The couple spoke to Oprah about racism, mental health, the media and other members of the Royal Family too.

About 11.1m people in the UK watched the interview on Monday night. In the real interview, Meghan Markle opened up about feeling lonely within the British royal family, before ditching her senior role as the Duchess of Sussex last year. She shared that some members of the royal family were “concerned” over how dark Archie’s skin would be.

During the interview, the duchess was asked why she thought the Royal Family did not make Archie a prince – which Meghan said she wanted so that he would get police protection.

Asked by Oprah whether there were concerns that her child would be “too brown” and that would be a problem, Meghan said: “If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.”

When pressed, she refused to reveal who the individual was, saying: “I think that would be very damaging to them.”

Prince Harry also refused to give further details, saying: “That conversation, I am never going to share.

“Nadine White, race correspondent for Britain’s Independent newspaper, wrote on Twitter: “Worst royal crisis since The Abdication of 1936… and racism is undeniably at the core… While we are here, let’s normalise reporting about race in the media!”