Princess Diana’s biographer claims the royal family has a ‘history’ of seeking help from professional agencies for psychological issues.
Andrew Morton, who wrote the famous biography of Princess Diana in 1992, revealed that the Queen herself received help with ‘breathing and relaxing’ during her Annus horribilis in 1992.
He also pointed to Princess Margaret, who reportedly sought the help of a Harley Street psychologist for depression during her ailing 1970s marriage to Antony Armstrong Jones.
He appeared on Lorraine today and admitted to being ‘baffled’ by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which the Duchess of Sussex claimed that 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 that concerns about her mental health were being ignored
Princess Diana’s biographer claimed about Lorraine today that the royal family has a ‘history’ of seeking help from professional bodies for psychological issues
‘It belongs to a generation where – when it’s cold, put on a sweater, don’t turn up the heating – do and recover, people didn’t talk about mental illness.
But having said that, Margaret went for psychological counseling and even the Queen herself had someone to help her breathe and relax during her Annus horribilis.
“So in a funny way, the royal family has a history of seeking help from professional agencies for psychological issues they are facing.”
Andrew went on to admit that he left “ more questions than answers ” after the bombshell interview.
He pointed to Princess Margaret, who reportedly sought the help of a psychologist on Harley Street for depression during her ailing marriage to Antony Armstrong Jones in the 1970s.
“That was a very sad confession,” said Morton. But it left many more questions than answers.
Especially since Harry is a patron of a mental health facility, his godmother, Julia Samuel, is a well-known psychotherapist, she uses speed dial. So it left me baffling that claim. ‘
During the interview, Meghan, 39, said she later reached out to one of Diana’s best friends, Princess of Wales, amid her mental health struggles, as she didn’t feel supported by the palace.
Meghan weeping revealed that the stress of royal life made her suicidal when she was five months pregnant in the tell-all 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 HR department ignored her request for help because she didn’t ‘pay employee ‘.
Meghan cited this event at the Royal Albert Hall in January 2019, claiming she was forced to go as she struggled with her mental health
Meghan described how she considered ending her life believing it was “ better for everyone, ” saying, “ I knew if I didn’t say it, I would. I just didn’t want to live anymore. And that was a very clear and real and frightening 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 like this before and I need to go somewhere.” And I was told that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution ‘.
She said that after confiding in her husband, she was forced to go to the Royal Albert Hall for a charity event in January 2019 and claimed that photos from that night “ haunt me. ”
She said, “When I joined that family, it was the last time I saw my passport, my driver’s license, my keys – it’s all turned around.” Meghan said Harry “saved my life” by agreeing to move to Los Angeles.
Princess Margaret is said to have suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of her collapsing marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon. Pictured, the couple in 1970
Princess Margaret faced her own struggles with mental health and received counseling from Priory Clinic psychiatrist Mark Collins for depression.
The royal family is said to have suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of her collapsing 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 seeing the princess smoking and drinking excessively.
She reportedly overdosed on sleeping pills after lover Roddy Llewellyn left her in 1974 for a trip abroad.