Colorism along with Racism in the Palace

As I was watching Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah and they reported that someone in the palace or closely related to the palace said that they were concerned about how dark would baby Archie be? It hurt me to hear it and all those feelings started rushing back. While I didn’t go through this as a mother with my husband’s family, it did affect me growing up and sadly followed me throughout my college years. I had been told not to sit out in the sun too long because I might get too dark. Over the years I have learned to love the skin I’m in and appreciate the beauty of melanin.