Princess Diana’s biographer says the royal family has a “history” of seeking help from professional bodies with psychological issues.
Andrew Morton, who wrote Princess Diana’s best-selling biography in 1992, revealed that the Queen herself received help to “breathe and relax” during her Annus horribilis in 1992.
He also pointed to Princess Margaret, who allegedly sought help from a Harley Street psychologist for depression during her ill marriage to Antony Armstrong Jones in the 1970s.
Appearing on Lorraine today, he admitted he was “baffled” by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in which the Duchess of Sussex claimed concerns about her mental health were being ignored.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey saw the Duchess of Sussex claim concerns about her mental health had been ignored
Princess Diana’s biographer claimed on Lorraine today that the royal family had a “history” of seeking help from professional bodies with psychological issues
“It’s from a generation where – if it’s cold, put on a sweater, don’t turn up the heat – do and fix, people weren’t talking about mental illness.
“But that said, Margaret opted for psychological counseling and even the Queen herself during her Annus horribilis had someone to help her breathe and relax.
“So, in a fun way, the Royal Family have a habit of seeking help from professional bodies with psychological issues they are facing. ”
Andrew then admitted he ended up with “more questions than answers” after the bombshell interview.
He singled out Princess Margaret, who allegedly sought help from a Harley Street psychologist for depression during her ill marriage to Antony Armstrong Jones in the 1970s.
“It was a very sad admission,” Morton said. “But that left a lot more questions than answers.
“Especially since Harry is a boss of a mental health organization, his godmother, Julia Samuel, is a well-known psychotherapist, she is on speed dial. So I was puzzled by that statement.
During the interview, Meghan, 39, said she later contacted one of Diana’s best friends, the Princess of Wales, in the midst of her battle for sanity because she didn’t feel not supported by the palace.
Meghan revealed in tears that the stress of royal life had made her suicidal even though she was five months pregnant during the revealing interview earlier this month.
The Duchess of Sussex told Oprah she ‘couldn’t be left alone’ and told her husband she ‘didn’t want to be alive anymore’ before claiming Buckingham Palace’s human resources department ignored her cry for help because she was not “paid”. employee’.
Meghan cited the event at the Royal Albert Hall in January 2019, saying she was forced to leave while struggling with her mental health.
Describing how she planned to end her life thinking ‘it was best for everyone’, Meghan said: ‘I knew if I didn’t say it I would. I just didn’t want to be alive anymore. And it was a very clear and real and scary constant thought.
“I remember how he just rocked me. I said I had to go somewhere to get help. I said, “I’ve never felt this before, and I need to go somewhere.” And I was told that I could not, that it would not be good for the institution ”.
She said after confiding in her husband, she was forced to go to the Royal Albert Hall for a charity event in January 2019, saying photos from that night ‘haunted me’.
She said: “When I joined this family, that was the last time I saw my passport, my driver’s license, my keys – all of that went back”. Meghan said Harry had “saved my life” by agreeing to move to Los Angeles.
Princess Margaret has reportedly suffered a nervous breakdown following the breakdown of her marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon. In the photo, the pair in 1970
Princess Margaret has faced her own battles with mental health, receiving therapy from psychiatrist Mark Collins of the Priory’s Depression Clinic.
The royal has reportedly suffered a nervous breakdown following the breakdown of her marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon.
In the mid-1960s, as her marriage began to fall apart, Margaret’s mental health issues took a more serious turn, with friends observing that the princess smoked and drank excessively.
She allegedly overdosed on sleeping pills after her lover Roddy Llewellyn left her for a trip abroad in 1974.