It was the most anticipated interview. This Sunday, March 7, CBS unveiled the truth interview given to Oprah Winfrey by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. In it, they confided in their new life in the United States but also returned to their departure from the royal family. The Duchess of Sussex, first interviewed on her own, revealed: “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore. And those were constant, terrifying, real and very clear thoughts.” The reason ? The British tabloid press. She spoke of the racist and defamatory attacks to which she had been subjected on numerous occasions. She then confesses that she thought her suicide “would solve everyone’s problems. I couldn’t see a solution. Look, I was really ashamed to have to say it at the time, and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry in particular, but I knew if I didn’t say anything I would hurt myself, ”she said. She also looks back on an evening in 2019, during which she went to a Cirque du Soleil performance with her husband. “I remember he said ‘I don’t think you can go to the party’ and I said ‘I can’t be alone’. We made it there and, if you zoom in on the photos of us at that party, you see her hand hanging tightly on mine. We smile and do our job, but we’re just trying to stand up, “she says before indicating that she” spent the evening crying when the lights went out “.
Meghan Markle told the royal family of her suicidal thoughts, but she explained that she could not count on them. “I asked for help and mentioned the possibility of medical treatment and I was told that I could not, that it would not be good for the institution,” she says. However, she was able to count on Prince Harry to be by her side: “I didn’t know what to do. I was not prepared for it. I had a dark time too. And I wanted to be there for her. J ‘was terrified,’ he first explained. Like his wife, he assures us that he was unable to speak to members of the royal family or to palace employees: “No. It’s not a conversation we could have. I imagine I had ashamed to admit that to them. I don’t know if those are thoughts or feelings they had also had. No idea. It’s an environment where you feel trapped, in which a lot of they are stuck ”. He then says “Yes, I had no one to turn to.” If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted to openly talk about their feelings, it is also so that “people remember this, it is because you have no idea what is going on with someone behind the doors closed, ”she concludes.
A brother or a sister for Archie?
During this interview, the couple took the opportunity to reveal the sex of their second child. “It’s a girl!” Said Prince Harry, visibly delighted to become a dad for the second time. He then says: “I’m grateful, having a child, whatever the sex, would have been great. But having a boy and then a girl, what more could you ask for?”, He concludes.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry © Capture TV CBS via Bestimage