Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit a local farming family, the Woodleys, in Dubbo, Australia on October 17, 2018. Chris Jackson / Pool / Getty Images
Meghan revealed in her interview with Oprah Winfrey that life in the royal family had driven her to suicidal thoughts.
When Winfrey asked if there was a break, Meghan said yes. “I just didn’t see a solution. I would get up at night, I don’t understand how all of this is stirred up,” she said. “My mother and friends called me crying and said, ‘Meg, they are not protecting you.'”
“It all happened because I was breathing,” she said.
It brought her to the edge of despair, she said. “I was really ashamed to say it at the time and was ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially because I know how much loss he has suffered, but I knew I would if I didn’t say it – and I just didn’t want to be alive anymore. “
“It was a very clear and real and scary constant thought. I remember him cradling me right now and … I went to the institution and said I had to go somewhere for help … and I was told that I could not. “
She also went to the human resources department to appeal for leaving or seeking help, and although they expressed their condolences, they told her there was nothing they could do because she was not a paid member of the institution but a family.
“The way you describe it, even though you are about to commit suicide, you are trapped and couldn’t get any help. That’s what you describe, I hear that,” said Winfrey.
“Yes,” replied Meghan. “That’s the truth.”
“I share this because there are so many people who are afraid to speak that they need help, and I know how hard it is not just to say it but to say no,” she said.