Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, told Oprah Winfrey in a widely anticipated televised interview on Sunday, March 7, 2021, that she and Britain’s Prince Harry were actually married three days prior to the official nutials.
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, told Oprah Winfrey in a widely anticipated televised interview on Sunday that she contemplated suicide because of the treatment she received as a Royal.
Update 9:22 p.m. ET March 7: Britain’s Prince Harry confirmed to Winfrey the gender of the second child he and Markle are expecting this summer.
“It’s a girl,” Harry said, with a broad grin, confirming Archie will soon have a little sister.
The couple also confirmed they intend to call their family complete after their second child’s arrival.
“Two is it,” Markle told Winfrey.
Update 9:17 p.m. ET March 7: Roughly halfway through the two-hour televised special, Markle told Winfrey that her treatment by the Royal Family coupled with the tabloid assault on every facet of her life and all of the people she loved became a breaking point.
“I just didn’t see a solution … I realized it was all happening just because I was breathing,” Markle told Winfrey, recalling the shame she felt in admitting those feelings and in bringing them to Harry’s attention.
“I just didn’t want to live anymore,” Markle said, calling her suicidal ideation a “very real and clear and frightening and constant thought.”
She said she remembered most how Harry “cradled” her after learning of her state of mind, but then learned quickly that because of her station, seeking professional help was not an option.
“I share this because there are so many people who are afraid to voice that they need help,” she said.
‘If you or someone you know is struggling with with mental health or if you’re in crisis, call the national suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255
Original report: Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, told Oprah Winfrey in a widely anticipated televised interview on Sunday that she and Britain’s Prince Harry were actually married three days prior to the official nuptials.
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“I was thinking about it, you know our wedding—three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that. We called the Archbishop and we just said, look, this thing, this spectacle is for the world. But we want our union between us, so the vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury…”
The couple’s lavish wedding in St. George’s Chapel at England’s Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, meaning their actual anniversary falls on May 16, according to the Duchess.