Oprah Reveals More About Her Harry And Meghan Interview Including Who Asked About Archie’s Skin Colour

Oprah shared new clips and information, including new insight on who in the Royal Family discussed the colour of Archie's skin, why the 'waity Katie' stories couldn't be compared to the attacks Meghan faced and what happened with her father.

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by Rhiannon Evans |
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After hosting the interview that's shaken the world this morning, Oprah has appeared on US television to share more clips of her interview with Harry and Meghan and more information about what they shared.

One of the key things Oprah mentioned was that she did not know who speculated onbaby Archie's skin colour, but that Harry wanted it to be clear it was not his grandmother The Queen or his grandfather, Prince Phillip.

Who talked about Archie's skin colour?

Speaking this morning, Oprah said: 'He did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure I knew and if I had an opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother nor his grandfather that were part of those conversations. Neither his grandmother nor grandfather who were part of those conversations. He did not tell me who were a part of those conversations. As you can see I tried to get that answer, on camera and off.

On Sunday night's interview, Megan said when she was pregnant with her first child Archie, that there were 'concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born'. Neither Harry or Meghan would say who they had these conversations with, with Meghan saying it would be very damaging to reveal who it was.

READ MORE: Why Doesn't Archie Have A Royal Title?

Who is The Firm?

As part of the interview Oprah also shared her thoughts on who Meghan and Harry were referring to when they spoke about 'the firm' and how what was being done to them, could be separated from the Queen, who they went to great lengths to insist they were on good terms with.

Oprah said: 'There are people surrounding the family who are advisors to the family who have been there for a long time and it's a part of the hierarchical structure and those people have a lot of input'.

READ MORE: Meghan Markle's Admission About 'The Firm' Is Hauntingly Similar To Princess Diana's 1995 Quote About 'The Establishment'

'Waity Katie'

In a new clip, Harry and Meghan are also seen discussing why they felt the treatment they received from media was different to that other royals had experienced and they couldn't 'put up with it' like they have.

Citing the racist comments, Meghan and Harry insisted it wasn't the same, because of her race, her being American and social media.

They also suggested no-one stepped in as quickly to defend them.

As part of the discussion, Meghan mentions how the UK media dubbed Kate Middleton'Waity Katie' while she 'waited' to marry William.

Meghan said: 'While I imagine that was really hard, and I do, I can't picture what that felt like, this is not the same... rude and racist are not the same and equally you've had a press team go on the record to defend you when they know something's not true - and that didn't happen for us.'

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What happened with Meghan Markle and her father Thomas Markle?

Lots has been said this morning about why none of the interview focussed on the friction between Meghan and her father, Thomas Markle.

However, Oprah has now revealed it was talked about - and posted the clip online.

Meghan revealed the tabloids had moved into apartments next door to her father and says they knew a story about him working with the tabloids for a month before the wedding, but chose to release it before the wedding.

She said: 'We called my Dad and we asked him, and he said, "No, absolutely not"... the institution... can try to go in and try to kill this story, but if we do we're not going to be able to use this leverage to protect our kids one day... So I just need you to tell me and if you tell me the truth we can help. But he wasn't able to do that and that for me has really resonated especially now as a mother.'

She added: 'I look at Archie and this child and think I can't imagine doing anything to intentionally cause pain to my child. I can't imagine it. So it's hard for me to reconcile that.'

She said that meanwhile her mother, Doria Ragland, had been 'hunted down' and 'she's remained in silent dignity for four years watching me go through this.

READ MORE: Meghan Discusses Her Father Thomas Markle In New Clip From Oprah Interview

What happened with Meghan Markle and her half-sister Samantha Markle?

Meghan was also asked by Oprah about her half-sister Samantha Markle, who has written a bok, The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister.

Meghan said: 'It's hard to tell all when you don't know me... I grew up as an only child and I wished to have siblings... the last time I saw her must've been at least 18, 19 years ago and before that 10 years before that. She changed her name back to Markle, I think she was in her early 50s at that time, when I started dating Harry. So I think that says enough.

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