The highly anticipated interview the world will be talking about aired on Sunday night in the US as Oprah Winfrey sat down with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for a 2-hour special where nothing was off-limits.
Markle claimed she had suicidal thoughts because life within the royal family was so isolating after the negative press she got from marrying Harry in 2018.
“I just didn’t want to be alive anymore,” she said. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought.”
She said she eventually told her husband she was having suicidal thoughts before an event at Royal Albert Hall hours later.
“I remember him saying, ‘I don’t think you can go,’ and I said, ‘I can’t be left alone.’”
Markle also alleged Archie’s race was “an issue”. Markle, who is half-Black, alleges there were conversations before Archie’s birth about his skin color and “how dark” he would be. She claims there wouldn’t receive a title or security for their son.
Oprah asked if the issue was that he’d “too brown and that would be a problem,” Meghan explained, “I wasn’t able to follow up with why, but if that’s the assumption you’re making, I think that feels like a pretty safe one.”
Harry also alleges these conversations happened but refused to provide details when pressed.
That conversation I am never going to share, but at the time it was awkward and I was a bit shocked,” he said. “That was right at the beginning… what will the kids look like?”
Following Markle’s alleged suicidal thoughts, she says she was told no when asking to get treatment for her mental state.
The Duchess alleges there was nearly no guidance or support. She wasn’t allowed to leave the house for months due to concerns regarding optics and asked the institution for help, she claims she was told no.
The Harry and Meghan with Oprah Winfrey interview airs tonight at 9 PM on ITV.