Meghan Markle says she hated having to share family photos with the same British media outlets whose readers called her “children the N-word.”
When she was an active member of the royal family, the Duchess of Sussex was expected to give pictures of her now-3-year-old son, Archie, to the Royal Rota, the press pool that covers Queen Elizabeth II and her line of succession.
“There’s literally a structure,” Markle, 41, explained in a wide-ranging The Cut cover story, published Monday.
“Why would I give the very people that are calling my children the N-word a photo of my child before I can share it with the people that love my child?” the “Suits” alum, who is biracial, asked.
“You tell me how that makes sense and then I’ll play that game.”
Markle noted that she and Prince Harry did not have control of the @KensingtonRoyal Instagram account they initially shared with Prince William and Kate Middleton.
When the couple broke off to make their own social media handle, @sussexroyal, they chose not to play the “exchange game.”
Instead, Markle and the prince, 37, posted photos without first giving them to the Royal Rota.
The pair shut down their account when they stepped back from their royal roles, which they officially quit in February 2021, but Markle teased her upcoming Instagram return in the interview with the New York magazine offshoot.
The “Deal or No Deal” alum, who is also the mother of 1-year-old daughter Lilibet, has previously addressed the racist media coverage that drove her and her husband from the royal family — and off of social media.
“I was really ashamed to have to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially, but I knew that if I didn’t say that I would do it,” the “Archetypes” podcast host explained in March 2021. “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
Markle also told Winfrey, 68, that there were “concerns and conversations” within the family about the color of her son’s skin ahead of his arrival.
“At the time it was awkward, I was a bit shocked,” Harry chimed in, noting that he was “never going to share” who spoke to them about Archie’s complexion.
“That was right at the beginning,” the redheaded royal continued.
In November 2021, a source told author Christopher Andersen for his book “Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan” that it was Prince Charles who mused to his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, about “what the children will look like.”
A spokesperson for the Prince of Wales, however, told The Post at the time that the report was “fiction and not worth further comment.”
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