Patrick Gower says royal family shouldn't be New Zealand's head of state following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview

Patrick Gower has unleashed on the British royal family, saying he doesn't believe a family that holds certain "kinds of values" should be the head of state of New Zealand.

It comes after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed their side of the story in an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday (US time).

While pregnant with baby Archie, Meghan said she was told her son wouldn't have a royal title, wouldn't be entitled to security, and was told there were concerns "about how dark his skin might be".

She also told Winfrey she had suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy following months of intense pressure and scrutiny.

Following the interview's US broadcast, Gower says he doesn't believe a family that holds "these kinds of values" should be New Zealand's head of state.

"There's two sides to every story isn't there. I know we were all watching this and going, 'it's a banger, it's explosive, it's a bombshell', but quite seriously, I just don't think that a family that holds these kinds of values should be the head of state of New Zealand," he said on The Project on Monday.

"I just don't find that that family represents what I believe Aotearoa New Zealand stands for in 2021."

Also in the interview, Harry revealed he felt "let down" by his father, Prince Charles, who he says cut communication with him.

Gower says this part of the interview stood out for him.

"They're virtually completely estranged. Charles has even stopped talking to him, or did stop talking to him for a number of years, despite what Harry's been through with his own mother."

The Project co-host Kanoa Lloyd says "the saddest thing" for her to come from the interview was about Archie and the revelation there were concerns about what the colour of his skin may be.

"Regardless of how you feel about his parents, Harry and Meghan, or the rest of the royal family, this boy has been treated so badly," she says.

Meghan wouldn't say who specifically in the family made the racist remarks.

CBS Presents Oprah with Meghan and Harry will air in Aotearoa exclusively on Three and online on ThreeNow at 7:30pm on Tuesday, March 9.