Meghan Markle Admits She ‘Struggled’ With Negative Press In A New Documentary
"Not many people have asked if I'm okay."
Meghan Markle opens up about dealing with negative press in a new documentary airing on Sunday.
Harry & Meghan: An African Journey follows the couple on their recent Royal tour of South Africa, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of two of the world’s most famous people.
In a new clip from the doc, journalist Tom Bradby asks Meghan if the negative press during her pregnancy had an impact on her mental health.
Holding back tears, Meghan responds: “Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, so that was made really challenging. And then when you have a newborn… especially as a woman, it’s really a lot.”
So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed, and it’s… and also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m okay. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.
Tom Bradby asks if it was fair to say that she was not okay, that she “struggled”, to which Meghan nods her head.
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Harry speaks frankly about how the death of his mother Diana has affected him, revealing to Bradby that it is still “a wound that festers”.
I think being part of this family, in this role and this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash… it takes me straight back. So in that respect, it’s the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best.
It was during this tour that the couple filed lawsuits against several British tabloids over what Harry described as a “ruthless campaign” against Meghan.
The prince likened the treatment of his wife to that of his late mother, saying: “I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”
Harry & Meghan: An African Journey airs this Sunday at 9pm on ITV/UTV – there’s no Irish air date confirmed yet, but watch this space.
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