Meghan Markle latest news – Duchess will DIE before critics leave her alone, Prince Harry fumes in new Oprah interview

MEGHAN Markle's critics "will not stop until she dies", Prince Harry has claimed in his new mental health documentary.

The Duke of Sussex opens up about his struggles with his mental well-being and the trauma that haunts him after the death of mother Princess Diana in The Me You Can't See – his new series with Oprah Winfrey that dropped on Apple TV today.

Harry, 36, says he regrets not taking a stand in his relationship with Meghan sooner, comparing their relationship to that of Diana's.

"History was repeating itself. My mother was chased to her death while she was in a relationship with someone who wasn’t white," he said.

"And now look what’s happened. You want to talk about history repeating itself? They’re not going to stop until she dies."

Read our Meghan and Harry live blog below for the very latest updates…

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY ASHAMED MEGHAN HAD SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

    After it was revealed Meghan Markle had suicidal thoughts following public scrutiny, Harry said he felt it was his fault for letting the situation go on that long.

    “I’m also really angry with myself that we’re stuck in this situation. I was ashamed that it had got this bad,” he said.

    “I was ashamed to go to my family because — to be honest with you, like a lot of other people my age could probably relate to — I know that I’m not going to get from my family what I need.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    PRINCE HARRY TO APPEAR ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA

    Prince Harry is set to appear on Good Morning America today after dropping "truth bombs" in a new mental health series with Oprah.

    The Duke of Sussex joined forces with the US TV chatshow queen for the series – The Me You Can't See – and will be on the popular ABC breakfast show to discuss it.

    Omid Scobie – a pal of the Sussexes who penned the biography Finding Freedom – confirmed on Twitter: "As some of you have already seen, Prince Harry will be joining @GMA tomorrow, May 21, to talk exclusively about #TheMeYouCantSee — the brand new @AppleTV series he executive produced with @Oprah ."

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY 'CAN'T THINK ABOUT DIANA AS IT'S TOO PAINFUL'

    Harry has said he can't think about his mother as it's too painful.

    The Duke of Sussex revealed the torment of attending Princess Diana's funeral – and how he is still haunted by "the sound of the horses' hooves going along the Mall". Harry opened up about the pain of the death of his mum, who died in a car crash when he was just 12, in his new documentary The Me You Can't See.

    He recalled the moment he walked behind Diana's coffin alongside his brother, uncle and grandfather in August 1997.

    The 36-year-old told Oprah Winfrey during the programme: "When my mum was taken away from me at the age of 12, just before my 13th birthday, I didn't want the [royal] life, sharing the grief of my mother's death with the world.

    "For me, the thing I remember the most was the sound of the horses' hooves going along the Mall. It was like I was outside of my body and just walking along doing what was expected of me."

  • Katie Davis

    MEGHAN TOLD HARRY HOW SHE WOULD KILL HERSELF

    Meghan Markle told her husband Prince Harry how she was going to attempt suicide – but she didn't want him to lose another woman in his life, he has revealed.

    Harry said: "Meghan decided to share with me the suicidal thoughts and the practicalities of how she was going to end her life.

    "The scariest thing for her was her clarity of thought. She hadn't 'lost it.' She wasn't crazy. She wasn't self-medicating, be it through pills or through alcohol.

    "She was absolutely sober. She was completely sane. Yet in the quiet of night, these thoughts woke her up.

    "I'm somewhat ashamed of the way that I dealt with them."

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY SAYS MEG WOKE HIM UP 'CRYING INTO A PILLOW'

    Prince Harry revealed Meghan Markle woke him up in the middle of the night "crying into her pillow" as "heartbreaking" bullying claims emerged days before their Oprah interview aired.

    In The Me You Can't See, Prince Harry opened up about the effect the allegations had on the Duchess of Sussex – who is pregnant with the couple's second child.

    In March, an insider told The Times that Meghan Markle drove two personal assistants out of the household and undermined the confidence of a third – which prompted Buckingham Palace to launch a full-scale investigation.

    Describing the impact the allegations had on his wife, Harry said: "I was woken up in the middle of the night to her crying in her pillow because she doesn't want to wake me up, because I'm already carrying too much.

