Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after attending a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London.(AP)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after attending a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London.(AP)

Prince Harry says he was met with 'total neglect' when he asked royal family to help Meghan Markle

  • Prince Harry has made new statements about the royal family, especially the way that he and his wife, Meghan Markle, were treated after they expressed concerns about the harassment she was facing in the press.
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2021 11:46 AM IST

Prince Harry in a new documentary series has said that he was met with 'total silence' when he asked his family to help his wife, Meghan Markle, after she made him aware of her struggles. Harry appears alongside Oprah Winfrey in The Me You Can't See, a documentary series about mental health on Apple TV+.

Speaking about the racist articles that were being written about her, Harry said, "Within the first eight days of our relationship being made public was when they said, 'Harry's girl is (almost) straight outta Compton' and that her 'exotic DNA will be thickening the royal blood'."

He said that he couldn't bear to lose another woman in his life, and decided to seek help from the royal family because how Meghan was being treated reminded him of the way the press treated his mother, Princess Diana.

"I felt completely helpless," Harry said. "I thought my family would help, but every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, just got met with total silence or total neglect. We spent four years trying to make it work, we did everything we possibly could to stay there doing the role and doing the job. But Meghan was struggling."

Harry and Meghan had appeared for an interview with Oprah earlier this year. Revelations made about the inner workings of the royal family made headlines around the world.

Also read: The Me You Can't See review: Prince Harry bares his soul to Oprah in profoundly moving Apple show

Harry and Meghan tied the knot in 2018. They celebrated their third wedding anniversary just a few days ago. They are parents to Archie, born in 2019, and are expecting their second child, a girl.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP