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Oprah hints it was the Royal family who decided not to make Archie a prince in explosive clip of chat with Meghan Markle

OPRAH Winfrey has hinted it was the Royal Family who decided not to make Archie a prince in teaser clip of explosive chat with Meghan Markle.

In a preview clip for the interview - which will air tonight - the Duchess of Sussex told Oprah she would give an "honest answer", with the video then ending in a cliff-hanger.

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In the preview clip, Oprah could be heard asking Meghan: "How do they explain to you that your son, the great grandson of the Queen, wasn't going to be a prince?

"You certainly must have had conversations with Harry about it and had your own suspicions as to why they didn't want to make Archie a prince."

Meghan, who is pregnant, can then be heard replying: "I can give you an honest answer."

However the clip then fades out.

Archie was born in May 2019, with it believed at the time the couple had made the decision not to give him a royal title so be could be a private citizen.

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The bombshell revelations come amid fears Meghan may never return to Britain after the chat.

Insiders fear she and Prince Harry could have burnt their bridges by failing to tell family members what was in the two-hour chat before it was shown in the US at 1am today.

Sources say royals including the Queen were not planning to watch the interview, to be shown here on ITV at 9pm.

Windsor Castle and Palace staff have dubbed the chat “Moperah” after seeing whingey teasers.

They said it was “disgusting” that senior royals — including the Queen, Prince Charles and William — were given no advance details of what was in their pre-recorded two-hour interview.

Family members were instead waking to a staff briefing about the couple’s complaints of a restrictive life and overbearing aides inside the monarchy.

Sources fear pregnant Meghan’s decision to tell millions worldwide her side of their fall-out with “The Firm” means she has no intention of returning to these shores.

Meanwhile it emerged that royal staff who worked with Meghan gave Harry the nickname “The Hostage” before the couple left Britain for a new life in the States.

Employees claimed they were living in a “climate of fear” where they were routinely humiliated and subjected to unreasonable demands.

A staff insider said: “Everyone would welcome Harry back on his own. He is still Prince Harry.

“But after this interview you have to question whether Meghan has any intention in ever returning to Britain.

"Because it makes it impossible to sit down in a room with family and staff after you’ve done this Oprah interview.”

BULLYING CLAIMS

Buckingham Palace is currently investigating claims Meghan bullied staff in 2018.

New allegations include claims that Meghan “went mental” at former PA Melissa Toubati during a shooting party at Sandringham for Harry’s friends.

Meghan was said to be furious that embroidered blankets as gifts for the guests were not the correct shade of red.

Staff at the time have accused Meghan of being “genuinely unkind” to workers.

Others are said to be furious that unfounded allegations of racism could stick in their new careers.

Royal insiders said members of the family were not planning to stay up until 1am, when the Stateside interview will be screened UK time.

Instead, the Queen will be given a breakfast briefing by aides this morning.

Sources close to her said she will continue to focus on national issues this week.

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