Meghan Markle has been faced with a ridiculous amount of criticism since joining the royal family and – not a big surprise – it has taken its toll on the Duchess. As a newlywed and new mother, Markle finds negativity a struggle.
Meghan Markle shares her devastating experience
Getting married and becoming a new mother is an adaptation for everyone – but try to do that in the spotlight of the media and the public. Add to that the way Markle is criticized for her for every move and you should imagine that it provides some challenging moments.
Meghan Markle admits it has been difficult and has given a taste of the upcoming documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey: “Every woman, especially when she is pregnant, is really vulnerable, so that became a real challenge. And then if you have a newborn, and especially as a woman, it is a lot. “
She continued: “So you add this to just trying to be a new mother or being a newlywed, it’s eh … Yeah, well, I think … and also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I am ok. But it is very real to go behind the scenes. “
Tom Bradby from ITV asked her if it was’ fair to say ‘not really OK’, because it really was a struggle? And the duchess answered, “Yes.”
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Prince Harry feels the pressure of the spotlight, too
While Meghan Markle adapts to royal life, everything that Prince Harry has ever known is nothing to make matters any easier, especially since his mother, Princess Diana, has been harassed by the media. That has made its own interactions with the press in a way that nobody could really understand.
Prince Harry explained to Bradby how the cameras and the spotlight were “the worst memory of her life as opposed to the best.”
Bradby asked: “Do you feel peaceful in a certain way or is it still a sort of wound that celebrates?” And Prince Harry’s perspective is heartbreaking.
He replied: “I probably think a wound is partying. I think being part of this family, in this role, 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, so in in that respect it is the worst memory of her life as opposed to the best. “
The royal tour was emotional
Prince Harry’s journey made sense because of his deep connection with Africa. He even followed his mother’s footsteps, which was emotional when he revealed that “everything” reminds him of her.
He shared: “Now being here, 22 years later, trying to complete what she started will be incredibly emotional. But everything I do reminds me of her. But as I said, with the role, the job and the kind of pressure that goes with it, I am unfortunately reminded of the bad things. “
He explained during a visit to a street in Angola that was once a minefield where his mother had walked: “It is emotional to find my mother’s steps along this street 22 years later. Here are in this transformed and busy street … shows the enormous impact that clearing landmines has on communities and their future. “