Prince Harry instructed Oprah Winfrey that his household refused to assist with the barrage of media and social media abuse directed at his spouse, Meghan Markle.
“I believed my household would assist, however each single ask, request, warning, no matter it’s, simply received met with whole silence or whole neglect,” the Duke of Sussex mentioned in an interview for the Apple TV docuseries The Me You Cannot See, which was launched on the streaming platform Friday.
“That was one of many largest causes to depart,” he mentioned, referencing the couple’s determination to step again from royal life. “Feeling trapped and feeling managed by way of worry, each by the media and by the [royal] system itself, which by no means inspired the speaking about this sort of trauma. However actually now, I’ll by no means be bullied into silence.”
He mentioned that he felt compelled to get his household away from royal life after the Duchess of Sussex instructed him that she felt suicidal whereas 6 months pregnant with their son, Archie and he knew that he “wasn’t going to get from [his] household” the type of assist that he and Meghan wanted.
“I then had a son who I’d far reasonably be solely centered on, reasonably than each time I look in his eyes ponder whether my spouse goes to finish up like my mom and I’m going to should take care of him myself,” he mentioned.