“I needed to go somewhere to get help” – Meghan Markle Reveals How Connecting to Prince Harry During Her Worst Point Helped Her

“I needed to go somewhere to get help” – Meghan Markle Reveals How Connecting to Prince Harry During Her Worst Point Helped Her

After stepping down as a working royal, Meghan Markle has often spoken about her mental health. It was during the Oprah Winfrey interview in March 2021 that the former American actress got candid about her poor mental health. She had made a shocking revelation about thinking of suicide while pregnant with her first child, Archie

Meghan claimed that the racist treatment by the British press and certain members of the royal family made her depressed. The Duchess has now further elaborated on her mental condition while reflecting on how Prince Harry helped her overcome it. She discussed the sensitive topic in the fifth episode of her Spotify podcast Archetypes titled The Decoding of Crazy with Deepika Padukone, Jenny Slate and Constance Wu.

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Meghan Markle reflects on the attitude of the Palace toward her mental health

Speaking in the episode that aired on October 11, Meghan Markle revealed that it was hard for her to accept having mental issues. The actress struggled to explain herself to her husband in the fear of putting him on the spot with his family. However, she was forced to speak about the issues due to suicidal tendencies.

Meghan claimed that initially, she asked for help from the royal family. However, the Duchess was denied permission to be open up about her mental condition, as it could be fatal for the image of the House of Windsor. 


“I reached out to the royal family and said that I needed to go somewhere to get help. I’ve never felt this way before and I need to go somewhere, and they said I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution,” Meghan said in the episode. 

Further, the Suits alum revealed how Prince Harry became her biggest support and tried everything he could to provide her with external help. Speaking to Deepak Padukone, Meghan Markle narrated the incident of calling a woman and explaining the problem. 

It would not be wrong to say that the mental breakdown faced by Meghan was one of the biggest reasons behind her and Harry’s departure from the United Kingdom.

What are your thoughts about the actress going through mental issues while living with the royal family? Discuss in the comments. 

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