LONDON — Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview with media mogul Oprah Winfrey has done more than offer a glimpse into the royal family’s internal drama. Their comments about race and the inner workings of the royal family could potentially affect the monarchy and its work both at home and abroad.
In a clip of the interview not included in Sunday’s broadcast, Harry said racism was "a large part" of the reason the couple left the country. He and Meghan, whose mother is Black, also said in the interview that an unidentified royal insider spoke with Harry about how dark their children’s skin would be.
The palace has not responded to requests for comment.
According to the historian and royal expert Andrew Roberts, Harry and Meghan's remarks have the potential to seriously damage the royal family and its influence.