Meghan brought to tears

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WORLD -

MEGHAN the Duchess of Sus­sex has opened up about how royal life has been a “strug­gle” in the wake of pub­lic and tabloid scru­tiny.

The Duchess of Sus­sex, 38, gave an emo­tional in­ter­view as part of the up­com­ing ITV doc­u­men­tary, Harry And Meghan: An African Jour­ney.

Fight­ing back tears, the for­mer Suits ac­tor says: “Look, any woman, es­pe­cially when they are preg­nant, you’re re­ally vul­ner­a­ble and so that was made re­ally chal­leng­ing and then when you have a new­born — you know … And es­pe­cially as a woman, it’s a lot.

“So you add this on top of just try­ing to be a new mom or try­ing to be a new­ly­wed it’s, well …”

Turn­ing to the pre­sen­ter, Meghan can­didly adds: “And, 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.”

Mean­while her hus­band Prince Harry also gives a heart­felt in­ter­view in the doc­u­men­tary, say­ing he still feels the “fes­ter­ing wounds” left by the death of his mother Princess Diana, and that he is con­stantly re­minded of her.

Harry, 35, opened up about how im­por­tant Africa was to him as he came to terms with the death of his mother, Princess Diana, in 1997. “Ever since I came to this con­ti­nent as a young boy, try­ing to cope with some­thing I can never pos­si­bly de­scribe, Africa has held me in an em­brace that I will never for­get, and I feel in­cred­i­bly for­tu­nate for that.”

He also re­vealed that his wife liv­ing un­der the “same pres­sures” as Princess Diana is his big­gest fear.

The doco will screen on Mon­day at 11am on Chan­nel 10.

Main pic­ture: AFP

Prince Harry and Meghan in Jo­han­nes­burg where they met Graca Machel, widow of for­mer South African pres­i­dent Nel­son Man­dela, ear­lier this month, and (right) Meghan’s emo­tional in­ter­view.

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