Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, admitted that being a mother while in front of the public eye has been a struggle. 

In May, Markle has given birth to son Archie after marrying Prince Harry in 2018. 

Speaking in an ITV documentary during the couple’s recent tour in South Africa, the duchess described her life under the limelight as “on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed.”

When asked how she was dealing with this, she said: 

“Look, any woman – especially when they are pregnant – you’re really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a new born – you know?” 

“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,” Markle added. 

The interviewer asked whether it would be fair to say it’s “not really okay” or “it has really been a struggle,” Meghan replied: “Yes.”

Earlier, the couple took legal actions against British newspapers, including the Mail on Sunday, over invasion of privacy and alleged phone hacking. 

Alongside this, Harry recalled the Britain’s ruthless media campaign to hounding of his mother Princess Diana, describing that the memories of what happened to her mother as a “wound that festers.”

“I think being part of this family, in this role, in 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,” he said.


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