Meghan Markle holds back tears as she reveals her struggle as a vulnerable pregnant woman and new mum


MEGHAN Markle has opened up about how royal life has been a “struggle”, especially with being a new mum.

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, gave an emotional interview as part of the upcoming ITV documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, airing on Sunday at 9pm.

Meghan Markle has opened up about the challenges of being a new mum in the spotlight

Presenter Tom Bradby followed the couple, and five-month-oldArchie, throughout their African tour which saw Prince Harry undertake solo engagements.

He can be seen talking to former actress Meghan about the toll royal life has taken on her.

She fights back tears, saying: “Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant youre really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a new born you know

“And especially as a woman, its a lot. So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed its, well

Meghan fought back tears when she was asked by ITV host Tom Bradby if she was ok

Meghan was interviewed as part of new ITV documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey

“And, also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if Im OK. But its a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

Tom asks her directly if it is fair to say that it has been a struggle, and looking vulnerable, Meghan replies: “Yes.”

The hour-long documentary features interviews with the royal couple as well as an insight into their work, and how theyre balancing public and private life.

The Sussexs took baby Archie with them on his first ever tour

Prince Harry said the loss of Diana is still a ‘wound that festers’

Meanwhile a clip from the documentary released on Thursday showed Prince Harry revealing he feels the ‘festering wounds’ left by his mother’s death.

Prince Harry, 35, opened up about how important Africa was to him as he came to terms with the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

The dad-of-one was able to follow in her footsteps during the tour, as he worked with the charity HALO clearing landmines.

He said: Its been quite emotional retracing my mothers steps, 22 years on. Lets finish what was started.

Following Prince Harry as he continued his mothers work, Tom asked him if her death was still painful.

He asked: Do you feel at peace in a way yet? Or is it still a sort of wound that festers?


Revealing the emotional impact of Princess Dianas death, even more than two decades later, Prince Harry said: I think probably 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 its the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best.

Being here now 22 years later trying to finish what she started will be incredibly emotional but everything that I do reminds me of her.

But as I said with the role, with the job, and the sort of pressures that come with that I get reminded of the bad stuff, unfortunately.

Prince Harry visited South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi, while Meghan stayed in South Africa.

The Sussex’s – including baby Archie – met with Desmond Tutu
Presenter Tom Bradby chatted with Meghan about her transition to royal life

The ITV documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, will air on Sunday at 9pm and presenter Tom Brady said it will reveal the happiness alongside the pressure and pain of being a royal.

Mr Bradby said: The story of their time in Africa was of passion for their work, pride and happiness, but also a world a pressure and pain behind the brave faces.

A trailer for the documentary was previously released, showing The Duke and Duchess of Sussex cradling baby Archie.

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