'Meghan Markle is not reading your comments but your friends and family will': Sophie Turner, Beyonce voice support
- Sophie Turner and Beyonce have reacted to Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah. While Sophie shared a message for those saying mean things for her online, Beyonce praised her courage.
Actor Sophie Turner and singing star Beyonce have voiced their support for Meghan Markle, who is receiving fresh batch of mean comments online after her interview with Oprah Winfrey. Meghan and Prince Harry's explosive interview about their life as seniors members of the royal family and all the challenges they had to face, has been getting a range of reactions online.
Sophie shared a viral message on Instagram, about those saying that they don't believe Meghan when she opened up about how she was suicidal and needed help for her mental health while she was in London. "Meghan Markle probably isn't going to see your negative comments saying you don't believe that she was suicidal... but your friends and family who have been in the past will, and they'll never come to you for help. Don't be that person," the message read.
Meghan said during the interview that the heavy racist vitriol from the UK press and the lack of support from the Buckingham Palace staff and family, led her to a dark place, mentally.
"I... just didn't want to be alive anymore. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought," she told Oprah during their three hour interview that was shortened to 1.5 hours for viewing. Asked if she was having suicidal thoughts, Meghan replied "Yes. This was very, very clear."
Recalling how she felt at the time, she said that "I'm scared, because this is very real. This isn't some abstract idea. This is methodical, and this is not who I am."
Even singer Beyonce, who has long been an ardent supporter of Meghan, shared words of encouragement. "Thank you Meghan for your courage and leadership," she wrote on her website, alongside a photo of the pair at the UK premiere for The Lion King. "We are all strengthened and inspired by you."
The Queen has also reacted to the interview and the revelations made by the couple. "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan," Buckingham Palace said in a statement issued on behalf of Elizabeth.
"The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."