MEGHAN Markle likened herself to the Little Mermaid’s Ariel, saying she married a prince and lost her voice just like the Disney character.
The Duchess told the talk show host she had an epiphany when she watched the Disney movie and saw parallels between Ariel and her own life since meeting her real-life prince.
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Meghan Markle said she was like the Disney princess since meeting her real-life princeCredit: Getty – Pool
Disney’s Ariel lost her voice when she married the princeCredit: Alamy
In footage filmed in front of a hut that has a sign saying “Archie’s Chick Inn established 2021”, Meghan told Oprah about sitting in Nottingham Cottage when The Little Mermaid came on.
She said: “Now who as an adult really watches The Little Mermaid?
“But it came on and I was like well I’m just here all the time so I may as well watch this.
“And I went ‘Oh my God, she falls in love with a prince and because of that she has to lose her voice’.
“But by the end she gets her voice back.”
Winfrey replies: “And this is what happened here, you feel like you’ve got your voice back.”
In the Disney tale, mermaid Ariel meets a human prince and falls in love.
But in order to be with him on land, she makes a deal with the sea witch Ursula to give up her life in the sea and her voice in exchange for three days as a human.
In the end, the sea witch is defeated, Ariel gets her voice back and is changed into a human permanently so she can live happily ever after with her prince.
And now, Meghan seems to have got her fairytale ending with Prince Harry – as the couple showed Oprah their idyllic chicken pen in their California home.
During the tell-all two-hour interview, Meghan Markle said Archie wasn’t made a prince after “concerns and conversations” about “how dark” his skin would be when he was born.
But the 39-year-old declined to say who had started those conversations, saying it would be “damaging” for them.
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Prince Harry said he would “never share” the full details of the discussion but that he was asked at the start of his relationship with Meghan, how dark the skin of their children might be.
Speaking to Oprah, Meghan said the concerns had been raised at the same time that the future parents were told Archie would not receive security as he was not a prince.
She said: “All the grandeur around this stuff is not really important to me.
“But in those months when I was pregnant, all around same time: we have in tandem he won’t be given security, a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Oprah was left stunned and replied: “What? There is a conversation…hold on. Hold up. Hold up. Stop right now.
“There’s a conversation with you?” Meghan said: “With Harry.”
Oprah went on: “About how dark your baby is going to be?”
Meghan replied: “Potentially, and what that would mean or look like.”
Minister for Children Vicky Ford has said today there is “no place for racism in our society” after Meghan said an un-named royal raised concerns about how dark their son Archie’s skin tone might be before he was born.
The Duke and Duchess made the allegations during their tell-all interview with Oprah
Meghan likened herself to Ariel from the Little MermaidCredit: AFP or Licensors
She told BBC Breakfast she had not seen the interview but added: “There’s no place for racism in our society and we all need to work together to stop it.”
Katie Nicholl, the Royal Editor of Vanity Fair, told Sky News that the situation is so much worse than she’d thought.
She said today: “I think the revelations came thick and fast, we were told Palace may want to hide behind sofa, but they needed a bomb shelter in all of this.
“Harry and Meghan have thrown bombs and they are going to watch the fallout and there is a huge amount of fall out.”
Ms Nicholl added that the racism claim is “deeply, deeply damaging”, although says Meghan was “very obviously woefully underprepared for this.“
“That did strike me that she just clearly didn’t know what she was letting herself in for.”
Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green also said this morning that the allegations made against the Royal Family are “really distressing and shocking.”
Ms Green added: “And if there are allegations of racism, I would expect them to be treated by the Palace with the utmost seriousness and fully investigated.
“I’m sure that the Palace will be thinking very carefully and I certainly think people will be wondering what is going to be said.
“But there’s never any excuse in any circumstance for racism and I think it’s important that action is taken to investigate what are really shocking allegations.”