Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have shared more about their decision to step down as during their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey and said it was because they felt unsupported.

“I was desperate,” told Winfrey of his “tipping point.” “I went to all the places that I thought I should go to to ask for help. We both did, separately and together.”

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“We never left the family and we only wanted to have the same type of role that exists. There’s senior members and there’s non-senior. We said specifically, senior roles,” explained. “[There are people] who earn a living, live on grounds, can support the Queen if and when called upon. We weren’t reinventing the wheel.”

According to the Duchess, she and Harry “were in a lot of pain” but the Palace did not provide them “with the help that they needed.”

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“So to receive no help at all and be continuously told, ‘This is how it is. We’ve all been through this,’” is what led to the choice to step down. 

Earlier in the interview, admitted to Winfrey that she had suicidal thoughts. “I just didn’t see a solution,” she explained and was the subject of negative tabloid coverage “just because I was breathing” which is another reason the pair decided to step away as working royals. 

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