    "That's heartbreaking. I held her, we talked, she cried, and she cried, and she cried."

  • Katie Davis

    MEG TOLD HARRY TO GET THERAPY AFTER HE 'ACTED LIKE A 12-YEAR-OLD'

    Meghan Markle told Prince Harry to get therapy after he "acted like a 12-year-old" in a huge row, he has revealed.

    The Duke of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey in his new documentary series The Me You Can't See he feared he'd lose his wife if he "didn't fix himself".

    "It was meeting and being with Meghan. I knew that if I didn't do therapy and fix myself, then I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with," he said.

    "There was a lot of learning right at the beginning of our relationship. She was shocked to be coming backstage of the institution of the British Royal Family.

    "When she said, 'I think you need to see someone', it was in reaction to an argument we had. In that argument, not knowing about it, I reverted back to 12-year-old Harry."

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY TELLS OF IMPORTANCE OF HIS FIRST TRIP TO AFRICA

    Reflecting on the months after his mother passed away, Harry opened up about how important his first trip to Africa was.

    "I think I was out there for at least two weeks," he said. "And it was such a cure. I just felt so free, it was a sense of escapism that I'd never felt before.

    "And then going back to the UK, knowing what I was going to be confronted with and knowing what I couldn't get away from was scary.

    "The trauma is very much geographical."

  • Joseph Gamp

    LIFETIME REVEALS DETAILS OF ESCAPING THE PALACE

    Lifetime has revealed details about its third instalment of the Harry and Meghan series.

    Jordan Dean and Sydney Morton will take on the Duke and Duchess titles.

    Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace is said to explore the details behind the decision that eventually drove Harry and Meghan to leave their royal life behind, Entertainment Weekly reports.

    According to a press release, “the movie will detail Meghan’s growing isolation and sadness, their disappointment that “The Firm” was not defending them against the press’s attacks and Harry’s fear that history would repeat itself and he would not be able to protect his wife and son from the same forces that may have contributed to his mother’s untimely death. Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace will examine the dynamics between Will (Whalen) and Harry, Kate (Mitchell) and Meghan, and Harry with Will and Charles (Coulter), that lead to the ultimate break from the royal ties.”

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY REVEALS LONDON WAS A 'TRIGGER'

    Harry has revealed returning to London was a "trigger" for him after Princess Diana's death as he tackled his personal traumas in an on-screen therapy session.

    The Duke of Sussex said he has a "hollow empty feeling of nervousness" whenever he arrives in the capital and admitted he feels "hunted and helpless" while he's there.

    When questioned by his therapist about how it makes him feel, Harry said: "[Like there] is no escape. There is no way out of this."

    But after being pushed by his therapist into exploring how he feels looking back on that moment, the soon-to-be- father-of-two added: "I'm not helpless.

    "It's only for a brief moment in time and you're living your life by truth so there's nothing to be afraid of or worried about."

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY CLAIMS CRITICS 'WON'T STOP UNTIL MEGHAN DIES'

    Prince Harry has claimed critics "won't stop until Meghan dies" and likened himself to his mum Diana as she was "in a relationship with someone who wasn't white".

    The Duchess of Sussex, 39, has claimed the Royal Family failed to help her when she had suicidal thoughts.

    Harry told Oprah Winfrey he was worried "history was repeating itself", drawing parallels with his mother, Princess Diana, who died in a car crash when Harry was 12.

    Harry said: "My mother was chased to her death while she was in a relationship with someone who wasn’t white.

    "And now look what’s happened. You want to talk about history repeating itself? They’re not going to stop until she dies. It’s incredibly triggering to potentially lose another woman in my life. "

  • Katie Davis

    HOW OLD WHEN HARRY WHEN DIANA DIED?

    Princess Diana's untimely death on August 31, 1997 stunned the nation and sent the world into mourning.

    Prince Harry was aged 12 at the time with Prince William aged 15.

    Princess Diana was laid to rest on September 6, 1997, exactly a week after her horror car crash in Paris.

    The brothers walked behind Diana's coffin as it was carried to Westminster Abbey — a move that has since drawn criticism as it put the young Princes in the spotlight during their time of grief.

