Meghan Markle Says She Considered Taking Her Own Life

Meghan Markle Says She Considered Taking Her Own Life

Meghan Markle considered taking her own life, and received no support from the royal family in her moments of deepest pain, she told Oprah Winfrey in her blockbuster Sunday night interview.

Her suicidal feelings became so bad she felt she could not be left alone, she told Oprah. Meghan wiped away tears, as she recalled being at a public event, and having to be “on.”

Meghan and Harry also revealed the sex of their expected baby to Oprah—it is a girl, and her birth date will be in the summer time.

Harry broke the news, saying it was “amazing.” He added: “I’m just grateful…to have any child, any one or any two would have been amazing. But to have a boy and then a girl, you know, what more can you ask for? But now, you know, now we—we’ve got our family. We’ve got, you know, the four of us and our two dogs, and it’s great.”

Prionce Harry said he felt “trapped” within the royal family, and his father Prince Charles and Prince William feel the same. Princess Diana would feel “very angry” about how events had unfolded, and would ultimately want them to be happy, he added.

Meghan came close to tears as she told Oprah she contemplated suicide under the pressure of being a member of the royal family.

Asked if there was a “breaking point,” Meghan said, “I just didn’t, I just didn’t want to be alive anymore. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought. And I remember, I remember how he just cradled me. I went to the institution, and I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help. I said that ‘I’ve never felt this way before, and I need to go somewhere.’ And I was told that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution.”

Meghan said she was told by Palace officials “there’s nothing we can do to protect you, because you’re not a paid employee of the institution.” Meghan said she sent “emails” and was “begging for help … but nothing was ever done.”

Meghan said she thought that taking her own life “would have solved everything for everyone.”

Meghan said her suicidal thoughts were “very clear and very scary. And, you know, I didn’t know who to even turn to in that. And one of the people that I reached out to, who’s continued to be a friend and confidant, was one of my husband’s mom’s best friends, one of Diana’s best friends. Because it’s, like, who else could understand what, what it’s actually like on the inside?”

Meghan also claimed she had been “silenced” and that there had been “concerns” over the possible darkness of baby Archie’s skin. She and Harry also married in secret three days before her public wedding ceremony.

Meghan told Oprah: “It was only once we were married and everything started to really worsen that I came to understand that not only was I not being protected but that they (the royal family) were willing to lie to protect other members of the family, but they weren’t willing to tell the truth to protect me and my husband.”

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