A royal expert alleged that Meghan Markle "acts crazy" after the Duchess of Sussex disclosed several things about her mental health.

The former "Suits" star revealed in her podcast called "The Decoding of Crazy" (per People) that she felt "strongly" about the word "crazy" and has been "conditioned" to keep her cool after being called "nuts" and "hysterical."

But British-Jamaican novelist, socialite, and TV personality Lady Colin Campbell responded to Markle's remarks in a YouTube video, saying that while the Duchess of Sussex "is not crazy ... she certainly acts it."

The royal expert added that Markle and her own "mad" mother have some "parallels."

Campbell claims that her mother's actions were so "bizarre" that her father once sought mental health advice from a professional and later scheduled an appointment for her with a "famous psychiatrist in Jamaica," where the pundit grew up.

"Mommy proudly came back and recounted her first encounter with [the psychiatrist]. She went a few times because she loved the attention, and any audience is better than none at all, especially if someone else was paying and daddy was," Campbell recalled.

According to the royal commentator, when the psychiatrist questioned her mother about why she was seeing him, her mother reportedly responded: "Well, because I'm mad. My husband says I'm mad to hell. I'm mad, mad, of course, I'm mad; everybody knows I'm mad."

The doctor replied: "If you say you're mad, [it's likely] you aren't."

In addition, Campbell pointed out that her mother "couldn't dip in and out of reality."

However, some people, like Campbell's mother, "do not" operate within the bounds of truth and decency and instead view "reality, fact, truth and decency" as "candy in the jar of life for them to pick up and choose to consume when it suits them."

The word "crazy" is being "thrown around so casually," according to Markle, who also discussed the harm it has done to society and women worldwide. She went on to say that it had "shattered" familial connections, "destroyed" reputations, and "ruined" jobs.

"The stigma surrounding the word, it also has this silencing effect — this effect where women experiencing real mental health issues, they get scared, they stay quiet, they internalize and repress for far too long," the duchess added, according to People.

In the episode, Markle also acknowledged that she finds it challenging to cry because she has been "conditioned" to maintain a particular "kind of composure," but she also said that she wanted to "let it out."

Since leaving the royal family in 2020 with her husband, Prince Harry, Markle has been open about her mental health. After giving birth to her now 3-year-old son Archie, the duchess admitted to experiencing suicidal thoughts in an Oprah Winfrey interview from 2021.

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Meghan was born on Aug. 4, 1981, in Los Angeles to Thomas, who is white, and her mother Doria Ragland, who is Black. At the time, the rule was that if one parent was white, the child would be assigned the race of the other parent. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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