Meghan Markle Says Becoming a Mother Has Been a ‘Struggle’

Johnny Lopez
October 19, 2019 - 10:23 am

Meghan Markle has opened up about the pressures of motherhood under the royal spotlight.

In an ITV interview airing in the UK this weekend, the Duchess of Sussex disclosed how the intense media scrutiny while pregnant with five-month old son, Archie, took a toll on her, according to the BBC.

“Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging,” the 38-year-old said. “And then when you have a newborn, you know. “

The former actress showed vulnerability as she discussed balancing the demands of her family with all the media attention.

"And especially as a woman, it's really, it's a lot, so you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed,” she added.  “I also thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I'm OK.”

When asked further if the whole situation has “really been a struggle,” Meghan replied, “Yes.”

The interview is part of a documentary, “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which followed the royal couple on their ten-day tour of Africa last month.

Prince Harry also gets candid discussing his late mother Princess Diana, and how her tragic death in 1997 continues to be “a wound that festers.”

"I think (of) 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," Harry said. "It takes me straight back, so in that respect it’s the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best."

“Harry & Meghan: An African Journey” will air in the U.S. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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