Prince William Is Reportedly 'Worried' About Prince Harry's Mental Health

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What the heck is going on with the royal family these days? Are Prince William and Prince Harry feuding, or is it their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle? Are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex starting to crack under all the pressure from the press on their marriage and new life as parents? At least we reportedly know one thing right now -- the Duke of Cambridge is apparently very worried about his little brother. 

  • According to the BBC, William is worried about both Harry and his sister-in-law, Meghan. 

    Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton
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    After a new documentary aired Sunday night on ITV in the UK, William is reportedly concerned by what Harry and Meghan had to say. A palace source reported that Will is "worried" about his brother, and that Harry and Meghan are thought to be "in a fragile place."

    The Duke of Sussex himself addressed his own mental health in Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, telling ITV's Tom Bradby, "It's management. It's constant management. I thought I was out of the woods and then suddenly it all came back and I suddenly realized, 'Actually this is something that I have to manage.'"

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  • Harry also added that the media scrutiny has been really hard on him and Meghan.

    He said, "Look, part of this job and part of any job, like everybody, means putting on a brave face and turning a cheek to a lot of the stuff. But again, for me and for my wife, of course, there’s a lot of stuff that hurts -- especially when the majority of it is untrue."

    "But all we need to do is focus on being real, focus on being the people we are and standing up for what we believe in. I will not be bullied into carrying a game that killed my mum," he added, referencing 1997 car crash that ended her life as she was fleeing from the paparazzi.

  • Meghan also vulnerably shared some of her struggle in the past year and a half since marrying Prince Harry.

    She confessed, "I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a 'stiff upper lip.' I really tried, but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging."

    Archie's mom continued, pointing out how unfair the "untrue" reports of her have been. "I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair. And that's the part that's really hard to reconcile," she admitted. "If things were fair ... If I'd done something wrong, I'd be the first one to go 'Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry. I would never do that.'"

    She added: "But when people are saying things that are just untrue and they are being told they're untrue but they're allowed to still say them -- I don’t know anybody in the world who would feel like that's OK."

  • It was just announced that Harry and Meghan will be taking a six-week sabbatical, and it sounds like it's not a moment too soon. 

    According to reports, the royal family of three is taking from mid-November through Christmas off, including having Thanksgiving in the US. No doubt that will include Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, and we don't blame her for wanting to spend time with her mama. It's been a tough couple of years for her. 

    Here's to hoping that Harry and Meghan get the break they need, and that the British press can stop picking on Meghan in particular.