Kate McCann speaks to Oprah

Maddy’s parents believe she is still alive

Kate and Gerry McCann
Kate and Gerry McCann

Maddy’s parents believe she is still alive

On the second anniversary of her disappearance, Madeleine McCann’s parents believe she is still alive.

Kate McCann admits there are days when she wishes she was in a coma to escape the agony of not knowing what has happened to missing daughter Madeleine.

Speaking to legendary US talk show host Oprah Winfrey during an hour-long programme last night, the couple said they believed that despite the passing of the two-year anniversary of her disappearance on May 3 2007, their daughter was still alive.

The McCann’s and their three children - Madeleine and twins Sean and Amelie - were on holiday in Portugal with three other families when three-year-old Madeleine vanished two years ago. In her most candid interview to date, Kate said, 'There are days where you just want to get under the duvet or just want to be in a coma until it's over just to relieve the pain - but you cannot. I don't think we'll ever get a day if we are still in this situation where we feel we've done everything. I don't think any parent could, even if you were thinking, "I need a rest".'

Gerry McCann admitted that he knew people would think the couple are 'delusional' for still believing Madeleine is alive but added: 'There is absolutely no reason to believe that she is not alive.'

In the interview, Kate also told Oprah: 'We are working really hard and we have our better days and our not so good days. But we are persevering and pressing on. I can't believe that it's two years since we have seen Madeleine and she has had two years without being with her family where she should be.’

Asked if they had become more protective of their other children, Kate told Oprah that it was a struggle, but she is trying to give them as normal a life as possible. 'It's important I suppose to get the balance because they have to live. They have to experience life.'




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