Meghan Markle’s friend Abigail Spencer said she ‘wasn’t allowed to say anything’ and didn’t know how to help the Duchess of Sussex when she suffered with her mental health

The actress, 41, said she had not idea ‘how to help’ Meghan when she was struggling with suicidal thoughts, as she spoke in the fourth episode of the docuseries, which was released this morning on Netflix.  

She claimed she wasn’t allowed to say anything about Meghan’s situation, and said her and Prince Harry lived in a ‘complex organism’ that she didn’t know anything about.  

The first three episodes of Harry & Meghan – part of the Sussexes’ multi-million-dollar deal with Netflix – were streamed last week, with the final three hour-long episodes streaming from today.

Meghan's friend Abigail Spencer said she 'wasn't allowed to say anything' and didn't know how to help the Duchess of Sussex when she suffered with her mental health

Meghan’s friend Abigail Spencer said she ‘wasn’t allowed to say anything’ and didn’t know how to help the Duchess of Sussex when she suffered with her mental health

In the documentary, Meghan said it felt like Prince Harry and her’s life was ‘controlled’ by the Palace and that she couldn’t even ‘text her friends a photo.’ 

Reminiscing about this hard period, Abigail says in the docuseries: ‘That was a really dark… That was a really dark time.’

The actress began tearing up as she went on. 

‘And I didn’t know what to do. Like, that’s the thing, they are in this complex organism that I don’t know anything about or how to help or what to do,’ she said. 

‘And I’m not allowed to say anything. Like I was not allowed to say anything,’ she added, nodding gravely. 

She made the comments on the first of three new episodes released today.  

The show has become the streaming giant’s most-watched documentary in a premier week, debuting with 81.55 million hours viewed. 

The initial tranche covered the couple’s courtship and romance, but many were left deeply unhappy about the programme’s full-on assault on the late Queen’s Commonwealth legacy, with some saying it seemed as if the couple want to ‘bring down the monarchy’.

Somewhere else in the newly released episode, Meghan describes the King as ‘very charming.’ 

The King is described as ‘very charming’ by his daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Sussex, in the latest episodes of the couple’s controversial Netflix docu-series.

Meghan, 41, speaking early in the fourth episode describes how difficult it was to not have her own father, Thomas Markle, by her side on her big day, with the world’s media looking on – and how important it was having Charles walk her down the aisle to Harry.

The couple released the final three episodes of their blockbuster Netflix series this morning and the fourth episode begins with her recounting how Charles stepped up in the absence of Mr Markle, as she reveals she told him: ‘I’ve lost my father in this.’

Retired Hollywood lighting director Thomas Markle, 78, didn’t attend the couple’s historic nuptials at St George’s Chapel in Windsor after suffering two heart attacks in California in the weeks preceding it.

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She said: ‘Harry’s dad is very charming and I said to him like, “I’ve lost my dad in this”, so him as my father-in-law was really important to me, so I asked him to walk me down the aisle and he said yes.’

Meghan discusses preparations for the couple’s wedding, which took place with the world watching in May 2018.

She says the whole occasion was ‘surreal’ but that she found a calm space, joking, she wanted a ‘mimosa, a croissant and to listen to Going to the Chapel’ while getting ready.

She told herself ‘take a deep breath and keep going’ as she walked down the aisle, and described how her and Harry’s deep connection helped.

Meghan later added: ‘H [Harry] and I are really, really good at finding each other in the chaos. When we find each other, reconnect, it’s like, “It’s you, it’s you”.

Read more: 

Meghan’s pregnancy diary: Duchess shares stylish unseen black and white snaps from when she was expecting Archie 

And Harry and Meghan Netflix documentary LIVE: Final three episodes released TODAY see Duchess branded a ‘scapegoat’ as royal family brace for fresh attacks

And The final days at Frogmore: Meghan and Harry say packing up Windsor cottage before move to California was ‘bittersweet’ and ‘gave us a chance to look back at our whole love story’


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