“Race isn’t a new construct in this world for people of color. So it wasn’t a complete surprise to hear her feelings and to have them articulated,” Obama said during Tuesday’s interview.
Most notably, she said there were “concerns and conversations” about the skin color of her baby, Archie, and “what that would mean.” Both Meghan and Prince Harry also said their mental health suffered at the time, but their concerns were dismissed. She felt so unsupported, she said, that she even had suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy.
“The thing that I hope for, and the thing I think about is that this first and foremost is a family,” Obama said.
“And I pray for forgiveness and healing for them so that they can use this as a teachable moment for us all.”