Meghan Markle has admitted she was suicidal while pregnant with Archie.
The Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry joined Oprah Winfrey for a bombshell interview which aired on CBS on Sunday night.
In the tell-all interview, the former Suits star said “stress and isolation” during her pregnancy with her first child left her contemplating suicide.
“Look, I was really ashamed to have to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially, but I knew that if I didn’t say that, I would do it,” she told the US chat show host.
“I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
“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,” the former actress claimed.
“I did not know who to turn to. One of the people I reached out to, who has been a friend and a confidante, was one of [Princess] Diana’s best friends. Who else could understand what it is actually like on the inside.”
“You have no idea what’s going on for someone behind closed doors. You’ve no idea. Even the people that smile the biggest smiles and shine the brightest lights, it seems,” she added.
Meghan also said that there were “concerns and conversations” about “how dark” Archie’s skin might be when he was born.
A shocked Oprah responded: “What? Who, who is having that conversation with you? What?”
Meghan explained: “There are several conversations about it, with Harry,” adding she wasn’t going to reveal who the conversations were with because it would be “very damaging” to them.
The explosive interview airs on RTÉ2 tonight at 9:30pm.
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