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Meghan Markle says rumors drove her to thoughts of suicide; palace had ‘concerns’ about how dark her son’s skin might be

The pressure of being under the microscope drove Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, to thoughts of suicide, Prince Harry’s wife said in explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday. She said she had been the victim of “character assassination,” and the pressure drove her to the point of self-harm.

“Look, I was really ashamed to have to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially, but I knew that if I didn’t say that, I would do it,” an emotional Meghan said. “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.” In the wide-ranging interview that aired on CBS, Meghan also revealed a troubling allegation about the royal family’s view on 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’s 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 name names but she declined. “I think that would be very damaging to them,” Meghan said.

Harry confirmed he was questioned about the skin tone of his unborn 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 all good, I was a bit shocked,” he said. “I’m not comfortable sharing it.”

In the wide-ranging interview that aired on CBS, Meghan also revealed that she was brought to tears before her wedding in an argument with sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. In the couple’s first lengthy interview since they left the royal family, Meghan and Harry opened up about their treatment by Buckingham Palace and their decision to start a new life in the United States.

Meghan says rumors drove her to thoughts of suicide; palace had ‘concerns’ about how dark her son’s skin might be, CNBC, Mar 8

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