Meghan Markle has opened up to Oprah Winfrey about her dark thoughts while being part of the royal family, and what she had to say has left everyone shocked...
The interview has highlighted what the couple went through before deciding to break ties with the royal family...
The revelations to come out of it have shocked everyone...
And now Meghan Markle has admitted Prince Harry saved her life after feeling like she "didn't want to be alive anymore."
Keep scrolling for the heartbreaking story...
Now, the whirlwind love story began back in 2016.
via: GettyWhen Meghan Markle started dating Prince Harry, her career as an actress seemed to be instantly swapped for a life fulfilling royal duties.
It was rather unexpected...But Harry seemed to be besotted with his new love interest and it didn't take him long to cement her as his serious girlfriend... including taking her to meet Queen Elizabeth just a few months in!
After a year of dating, Harry and Meghan announced their engagement...
They married in May 2018...
via: GettyWhich made Meghan an official part of the royal family.
It was the most magical of days...And Meghan was christened with her official title, the Duchess of Sussex.
The couple announced their pregnancy shortly after the wedding...
Even though the little family seemed to radiate with happiness...
via: GettyThings were far from the case behind the scenes as Meghan was relentlessly attacked by the British press and public.
Anything she did or said...
via: GettyThe British media had something to say about it. Whether she was being branded as a diva, a control-freak, a "monarchy ruiner," and even a bad mother, Meghan received it all.
Even though Meghan bravely put a smile on her face throughout it all...There's absolutely no doubt that she was struggling.
Meghan and Harry made the bold decision to step down from royal duties a year ago in January 2020.
This came as a huge shock worldwide...
via: GettyBut nobody was more shocked than those in the royal family.
Apparently, the Queen wasn't notified of Harry and Meghan's plans to step down from the family until after their announcement on social media.
via: GettyHer Majesty published a statement shortly afterward, which read: "Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through."
Harry's relationship with his brother William also reportedly came under strain following his departure.
via: GettyThe future King of England was reported to have distanced himself from Harry and Meghan, with claims surfacing that the pair didn't speak for months.
Even though the family is now residing in Los Angeles...
via: GettyMeghan and Harry are still receiving a lot of heat from the British press for "breaking up the royal family."
She and Harry continue to claim that they want more privacy as a family...
But the British public is finding this hard to believe...
The pair also revealed that they will be venturing into the world of TV...
via: GettyLeaving fans of the royal family completely baffled.
Reports also surfaced that Harry and Meghan have signed a $143 million deal with Netflix for a reality series.
via: GettyThey have been reported to want to "work behind the cameras" with Netflix so people can see "the real Meghan." A source explained how the vision of the show will be tasteful: "They want to give people a glimpse into their lives. They may have had all these lofty ideas about producing epics highlighting environmental causes and the poverty gap, but Netflix obviously wants their pound of flesh."
If it happens, it will hopefully have more longevity than their other explorations.
via: GettyAs their biography, Finding Freedom, is now being sold with a substantial price decrease just 5 months after being released.
The book, which was released in August last year, was originally a huge success.
via: GettyThe biography was written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, and although the couple claimed they did not contribute to the book, it contained a lot of intimate knowledge.
It offers a glimpse into the couple's life as senior royals, while discussing their shocking exit.
via: GettyThe Daily Mail reports that one of the authors, Omid Scobie, said that while they did not interview the couple, many friends gave them insights - providing "a lens to the couple through their friends and their circle of aides."
Initially priced at $27, the book was declared a bestseller...
via: GettyAnd the Daily Mail reported that 31,000 copies of the book were sold in the U.K in the first five days of its release, according to figures from data provider Nielsen Book.
When first released, author and royal correspondent, Scobie took to Instagram to thank people for its success.#FindingFreedom and helped make it a global bestseller on the first day of sale. Your support means everything and I really hope you enjoy reading it."
But sadly, the success didn't last long...
via: GettyAs now, just months down the line, the book can be purchased for as little as $1.36.
Online U.K-based book shop, Hive, is selling it for just 99 pence ($1.36).
via: GettyWhile elsewhere on eBay, one seller is selling it for £1.98 ($2.69). And that's including free shipping!
Shortly after, it was confirmed that Harry and Meghan were expecting their second child.
A spokesperson for the couple confirmed the news.
More specifically they said: "We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child."
Aw! Such incredible news. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting a second baby. Beautiful image. Happy Valentine’s Day all! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/3v0M3NtHQy— Sarah Packer (@Sarah_EmilyP) February 14, 2021
But now, devastating news has come out during an interview with Oprah, about how they struggled to be a part of the royal family when Meghan was first pregnant with Archie...
The Duchess admitted she struggled a lot with suicidal thoughts, saying she "thought it would have solved everything for everyone."
Meghan Markle reveals that at one point she didn’t want to be alive anymore after the torment she faced by the British tabloids and Royal Family. pic.twitter.com/nleIoIF6W9— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 8, 2021
Meghan claims she went to "the institution" but was denied help for the way she was feeling.
She admitted she felt "ashamed" to open up, but "knew that if she didn't say it she would do it".
Meghan Markle told Oprah she had asked officials at Buckingham Palace for medical help after having suicidal thoughts but was told it would damage the institution. pic.twitter.com/3AwEiPdyYN— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 8, 2021
She says it was a "real and frightening and constant thought" but that Harry saved her from herself before they decided to leave the royal family for good.
Meghan said: "It is greater than any fairytale that you've ever read, I think Harry saved all of us.
Meghan Markle was SUICIDAL and the royal family DENIED her mental health treatment, but she persevered and her openness will SAVE LIVES. 🙏🏽— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) March 8, 2021
Every 40 seconds, a person dies by suicide
"He ultimately called it. He made a decision that saved my life and saved all of us. But you need to want to be saved."
Meghan said she "couldn't be left alone" when she was pregnant with Archie.
And claims she was told by Buckingham Palace that it would be better to not get help.
When Oprah asked if she was "thinking of harming herself or having suicidal thoughts" Meghan replied "yes."
According to Meghan, she asked the "most senior" people if she could get help but was told it wouldn't look good on the institution if she did.
After their security was removed, the couple felt "at-risk."
Harry even said it was Meghan who saved him after becoming "trapped" in the royal family.
Oprah asked Harry if he would have left without Meghan's help, to which Harry replied: "I would not have been able to. I myself was trapped as well. I didn't see a way out."
Although this has opened up a can of worms for the royal family, Oprah has admitted there will be more to come...
The source said: "The Oprah interview isn't necessarily a one-off. The door has been left open for the couple to come back again and talk about their lives.
Meghan Markle opens up about suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie, following harassment by the UK press.pic.twitter.com/wAiVt3B0Bi— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) March 8, 2021
"From a TV perspective and a financial point of view, the door would be wide open for a second show. The revenue raised is spectacular."
Stay tuned for more updates...