Prince Harry claims he “hates” himself for the manner in which he dealt with his wife Meghan Markle’s depression during their time as royals.
“I was heartbroken. I was aware of her struggles. In the most recent episodes of their Netflix docuseries, “Harry & Meghan,” he remarked, “We were both battling, but I never imagined it would reach to that point, and the fact that it did made me feel angry and ashamed.”
The Duke of Sussex, aged 38, acknowledged that he did not manage the matter as he should have.
“I handled the situation as ‘Institutional Harry’ as opposed to ‘Husband Harry.'” And what dominated my emotions was my regal position. I had been taught to be more concerned with the question, “What will others think if we don’t attend this event? We will be tardy.
“And in retrospect, I despise myself for it. What she required from me much exceeded what I could provide.
Markle, 41, began having suicidal thoughts as unfavorable headlines about her began to circulate following the couple’s 2018 wedding.
“It was like, if I’m not here, everything will cease,” the Duchess of Sussex stated in the document. “That was the scariest part because it was such clear reasoning.”
She said, “That’s not an easy one for a mother to hear, and… I cannot defend her. H cannot defend her.”
Harry said in the document that the royal family was aware of how dire Markle’s situation was at the time.
Why couldn’t she just deal with it, they wondered? As if to imply, “Well, everyone else has handled it, so why can’t she?” However, it was different. This was distinct.
“However, if you strip away all of that and say, ‘Okay, alright, everything was exactly the same,’ do we still believe that we should have just endured it like other family members? Or do you believe it may be time for us to stop?”
Meghan first disclosed she had suicidal thoughts during her and Harry’s explosive 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“I just didn’t want to live anymore,” she stated at the time, adding that she requested assistance but was denied. She claimed in the document that the institution denied her request for assistance.
Since the disclosure, the former royal has been candid about her experience, telling an audience a month ago that she chose to discuss it because she “doesn’t want anyone to feel alone.”
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