title of prince is Prince George, Prince William and Kate Middletonâ€™s first child, and thatâ€™s because heâ€™s the eldest son of the eldest son of the monarchâ€™s heir.
In December 2012,Â the Queen issued a letters patentÂ declaring that all of William and Kateâ€™s children would be princes or princesses.
â€œThey have chosen not to use a courtesy title,â€ a royal source told HuffPost U.K. at the time.
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