“Race is not a new construction in this world for people of color. So it wasn’t a complete surprise to hear their feelings and articulate them,” Obama said during Tuesday’s interview.
In particular, she said there were “concerns and conversations” about the color of her baby’s skin, Archie, and “what that would mean.” Both Meghan and Prince Harry also said their mental health was suffering at the time, but their concerns were dismissed. She felt so unsupportive, she said, that she even had suicidal thoughts during pregnancy.
“What I hope and what I think is that this is mostly a family,” Obama said.
“And I ask for forgiveness and healing for them, so that they can use this as an educational moment for all of us.”