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY MAKES ANOTHER BLAST AT THE QUEEN

    Prince Harry claimed The Firm tried to "smear" Meghan in a shocking blast at the Queen.

    The Duke of Sussex spoke about Meghan's struggles with mental health – and said the palace was at fault for making her "cry into her pillow" at night after the royal couple recorded their interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year.

    "Before the Oprah interview had aired, and because of their headlines and the combined effort of The Firm and the media to smear her, I was woken in the night to hear Meghan crying into her pillow because she doesn't want to wake me up because I'm already carrying too much," he said.

    "That's heartbreaking."

  • Katie Davis

    CONTINUED: 'YOU NEVER EVEN MET HER'

    Harry told his series co-host Oprah Winfrey: "When my mum was taken away from me at the age of 12, I didn't want the life, sharing the grief of my mother's death with the world.

    "For me, the thing I remember the most was the sound of the horses' hooves going along the Mall.

    "It was like I was outside of my body and just walking along doing what was expected of me.

    "(I was) showing one tenth of the emotion that everybody else was showing: This was my mum – you never even met her.

    "I was so angry with what happened to her and that there was no justice, at all. Nothing came from that."

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY 'ANGRY' AT PUBLIC FOR MOURNING DIANA'S DEATH

    Prince Harry has revealed he was "angry" at the British public for mourning his mother Diana because they "never even met her".

    The Duke of Sussex opened up about the pain of the death of his mum, who died in a car crash in August 1997 when he was just 12.

    Speaking in his new documentary The Me You Can't See, Harry addressed traumatic memories from his childhood – including the moment he was photographed with his brother, uncle and grandfather walking behind Diana's coffin at her funeral.

    The 36-year-old also expressed his frustration that the country grieved for his mother, despite not knowing her personally at all.

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY WAS 'WORRIED' TO RETURN FOR PHILIP'S FUNERAL

    Prince Harry has said he was "afraid" to return to the UK for Prince Philip's funeral but "used coping skills from therapy to get through".

    In the doc, Harry revealed he feared flying to Britain for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, who died aged 99 last month, would "trigger" his past trauma.

    But he said he had been helped through the emotionally difficult time by years of therapy.

    The duke said: "I was worried about it. I was afraid about it.

    "But then going through the motions and being able to lean on the toolbox, and lean on the learnings that I've grown from over the past, it definitely made it a lot easier. But the heart still pounds. That's a trigger, just like it is for anybody else."

  • Katie Davis

    PAUL BURRELL CLAIMS QUEEN TOLD DIANA TO DIVORCE CHARLES FOLLOWING BASHIR INTERVIEW

    The Queen is said to have sent a strongly-worded letter to Princess Diana telling her she should divorce Prince Charles, according to Di’s butler.

    The letter was sent a few weeks after Diana gave her 1995 tell-all interview with Martin Bashir saying there were “three of us” in her marriage, referring to Charles’s affair with Camilla.

    Princess Diana’s butler Paul Burrell said a royal messenger arrived at her front door carrying a letter in the Queen’s handwriting bearing the House of Windsor crest.

    Paul said: “It is a myth that the Princess wanted a divorce. She never wanted a divorce, but just a separation.

    “Princess Diana showed me a letter one day which was sent by The Queen. It was a letter of Royal crest of Windsor Castle. It was very obvious to make out that was from the Queen. It was in the Queen’s hand and her writing was shocking.”

  • Katie Davis

    COPS WON’T PROBE BASHIR OVER DIANA INTERVIEW

    No criminal investigation will be launched into the journalist Martin Bashir over his 1995 interview with Princess Diana, cops confirmed in March 2021.

    The Metropolitan Police force said then that “no further action will be taken” over allegations that Bashir used illegal subterfuge to get the interview.

    Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, alleged that Bashir used false documents, including fake bank statements, and other dishonest tactics to convince Diana to agree to the interview.

    Police Commander Alex Murray said detectives had “carefully assessed” the allegations and sought advice from lawyers.

    The force’s comments came two months ahead of an official inquiry concluding that the BBC covered up Bashir’s “deceitful behaviour” and that its journalist was in “serious breach” of the broadcaster’s guidelines when he faked bank statements.

