In a new documentary Meghan Markle talks about the struggle to be a new mother under intensive media research and Prince Harry finally addresses a problem that is bothering many royal fans: what about his relationship with his brother, Prince William ?
In the past year there have been reports of a gap between the royal siblings and their wives, fueled by the physical relocation of Harry and Meghan from the Kensington Palace complex that they shared with William and Kate Middleton and their formation of a separate royal household. In the ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which was aired in the UK on Sunday, interviewer Tom Bradby asked Harry if press releases about a gap between him and William were true.
“Inevitably something happens,” said Harry. “But we are brothers, we will always be brothers. We are definitely on different paths at the moment. I will always be there for him and as I know, he will always be there for me. we see each other as often as before because we are so busy, but I love him very much. “
“The majority of things are made from scratch,” he said on the program. “As brothers, we have good days and bad days.”
The ITV documentary follows Harry and Meghan on their recent visit to South Africa with the 5-month-old son Archie Harrison, the baby’s first royal tour.
Discover more things we learned from the program that will be broadcast on ABC in the US on Wednesday at 10 p.m.
Meghan Markle is struggling: an emotional Duchess of Sussex began to talk about her struggles and life as a new mother amid mass control by the British tabloids, calling Harry for what he has called a “ruthless” campaign against his wife.
“Every woman, especially if she is pregnant, you are really vulnerable and so that was made very challenging,” she said in the documentary. “And then when you have a newborn, you know … especially as a woman, it’s real, it’s a lot, so you add this on top of just trying to be a new mother or trying to be a newlywed, yes, well think me. “
“And also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I am okay,” she continued. “But it is very real to continue behind the scenes.”
“And the answer is? Would it be fair to say,” Not really OK, “as in, it has really been a struggle?” the interviewer asked.
“Yes,” Meghan replied.
“I hope the world comes to a point where you just see us as a couple in love,” she said. “I don’t wake up every day and identify myself as something other than who I’ve always been. I’m Meghan and I married this incredible man. This is just part of our love story for me.”
Perhaps the key moment in my interview with Meghan tonight. pic.twitter.com/grIsq7f5QX— tom bradby (@tombradby) October 20, 2019
Meghan Markle has a cool nickname for Prince Harry: “I have long said to H – that’s what I call him – it’s not enough just to survive, right? That’s not the meaning of life.” she said in the documentary. “You have to thrive, you have to feel happy and I think I really tried to take over this British sensitivity from a stiff upper lip. I tried it, I really tried it. But I think that what it does internally probably really is harmful and the biggest thing I know is that I never thought this would be easy. “
Meghan Markle was warned of Harry Amid Media research dating: The two started dating in 2016, announced their engagement a year later and married in May 2018. The actress who was Suits-Duchess was not prepared at media level research that she eventually ended up facing.
“It’s hard. I don’t think anyone could understand that, but in all honesty I had no idea what probably sounds hard to understand and hear,” she said in the documentation. “But when I first met my nu-husband, my friends were very happy because I was so happy, but my British friends said to me,” I’m sure he’s great, but you shouldn’t do it because the British gossip magazines live … And I am very naive – I am American. We don’t have that there – [I said], “What are you talking about? That makes no sense. I’m not on tabloids.”
“I didn’t get it,” she said. “So it’s been, yes, it’s complicated.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle move to Africa with Archie? Although the region has a special place in their hearts and there are rumors that a movement could happen, Harry said in the documentary: “I don’t know where we can live in Africa right now. We just came from Cape Town, that would be a great place for us to base ourselves, of course. “
“But with all the problems going on there, I just don’t see how we can make as much difference as we want without the problems and judgment about how we would be with that environment,” he added.
… Because Archie Loved Africa: the continent has a special place in the heart of Harry. Both he and the late mother, Princess Diana, have done a lot of charity work there.
Harry said in the documentary that Archie “clearly loves Africa too.”
“He looked out the window,” he said. “He has now found his voice and he bounced up and down. He made more noise than he had ever made before and he smiles all the time.”
During their journey Meghan and the baby spent all their time in South Africa, while Harry made solo trips through other parts of the southern part of the continent. During their stay there, the baby was introduced to the Nobel Prize winner anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
“It won’t be lost. I think Archie looks back on it for so many years and understands that at the beginning of his life he was lucky to have this moment with one of the best and most influential leaders of our time. It’s really special , “Meghan said in the documentary.
Prince Harry describes the death of Princess Diana 1997 as a “wound that revelers”: “I think I am part of this family, in this position, in this job every time I see a camera, every time I hear a click , every time I see a flash. It immediately takes me back, “said Harry, whose mother died in a car accident in Paris after she was chased by the paparazzi.” So in that respect, it’s the worst memory of her life as opposed to the best. “
“Now that 22 years later being here and trying to finish what she started will be incredibly emotional, but everything I do reminds me of her,” he continued. “But as I said, the role and the job and the pressure that goes with it, I am unfortunately reminded of the bad things.”
He also said: “My mother has clearly taught me a number of values that I will always try to maintain despite the role and task, and sometimes what that means, if you understand what I mean. I think I always have my family, and now I have a family to protect, so everything she has experienced, and what happened to her, is incredibly raw every day, and I am not paranoid, I don’t want a repeat of the past … if someone else knew what I was knew, you would probably do exactly what I do. “
Prince Harry “is not being bullied” in “Playing a game that has killed” Diana: The duke, an old advocate for mental health awareness, said the pressure of his life is a matter of “constant management,”
“It’s management, it’s constant management. I thought I was out of the woods and then suddenly it all came back and I thought this was something I had to manage. Part of this job, and part of every job means brave his face and cheek to many of the things, but again for me and for my wife, of course there are many things that hurt, especially when many of those things are not true. “
“I will not be bullied to play a game that killed my mother,” he added.