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Which royal ACTUALLY said those racist comments about Archie?

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The world is still processing all the royal bombshells that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry dropped in their explosive TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. But the biggest scoop to come out of the entire saga was undoubtedly the claim that someone in the royal family expressed “concerns over Archie’s skin colour”.

Ever since Meghan alleged that this racist remark had been bandied about Buckingham Palace, the world has collectively grabbed their magnifying glasses as they investigate just who may have voiced the awful comment. 

WATCH: More details from Harry and Meghan’s interview emerge

While Princess Diana’s Panorama interview with the BBC went down in history, the significance of Meghan and Harry’s recent sit-down event with Oprah may have just trumped that of the late royal’s.

In the 90-minute event, which aired on Monday, the ex-royals bared all to the TV host. At first, it was just Meghan who sat down with her long-time friend, dropping bombshells left right and centre.

It started with the former actress alleging that a years-old rumour that she made Kate Middleton cry over a flowergirl dress was actually completely fabricated; in fact, it was the other way around.

From there it got progressively darker, with the former Duchess opening up about her harrowing mental health battle, and Prince Harry eventually joining to talk about his estranged relationship with his brother William.

Despite all of these allegations, the world was taken with one claim in particular. When Meghan told Oprah that there had been “concerns and conversations about how dark (her son Archie’s) skin might be when he was born”, the TV presenter’s stunned facial expression mirrored the reaction of viewers everywhere. 

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Royal fans are speculating as to who may have said those racist comments about Archie. (Credit: Getty)

The former Duchess went on to tell Oprah that those comments were “relayed to (her) from Harry from conversations that family had with him”. 

From there, royal fans started collecting evidence in an attempt to discern just who may have voiced such a horrendous opinion. 

It didn’t take long for the first crack in the case to be unearthed, aided by none other than Oprah herself.

Speaking to CBS’s This Morning over in the US, the TV icon narrowed down the suspects by eliminating two key members of The Firm.

“(Harry) did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure that I knew and if I had an opportunity to share it that it was not his grandmother (the Queen) and nor his grandfather (Prince Philip) that were a part of those conversations.” Oprah explained.

So that crosses out the leaders of the helm. But that still leaves many members of the royal family who the public are investigating.

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During their sit-down interview with Oprah, Meghan and Harry made some serious bombshell claims about the royal family. (Credit: CBS)

After the Queen and Philip’s names were cleared, fans started speculating that one of the next two in line for the throne may be the guilty party, i.e. Prince Charles or Prince William. That is merely conjecture of course as Meghan and Harry remain firm in their stance of not revealing the perpetrator, claiming it would be “very damaging” for them.

But, despite the couple refusing to drag a royal name through the mud, Today Extra host Allison Langdon is convinced that the Sussexes dropped enough hints in their interview for the public to be able to make an educated guess.

A day after the interview aired, Ally, who recently returned to the show after a horrific injury, was speaking with fellow Today host Karl Stefanovic about the royal saga, claiming the culprit was easy enough to figure out.

“Without naming any names, if you read between the lines a little bit yesterday, I think most people are leaning towards a certain royal.” the presenter said. “I just think there was enough hints that (Harry) dropped in that interview about his relationship with certain people.”

Although Ally was sure the public are leaning towards a certain royal, the host refused to say a name, explaining it would be “incredibly defamatory to say so”.

But not everyone agrees with the morning show host.

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The royal family have released an official statement in wake of the interview, claiming that “recollections may vary” when it comes to the alleged racist comments. (Credit: Getty)

Indeed, Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas Markle, has come out and voiced his thoughts on the intense revelations. And, perhaps unsurprisingly at this point, he has sided with the royals over his own daughter.

Speaking to ITV on the day following the interview, Thomas suggested that the racist comment was merely “a dumb question”.

“I have great respect for the royals, and I don’t think the British royal family are racist at all.” he said. “The thing about what colour will the baby be or how dark will the baby be; I’m guessing and hoping it’s just a dumb question from somebody. It could be somebody asked a stupid question. Rather than being a total racist.”

“This whole thing about colour and how dark the baby is is bulls**t.” he added.

Siding with the royal’s father was controversial ex Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan who has famously disparaged Meghan Markle over the years; the aftermath of this interview proved no different, with the presenter attesting “I don’t believe a word (Meghan) said”.

The Palace themselves have released an official statement in the wake of the interview attesting that “the issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning” while also claiming that “some recollections may vary”. 

But that hasn’t stopped the public from playing guessing game. And we’re sure plenty more accusations will be tossed around in the weeks, and even years, to come.

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