Meghan Markle has revealed the heartbreaking reality of what it was like to be the most trolled person in the world, admitting the experience was “almost unsurvivable”. The incredibly raw admission came as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took part in their first ever joint podcast to mark World Mental Health Day on Saturday.
Prince Harry, 36, and his wife Meghan, 39, sat down with three of Teenager Therapy’s hosts Gael, Kayla and Thomas earlier this week to talk about removing the stigma around the issue of mental health. And as they discussed their own mental health, Meghan revealed the experience she endured while on maternity leave with her first son Archie.
Talking about living life on devices these days – as can be heard in the video above – Meghan bravely admitted, “There’s a lot of vulnerability there. Yes, it’s a great way to connect, but it also ends up being a place where there’s a lot of disconnection.
“I’m told that in 2019, I was the most trolled person in the entire world. Eight months of that I wasn’t even visible, I was on maternity leave or with a baby. It’s almost unsurvivable. But what was able to just be manufactured and churned out, it’s almost unsurvivable, that’s so big, you can’t think of what that feels like.
“Because I don’t care if you’re 15 or you’re 25, if people are saying things about you that aren’t true, what that does to your mental health is so damaging. Part of the work that we do, being able to talk to people, it’s still a human experience and that’s universal. We all know what it feels like to have our feelings hurt and to need someone to talk to.”