On the occasion of World Mental Health Day this Saturday, October 10, Meghan Markle spoke to the Teenager Therapy podcast. The Duchess of Sussex notably returned to the many criticisms to which she was the subject.
A duchess on edge. Since the formalization of her relationship with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has become a target for many people. Severely criticized – for her marriage, her pregnancy, her secret childbirth and more recently for the Megxit as well as its installation in the United States -, pointed out, observed … Prince Harry’s wife confided in open heart on his feelings on the occasion of World Mental Health Day this Saturday, October 10. Like her husband, who revealed last February to have followed a long therapy to overcome the trauma of having lost her mother, the former actress spoke on the occasion of a podcast, entitled Teenager Therapy. With Prince Harry, she was discussing with high school students from Santa Barbara a fundamental question: “How we can all contribute to a healthier world: physically, mentally, emotionally”.
In full discussion with young Gael, Kayla and Thomas, Meghan Markle regretted that the coronavirus pandemic had pushed people to turn more to the internet. According to the Duchess, who has often been critical with social media, this paves the way for more “vulnerability” and less than “disconnection “. “I can speak about it personally, because I was the most trolled person in the world in 2019Archie’s mom continued. Men and women alike. Eight months ago, I was invisible. It’s almost insurmountable. “ Touched by the criticisms it has long suffered, and by the ill-being she felt in England, Meghan Markle also mentioned the “personal work” that she did to try not to be overtaken by her detractors: “We all know what it is to be hurt, to be isolated or impaired”. Leaving the UK and the ranks of the royal family, Prince Harry’s wife has confessed to having placed her mental health first.
Meghan Markle at America’s Got Talent final Backgrid UK/ Bestimage
Meghan Markle looks back on a “moment of vulnerability”
If today the Duchess of Sussex says was going “very good”, she regretted that “last months” have been “difficult for everyone”, even if she knows that she is privileged because she has “health” and “a roof over” of his head. At his side, Prince Harry thanked the teenagers for bringing up this still too taboo subject. “For Meghan this is what happened in 2019, but if you are a young girl or a young boy in school, this is your world, so if you are attacked, bullied or anything online … it’s the same “, added the Duke of Sussex, before his wife returned to the interview she gave in South Africa and where she had melted into sobs : “I was breastfeeding back then and a lot of people don’t know it’s like running a marathon, so between each official engagement, I was running to make sure our son was fed. … I had not prepared this answer, I just answered honestly because I was in a moment of vulnerability because I was tired“.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in full interview for TIME 100 television ABC ABC / BACKGRID UK via BestimageVery committed to the subject of mental health for years, Prince Harry wanted to send a message. “I think making your personal care a priority is extremely important, because vulnerability is not a weakness, showing vulnerability in today’s world in particular is a strength.”, explained the Duke of Sussex, who is a big support for his wife. VSaware of living a particular situation and living the other side of the coin of a life spent in the spotlight and in front of cameras around the world, he returned to his daily life. “Our situation is somewhat unique, but each person’s situation is unique, it’s a different version of the same thing”, he added before hinting at his departure of the British royal family : “I made the choice not to read the reviews, not to see them, to stay away from them, and to focus on hope”.