She said she had been the victim of “character assassination” and that the pressure drove her to the point of self-harm.
“Look, I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially, because I know how much loss he has suffered, but I knew that if I didn’t say it, then I would do it,” an emotional Meghan said. “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
In the wide-ranging interview, which aired on CBS, Meghan also revealed a troubling allegation about the royal family’s views about race.
In the months leading up to their son Archie’s birth, Meghan said she and Harry were told that royal insiders had expressed “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he is born.”
The revelation floored Winfrey, who responded: “What?”
“There are several conversations,” Meghan said, “potentially and what that would mean or look like.”
Winfrey pressed Meghan to reveal names, but the duchess declined.
“I think that would be very damaging to them,” Meghan said.
Harry confirmed that he was questioned about the skin tone of his son, but he didn’t identify who made the remarks or when they were made.
“That conversation I’m never going to share. But at the time, it was awkward, I was a bit shocked,” he said. “I’m not comfortable sharing it.”
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