Royal Family had 'concerns' about how dark Archie's skin colour would be, Meghan Markle tells Oprah

Meghan Markle has accused someone in the Royal Family of voicing concerns about how dark baby Archie's skin colour would be before he was born.

The Duchess of Sussex made the bombshell claim during her much-hyped interview with Oprah Winfrey, along with revealing candid details about her rocky relationship with Buckingham Palace.

Meghan also said she was told that she and Prince Harry's son Archie was not going to receive his rightful title of Prince and that he would not receive security.

"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.

Incredulous, Oprah pushed Meghan to reveal who specifically made the racist comments - but she refused to reveal who it was, saying it would be too "damaging".

Meghan also told Oprah she suffered suicidal thoughts after marrying Prince Harry as her life was so unbearable.

New Zealanders wanting to watch the entire interview in full will be able to for free tomorrow.

CBS Presents Oprah with Meghan and Harry will air in Aotearoa exclusively on Three and online on ThreeNow at 7.30pm Tuesday, March 9.