Royals’ public candour sheds light on universal hurts suffered in private

From racial bias to miscarriage, family stress and bereavement, Harry and Meghan’s openness in their Oprah interview will help a lot of people process their own traumas

‘Despite the gilded lives of royalty, with their castles, palaces and fairytale lifestyles, Harry and Meghan’s story is relatable to many’

Oprah Winfrey’s landmark interview with Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed underlying themes of grief, loss and mental health. In the two-hour interview, Meghan Markle spoke of her mental anguish and suicidal thoughts.

"I just didn't want to be alive any more,” the pregnant mother of a one-year-old said.

She described the emotional distress, isolation and depression she experienced after she became part of the British royal family. She believes this distress was exacerbated ...