Kate criticised over silence on Meghan
Kate Middleton has been criticised by Meghan Markle fans after she did not comment publicly on Meghan’s mental health claims in the Royal Family.
On Friday, Kate was unveiled as the royal patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance. The Duchess said: “It is crucial, therefore, that all those who might be struggling are given the right support at the right time.”
But some royal fans criticised the Duchess of Cambridge for failing to publicly address comments made by Meghan about her pregnancy experience as she told Oprah Winfrey last year that she experienced suicidal thoughts before Archie was born in 2019.
The Duchess of Sussex told Oprah: “I went to the institution, and I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help, that I’ve never felt this way before, that I needed to go somewhere.
“And I was told that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution.”
Responding to the Duchess of Cambridge’s Twitter announcement, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu wrote: “Agreed Duchess Kate so when Meghan Markle was suicidal/needed mental health support during her pregnancy why didn’t she receive ANY from Royal Family?”
Another person wrote: “Right. It’s alright unless it’s your family, in which case, protect the image at all costs.”
And a third replied to the announcement with a picture of Meghan while pregnant, with the comment: “Where was your support back then?”