Portrait of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Meghan Markle, The Princess Victoria Gouramma of Coorg. Photo: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images, EPA-EFE, Bettmann Archive via Getty Images
Portrait of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Meghan Markle, The Princess Victoria Gouramma of Coorg. Photo: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images, EPA-EFE, Bettmann Archive via Getty Images

Is Megan Markle the first British royal of colour? Her Oprah Winfrey interview revealed comments about son Archie’s skin colour, but these other royals were mixed-race too

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview wasn’t great for Buckingham Palace – particularly the bit about other royals asking ‘how dark’ Archie’s skin would be
  • Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria have African ancestry, some historians say, and then there’s Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Princess Gouramma of Coorg

Portrait of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Meghan Markle, The Princess Victoria Gouramma of Coorg. Photo: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images, EPA-EFE, Bettmann Archive via Getty Images
Portrait of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Meghan Markle, The Princess Victoria Gouramma of Coorg. Photo: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images, EPA-EFE, Bettmann Archive via Getty Images
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