Meghan Markle is opening up about the hardships of pregnancy and the incessant press coverage that comes with it.
Harry & Meghan: An African Journey follows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their trip to Africa. In a promotional clip of the forthcoming documentary to be aired on ABC, we get a sneak peek of Markle expressing the struggles of being in the spotlight.
“Any woman, especially when they are pregnant, you are really vulnerable, so that was made really challenging,” the British royal said in the clip. Back in May, Markle gave birth to her first son with Prince Harry. Now at 5-months-old, the couple brought Archie with them to Africa. “And then when you have a newborn, and especially as a woman, it is a lot.”
ITV's @tombradby spoke to Meghan as he gained exclusive access to the royal couple as they toured Africa for 10 days with their son Archie.
— ITV News (@itvnews) October 18, 2019
“So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed, I guess thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I am OK,” she added. “But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind-the-scenes.”
When asked if it would be “fair to say that [it’s] not really OK and it’s really been a struggle?” Meghan immediately replied “Yes.”
In the documentary, the Duke of Sussex also sits down for a conversation about Princess Diana, his late mother. Late last month, Prince Harry visited the minefields of the Southern African nation Angola. The visit made headlines as the royal echoed his late mother’s trip to the same area.