Prince Harry shared new details about Meghan Markle’s mental-health struggles during the couple’s time as senior members of the royal family in his new docuseries “The Me You Can’t See.”
The Duke of Sussex executive produced and co-created the Apple TV+ show with Oprah Winfrey. In the fifth episode, Harry discussed the toll of the treatment by the British tabloids on Markle.The couple previously revealed that Markle struggled with suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie, and they said the royal family refused to get her help. Harry said that he woke up to Markle crying at one point before their interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“Before the interview, because of their headlines and that combined effort of the firm and the media to smear her, I was woken up in the middle of the night to her crying in her pillow because she doesn’t want to wake me up because I’m already carrying too much,” Harry said of Markle.“That’s heartbreaking,” he added. “I held her. We talked. She cried, and she cried, and she cried.” The firm refers to members of the royal family, the staff that supports them, and the duties members of the monarchy have.
Harry shared that he and Markle have been able to seek therapy since they stepped back from the royal family, saying it helped them “withstand” the issues they face.“Therapy has equipped me to be able to take on anything,” he said. “That’s why I’m here now. That’s why my wife is here now. Without therapy and without doing the work, we would not be able to withstand this.”
Harry went on to say that stepping back was “scary,” but he doesn’t regret the decision. “Making this move was really scary,” he said. “At every possible opportunity, the forces that were working against us tried to make it impossible.”
“I have no regrets. It’s incredibly sad, but I have no regrets at all because now I’m in a place where I feel as though I should have been four years ago,” he went on to say, referencing when he and Markle became a couple. Harry added that his panic attacks have gone away since he started therapy.
“I’m now more comfortable in my own skin. I don’t get panic attacks. I have learned more about myself in the last four years than I have in the 32 years before that,” Harry said. “I have my wife to thank for that.” He credits Markle with helping him see he needed help.