Oprah Interview: Meghan reveals she had suicidal thoughts during her stay with royal family
This undated image released March 7, 2021 courtesy of Harpo Productions shows Britain's Prince Harry (L) and his wife Meghan (C), Duchess of Sussex, in a conversation with US television host Oprah Winfrey.AFP

Oprah Interview: Meghan reveals she had suicidal thoughts during her stay with royal family

Meghan Markle further revealed that she was denied help during her mental health crisis and she was told that “it wouldn't be good for the institution” if she seeks help.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat down in an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on Sunday night. In the interview, Meghan Markle opened-up about having suicidal thoughts during her stay with the royal family and contemplated taking her own life after marrying Prince Harry.

"I was ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to say it to Harry...I just didn't want to be alive anymore. I knew that if I didn't say it, that I would do it. And I just didn't want to be alive anymore. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought," Meghan said.

Asked by Winfrey whether she was having suicidal thoughts, Meghan replied "Yes. This was very, very clear."

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She further revealed that she was denied help during her mental health crisis and she was told that “it wouldn't be good for the institution” if she seeks help.

“I remember how [Harry] 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.

Harry and Meghan announced in January 2020 that they are stepping away from their royal duties and moved to the US.

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