For most black people, Meghan and Harry’s interview was more a firecracker, rather than the explosive bombshell we were promised.
The fact that we were so nonchalant about the one thing that riled up the rest of the liberal world, says a lot about our own relationship with prejudice.
Very few of us were surprised to hear that racism exists in the whitest white family that ever did white.
Then there’s also their past colonial tendencies that some would argue is the sole cause of the endemic racism in the world today.
Prejudice against indigenous peoples in far-off lands was part of what fuelled imperialism.
So no, I wasn’t at all surprised that someone in Buckingham Palace wondered out loud about the skin tone of the offspring of a mixed race in-law.
And while I am inclined to believe most of what Meghan had to tell Oprah, I am a bit sceptical that she was that naïve as to not anticipate even just a little bit of prejudice.
But for all their supposed refinement, there is a sad double irony permeating the entire story.
Firstly, do they not realise that when it comes to looks, they should be the last to talk.
A brief and frightening look in the mirror should be enough to shut them up.
Almost all the good looks in that family belongs to people who weren’t born into the royal bloodline – Diana, Fergie and even Kate.
And that’s mostly because all the royal families of Europe have a well-documented predilection for marrying blood relatives, resulting in a litany of infertility, as well as mental and physical abnormalities.
The queen herself is married to a distant cousin of hers.
In fact, incest for the purpose of concentrating power, avoiding war and keeping blue blood pure, was such an accepted part of the world’s royalty, that certain congenital defects and illnesses became par for the course over the centuries.
Haemophilia and a condition known as Habsburg Jaw are just some of the diseases that plague Europe’s royals as a result of centuries of inbreeding.
The one that is most obvious from historical documents is the variety of mental illness.
Those of you watching The Crown on Netflix, would be aware of the Queen’s “hidden cousins” – the two sisters who spent virtually their entire lives in a mental institution.
There are dozens of similar stories from across the centuries and since almost all of Europe’s royal families were related, the constant inbreeding kept making matters worse.
From the madness of King George and Portugal’s Queen Maria, to Queen Victoria spreading Haemophilia among all of Europe’s nobles, pretty much sparking the Russian revolution, it’s not a pretty picture.
So how smart are they that they would prefer any of these awful consequences, over something as benign as a darker skin tone?
And let’s just face it, anybody fleeing to modern America to escape racism, must have had it pretty bad at home.
The other sad part of it all is how Meghan described her lonely struggle with mental illness, including suicidal thoughts and how she was refused help.
One would expect that a family that has so many examples of mental illness over so many centuries, would by now have learned how to deal with it more effectively than the peasantry.
But no, it’s all about the optics, showing the world an image of royal perfection.
The answers may lie in my belief that prejudiced people are mentally disabled, intellectually primitive and emotionally unevolved.
And since mental illness is something that is clearly prevalent in the British royal bloodline, then suddenly all the centuries of prejudice, including racism against one of their own, makes perfect sense.