Meghan also noted that Archie was stripped of his birthright and it was decided for them that he wouldn’t be given a royal title. “While I was pregnant,” she told Oprah, the royal family “said they want to change the convention for Archie.”

But as she put it, “It’s not their right to take it away.”

“Even though I have a lot of clarity on what comes with the titles, good and bad, and, from my experience, a lot of pain,” she added, “I, again, wouldn’t wish pain on my child, but that is their birthright to then make a choice about.”

Meghan explained that she and Harry were concerned because they were told their son “wasn’t going to receive security” without the title.

“It’s like, OK, well, he needs to be safe, so we’re not saying, ‘Don’t make him a prince or a princess,’ whatever it’s going to be,” she said. “But if you’re saying the title is what’s going to affect their protection, we haven’t created this monster machine around us in terms of clickbait and tabloid fodder. You’ve allowed that to happen, which means our son needs to be safe.”


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