Meghan Markle talked about 'brutal' mental health battle in open letter to self

By Ellen James August 05, 2022
Meghan Markle talked about 'brutal' mental health battle in open letter to self

Meghan Markle once wrote an emotional letter to herself on her birthday.

Speaking about her mental health struggles and 'brutal 20s', the Suits star spoke of tougher times in her life the day she turned 33.

Back in 2014, she wrote: "I am 33 years old today. And I am happy. And I say that so plainly because, well…it takes time.

“To be happy. To figure out how to be kind to yourself. To not just choose that happiness, but to feel it."

She wrote: “My 20s were brutal – a constant battle with myself, judging my weight, my style, my desire to be as cool/as hip/as smart/as ‘whatever’ as everyone else.

“My teens were even worse – grappling with how to fit in, and what that even meant. My high school had cliques: the black girls and white girls, the Filipino and the Latina girls. Being biracial, I fell somewhere in between.” 

Meanwhile, Meghan celebrated her 41st birthday this week alongside husband Prince Harry and kids Archie and Lilibet.