"the thing that stopped her from seeing it through was how unfair it would be on me after everything that had happened to my mum," he explained
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have opened up about their mental health struggles quite a bit this year. After their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke of Sussex went on to collaborate with her for a new mental health docuseries, The Me You Can't See. During his interview with Winfrey for the series, Harry spoke about Markle's mental health struggles and her suicidal thoughts. He revealed that the only reason Markle didn't act on the suicidal ideations she had during her pregnancy with their son, Archie, was because she was afraid of hurting him, reported Buzzfeed.
The prince explained, "the thing that stopped her from seeing it through was how unfair it would be on me after everything that had happened to my mum and to now be put in a position of losing another woman in my life, with a baby inside of her, our baby." He added, "the scariest thing for her was her clarity of thought. She hadn’t ‘lost it.’ She wasn’t crazy. She wasn’t self-medicating, be it through pills or through alcohol. She was absolutely sober. She was completely sane. Yet in the quiet of night, these thoughts woke her up," reported BuzzFeed.
Prince Harry revealed that Meghan had told him that she was contemplating killing herself right before they were scheduled to attend a charity event at the Royal Albert Hall in London. "Meghan was struggling. People have seen the photograph of us, you know, squeezing each other’s hands as we walked into the Royal Albert Hall in London for a charity event. She was 6 months pregnant at the time. What perhaps people don’t understand is, earlier that evening, Meghan decided to share with me the suicidal thoughts and the practicalities of how she was going to end her life," he said.
The prince then shared that he felt helpless and ashamed for not having been able to console her immediately. "I'm somewhat ashamed of the way that I dealt with it. And of course, because of the system that we were in and the responsibilities and the duties that we had, we had a quick cuddle, and then we had to get changed and had to jump in a convoy with a police escort and drive to the Royal Albert Hall for a charity event and then step out into a wall of cameras and pretend as though everything’s OK. There wasn’t an option to say, 'You know what? Tonight we’re not going to go.' Because just imagine the stories that come from that," he explained, according to BuzzFeed.
He added, "While my wife and I were in those chairs, gripping each other’s hand, the moment the lights go down, Meghan starts crying. I’m feeling sorry for her, but I’m also really angry with myself that we’re stuck in this situation. I was ashamed that it got this bad. I was ashamed to go to my family. Because to be honest with you, like a lot of other people my age could probably relate to, I know that I’m not gonna get from my family what I need."