Meghan Markle, the duchess of Sussex, says she has found it difficult to cope after getting married and giving birth, adding that “not many people have asked if I’m ok.”
The 38-year-old former US actress disclosed this during an emotional interview with Tom Bradby on British broadcaster ITV, where she spoke about the behind-the-scenes challenges confronting her as a royal, a newlywed and a new mom.
She also talked about the impact of what being under the ever-watchful eye of the British tabloids has done to her mental health.
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“Look, any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, is really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging. And when you have a newborn, you know. And especially as a woman, it’s a lot,” the duchess said when asked how she was coping.
“So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed it’s, well…
“Also 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.
Bradby went on to ask if it would “be fair to say, not really OK, as in it’s really been a struggle?”. Meghan, visibly upset, then replied: “Yes.”
The interview, which was held in September, comes on the back of the controversy that has met the duchess and prince.
The couple came under intense criticism for their privacy demands over Archie’s christening, their use of private jets, and Meghan’s Wimbledon appearance when she banned fans from taking photos.
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