Meghan Markle's Response To Media Scrutiny Is Truly Heartbreaking

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"Thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I'm OK."

Meghan, Duchess Of Sussex has confessed she's found it a "struggle" to cope with the media scrutiny of British royals while becoming a new mum.

The former actress married Prince Harry last year (18) after a whirlwind two year romance, and gave birth to their first child, Archie, in May.

Harry has raged at the press for their treatment of Meghan, following the publication of a private letter to her estranged father and other negative stories, and compared his wife's treatment to that of his late mother, Princess Diana.

Asked by ITV newsman Tom Bradby in an emotional interview recorded during the royal couple's recent tour of Africa if royal life was taking a toll on her mental health, Meghan indicated that it had made becoming a mum difficult.

"Look I would say, any woman, especially when they're pregnant, you're really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging and then when you have a newborn," she explained. "Especially as a woman, it's really, it's a lot. So you add this (media scrutiny), on top of just trying to be a new mum or trying to be a newlywed."

Asked how she was coping, Meghan responded: "Thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I'm OK But it's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes."

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Tom then probed, "And the answer is, would it be fair to say, not really OK? That it's really been a struggle?"

The former Suits star candidly replied, "Yes."

Harry also revealed to broadcaster Tom in a new ITV documentary filmed on their trip, broadcast in the U.K. on Sunday, that being photographed in public reminded him of his mum's tragic death in 1997. She was killed in a car crash in Paris, France after her vehicle had been pursued by paparazzi.

Earlier this month the Duke of Sussex took the rare step of openly attacking media organisations, accusing them of "bullying" his wife, shortly after she launched legal action against the Mail on Sunday newspaper for printing her private letter to her dad. 



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