All eyes were on Meghan and Harry when the couple made their first public appearance in more than two years with Prince William and Kate on Saturday.
Their interactions with the Queen’s mourning crowd have been scrutinized for signs of tension, with footage surfacing of members of the public making disparaging remarks about Meghan, and a moment where some accused the Duchess of appearing ‘passive-aggressive’ during the conversation. with a royal assistant.
As the couple clashes with the British press again, royal watchers are online reminded of why they fled to the US in the first place, with Harry’s emotional confession regarding his wife’s mental health appearing on Twitter.
Clip from last year’s Apple TV+ documentary I that you don’t see hosted by Harry and Oprah Winfrey, saw the Prince candid about the difficulties they faced as a new couple, citing a Daily Mail headline that described Meghan as “almost straight out of Compton”.
He went on to reveal that Meghan struggled with suicidal thoughts as she struggled with her new life as a member of the royal family, claiming there was little support from those around her.
“We were followed, photographed, stalked, stalked,” he said of their beginning.
“Clicking and flashing cameras make my blood boil, make me angry, bring me back to what happened to my mom.
“I felt completely helpless … Every question, request, warning … Just met with complete silence or complete neglect. We spent four years trying to make it work, we did our best to stay there and continue to play the part and do the job, but Meghan struggled,” he said of his family’s response to their complaints.
Harry then remembered a charity event at the Royal Albert Hall when Meghan was six months pregnant.
Earlier that evening, he said that Meghan had spoken out about suicidal thoughts that had gone as far as thinking about “the practical aspects of how she’s going to take her own life.”
“In the stillness of the night, these thoughts woke her up,” he said.
“The thing that kept her from going through with it was how unfair that would be to me, after everything that happened to my mom.”
Admitting he was “ashamed” of how he handled Meghan’s revelation, Harry said they couldn’t back out of their engagements at the Royal Albert Hall so they just “quickly hugged” and headed to the event during which Meghan wept softly when the lights were turned off.
“My biggest regret is that I didn’t take a bigger stand in my relationship with my wife and call for racism,” said the 37-year-old Duke of Sussex.
“History repeated itself, my mother was hounded to death when she was in a relationship with someone who was not white.”
Posting the clip on Twitter, Yahoo News correspondent Nadine Batchelor-Hunt said, “I’ve never seen this before and it makes the British tabloids’ harassment of them all the more grotesque.”
The tweet is going viral with over 40k retweets and 193.3k likes, with many asking for details about the documentary that aired last May.
Renewed interest in the documentary came after Meghan made a surprise appearance alongside Harry, his ex-brother Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton outside Windsor Castle on Saturday.
It was later revealed that the surprise reunion happened after Prince William sent Prince Harry a message inviting him and Meghan to join the Cambridges on their outing.
This was reported by a high-ranking source in the palace. Sun: “The Prince of Wales previously invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to join him and the Princess of Wales.
“The Prince of Wales thought it was an important demonstration of the Queen’s unity at an incredibly difficult time for the family.”
However, just days before, King Charles reportedly ordered Harry not to bring Meghan to Balmoral to say goodbye to her grandmother when he and other senior members of the royal family rushed to the queen’s bedside.
“Charles has made it very, very clear that Meghan will not be welcome,” the source said. Sun.
The Queen died before Harry’s arrival, and the announcement of her death was made while he was still on his way.