Meghan Markle, a former actress and the Duchess of Sussex, has revealed the ‘worst period’ in her life when she needs assistance. In the most recent episode of her podcast Archetypes, titled The Decoding of Crazy with Deepika Padukone, Jenny Slate, and Constance Wu, Meghan interviewed the actor, Deepika Padukone. During her conversation with her guests, Meghan recalled how her husband, Prince Harry, had assisted her during that time.
Several years ago, when asked about her mental health, Deepika stated, “This feeling of emptiness, hollowness, and despondency pervades your every waking moment. Within our circle of relatives and friends, we knew someone who was a counselor, so I dialed her number. I chatted with her. She was at an event, excited, and remarked, “Deepika! I’m currently boarding an aircraft and en route to visit. You should consult a psychiatrist. She could tell from the sound of my voice that I needed assistance.”
Meghan remembered, “Yeah. And you found the fortitude to obtain the assistance you required and the assistance that worked for you. My husband (Prince Harry) had discovered a referral for me to call when I was at my lowest moment, I believe. And I dialed her number. No one in her life knew I was going to phone her.
She went on, “And she was completing her grocery store checkout. I could hear the small ‘beep, beep’ when I introduced myself and said, ‘Hello.’ You can hear the person saying, ‘Sorry. Who exactly is this?’ Um, I’m requesting assistance. And she could hear my desperate condition. But I think it’s up to each of us to be completely forthright about what we need and not be frightened to make peace with that and ask for it. And for you, I believe the most illuminating aspect is your willingness to discuss it.”
Harry participated alongside Oprah Winfrey in The Me You Can’t See, an Apple TV+ documentary about mental health, in 2018. Harry had discussed the racist articles written against Meghan and the inaction of his family.
“Within the first eight days of our relationship becoming public, it was stated that “Harry’s girl is (nearly) right out of Compton” and that her “diverse DNA will deepen the royal blood.” I felt helpless. I expected my family to assist, but every single request, request, or warning was received with either complete silence or outright neglect. We spent four years attempting to make it work, doing everything possible to remain in the role and position. However, Meghan struggled “he had stated.
In 2018, Harry and Meghan tied the knot. They have a 2019-born son, Archie, and a 2021-born daughter, Lilibet. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex declared in 2020 that they would no longer serve as senior royal family members. The couple then relocated to America.