Prince Harry Accused The Royal Family Of “Total Silence” And “Total Neglect” When He And Meghan Asked For Help

Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that his family refused to help with the barrage of media and social media abuse directed at his wife, Meghan Markle.

“I thought my family would help, but every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, just got met with total silence or total neglect,” the Duke of Sussex said in an interview for the Apple TV docuseries The Me You Can’t See, which was released on the streaming platform Friday.

“That was one of the biggest reasons to leave,” he said, referencing the couple’s decision to step back from royal life. “Feeling trapped and feeling controlled through fear, both by the media and by the [royal] system itself, which never encouraged the talking about this kind of trauma. But certainly now, I will never be bullied into silence.”

He said that he felt compelled to get his family away from royal life after the Duchess of Sussex told him that she felt suicidal while 6 months pregnant with their son, Archie and he knew that he “wasn’t going to get from [his] family” the kind of help that he and Meghan needed.

“I then had a son who I’d far rather be solely focused on, rather than every time I look in his eyes wonder whether my wife is going to end up like my mother and I’m going to have to look after him myself,” he said.


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