  • Katie Davis

    SERIES ALSO FEATURES CELEBS INCLUDING LADY GAGA

    The mental health docuseries also features special guests talking about their own mental health experiences, including Lady Gaga and Glenn Close.

    The episodes tackle different topics related to mental health, such as not being afraid to ask for help, finding what works for you, and finding the right community to heal.

    Lady Gaga broke down in tears as she revealed she got pregnant after being raped by a music producer.

    The award-winning singer, 35, opened up about the horrifying ordeal on Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry's show The Me You Can't See.

    She explained: “I was 19 years old, and I was working in the business, and a producer said to me, ‘Take your clothes off. And I said no. And I left, and they told me they were going to burn all of my music. And they didn’t stop. They didn’t stop asking me, and I just froze and I—I don’t even remember."

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY REVEALS HAUNTING MEMORY OF MUM DIANA

    Harry spoke about his mother Princess Diana's death and a haunting memory he has of her driving him as a boy and being chased by several paparazzi on mopeds.

    "She was almost unable to drive because of the tears. There was no protection," he said.

    "One of the feelings that comes up with me always is the helplessness.

    That happened every single day until the day she died."

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY 'WISHES DIANA COULD HAVE MET MEGHAN'

    Harry opened up about how he wishes his mum Diana could have met wife Meghan and son Archie.

    "I wish she could have met Meghan. I wish she was around for Archie," he said.

    "I got a photo up in his nursery, and it was one of the first words that he said.

    "Apart from mama, papa, it was then grandma, grandma Diana.

    "It's the sweetest thing but at the same time makes me really sad."

  • Katie Davis

    WATCH: HARRY SAYS FAMILY SHOWED 'TOTAL NEGLECT' FOR HIS MENTAL HEALTH

    Prince Harry says family showed ‘total neglect’ for his mental health and Charles made him ‘suffer’ in blistering attack

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY HAS BEEN IN THERAPY 'FOR FOUR OR FIVE YEARS'

    In stunningly candid moments of the series, Harry, 36, launched a blistering attack on his close relatives

    He even admitted to past drug use and booze binges to escape from his anguish.

    Harry also revealed that he's been in therapy for "four or five years" – while also opening up about turning his back on Britain and his family to "break the cycle" of grief being passed down the generations.

  • Katie Davis

    HARRY CLAIMS CHARLES TOLD HIM HE'D SUFFER THE SAME PROBLEMS

    Prince Harry claims that Charles told him he would "suffer with the same problems as him" in his mental health documentary series with Oprah Winfrey.

    The 36-year-old told Oprah: “My father used to say to both William and I, ‘Well, it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you’.

    “That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered, that doesn’t mean your kids have to suffer. In fact, quite the opposite.

    “If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure whatever negative experiences you had that you can make it right for your kids. We chose to put our mental health first.

    “That’s what we’re doing and that’s what we will continue to do. Isn’t this all about breaking the cycle? Isn’t this all about making sure that history doesn’t repeat itself?”

  • Katie Davis

    HOW TO WATCH HARRY'S DOC WITH OPRAH

    The Apple TV+ series was released TODAY and features contributions from singer Lady Gaga, Syrian refugee Fawzi, and DeMar DeRozan of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs.

    All episodes of the programme are available to watch online now.

    The Me You Can't See is made by Apple TV + production and can be watched on their online streaming platform.

    Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac computers, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.

  • Katie Davis

    PRINCE WILLIAM SAVAGES BBC 'WHO LET HIS MUM DOWN'

    Prince William has blasted the “lurid and false claims” Martin Bashir made to get the 1995 Princess Diana interview.

    The Duke of Cambridge said the lies about the Royal Family “played on her fears and fuelled paranoia” – while brother Harry said the probe was the "first step towards justice" for their mum.

    Wills emphatically slammed the BBC for the interview and its fallout, insisting the failings “not only let my mother down, and my family down; they let the public down”.

    In a heartfelt outpouring, the Duke of Cambridge told of his “indescribable sadness” that his tragic mother had been tricked and deceived by Bashir and failed by the Beeb and its leaders.

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