MEGHAN MARKLE has opened up about the pressures of living under the spotlight as a member of the royal family in a new interview with ITV.
Reflecting on the impact of press coverage, a lot of which has been critical, Meghan said: “Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging. And then when you have a newborn, you know? And especially as a woman, it’s really, it’s a lot. So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mum or trying to be a newlywed.”
When asked by ITV’s Tom Bradby if it would be fair to say that she was “not really ok” and it’s “really been a struggle”, the duchess replied “yes”.
She also told the News at Ten anchor: “Thank you for asking because not many people have asked it I’m ok. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”
During the short excerpt of the interview, which will air on ITV on Sunday at 9pm, the duchess looks emotional as she talks about her experiences.
Bradby interviewed both Meghan and Harry during their 10-day tour of southern Africa, which ended earlier this month.
During the tour, Prince Harry criticised British tabloid press for publishing “relentless propaganda” and the “almost daily” vilification of his wife.
“I have been a silent witness to her private suffering for too long. To stand back and do nothing would be contrary to everything we believe in,” the duke said.
The statement also revealed that the pair would be taking legal action in response to the publication of a private letter Meghan wrote to her father.
The Mail on Sunday, the publication that the royal couple are suing has defended publishing contents of the letter and said it will “vigorously” defend the case.
Harry & Meghan: An African Journey airs on Sunday at 9pm on ITV