The Most Shocking Moments From the Meghan & Harry TV Interview With Oprah
In a highly anticipated television special with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat down for their first tell-all interview since stepping away from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family.
These are the moments that everyone is talking about from Sunday night's interview:
Life as a Royal led Meghan Markle to suicidal thoughts.
Meghan told Oprah that life with the Royal family led her to a breaking point. She had suicidal thoughts, and despite going to those in the institution to ask for help (including mental health resources in a hospital, etc.), Meghan said she was shut down.
"I just didn't want to be alive anymore," Meghan told Oprah. "It was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought. I remember how he just cradled me, and ... I went to the institution, and I said I needed to go somewhere to get help ... and I was told that I couldn't."
The firm's Human Resources department said there was nothing they could do. They said they saw her pain, but informed her that she wasn't a paid member of the institution.
"I share this because there's so many people who are afraid to voice that they need help, and I know how hard it is not just to voice it but to be told no," Meghan said.
"I had no idea what to do, I went to a very dark place as well, but I wanted to be there for her," Harry said.
Meghan, meanwhile, has hope for the future too.
"I'm still standing, and my hope for people in the takeaway from this, is to know that there's another side -- to know that life is worth living," she said during the interview that aired on Sunday night.
Harry and Meghan are expecting a baby girl.
Meghan and Harry revealed during Sunday night's broadcast that they are expecting a baby girl, who is due this summer.
They say their family is complete with this baby girl.
"Two is it," Meghan revealed to Oprah.
Meghan and Harry got married three days before their Royal Wedding.
Meghan and Harry secretly got married three days before their big royal wedding.
"We wanted our union between us. The two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury," Markle told Oprah Winfrey.
The vows from that private ceremony are framed in their home, Meghan told Oprah. framed in their home shows the two of them during their private wedding, Meghan said.
Meghan didn't make Kate Middleton cry. Kate actually made Meghan cry.
Headlines swirled across the globe that Meghan made her sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge,
"The narrative with Kate, which didn't happen, was really difficult," but that was when everything began to change Meghan revealed.
So Meghan said it was shocking that 6-7 months after it actually happened that the reverse story happened.
"A few days before the wedding she was upset about something about the flower girl dresses, and it made me cry."
I've forgiven her, but Meghan noted that the institution didn't help to quell those rumors, which she called "a character assassination"