Meghan and Harry interview with Oprah: Live updates

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex speaks during a visit to The Silverstone Experience at Silverstone on March 6, 2020 in Northampton, England. Peter Nicholls/WPA Pool/Getty Images

When Meghan told Harry that she didn’t want to live anymore, “I was terrified,” Harry told Oprah Winfrey.

“I had no idea what to do, I went to a very dark place as well, but I wanted to be there for her,” he said.

At first, he didn’t tell the family that she needed help — it’s not a conversation easily had in the institution, he said. And, he added, “I guess I was ashamed of admitting it to them — I don’t know if they’ve had the same feelings or thoughts. I have no idea.”

It’s a stifling environment, and “I didn’t have anywhere to turn to,” he added. “For the family, they very much have this mentality of, this is just how it is, you can’t change it, we’ve all been through it.”

“But what was different for me was the race element — it wasn’t just about her, it was about what she represents,” he said. “So it’s not just affecting my wife, but affecting so many other people as well.”

That’s what pushed him to discuss the issue with the royal family and warn them that “this isn’t going to end well,” Harry said.

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