Oprah narrows down identity of royal racist - not the Queen or Prince Philip

Oprah Winfrey has confirmed it was neither Queen Elizabeth nor Prince Philip who made racist comments about the skin colour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first-born son. 

In a follow-up interview with CBS This Morning, Oprah revisited Meghan's bombshell claim that there were "concerns" in the Royal Family over how dark Archie's skin would be

"In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation that 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," she said.

Meghan declined to name the royal involved, saying it would be too "damaging" to them, and Harry also withheld that information when he joined the conversation later. 

"He [Prince Harry] 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 or grandfather that were part of those conversations," Oprah said. 

The talk show host said that she attempted to get the answer from the couple both "on camera and off". 

During the shocking interview, Harry elaborated on how his relationship with his family members had deteriorated, including sharing the revelation that he felt "let down" by his father Prince Charles, who had stopped returning his calls at one point. 

Harry said that "sadly" none of the royal family had reached out to apologise for the reasons he and Meghan felt they had to leave the UK. 

"Despite three years of asking for help and visualising how this might end... it's been really hard," he said. 

Meghan also revealed she had suffered suicidal thoughts during her time as a royal and was not allowed to seek treatment because of how that might reflect on the monarchy. 

New Zealanders will be able to watch the full interview tonight (March 9), when it will air exclusively on Three and online on ThreeNow at 7.30pm.