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In Rare Interview, Meghan Markle Discusses Her ‘Really Challenging’ Duchess Life

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With a year and a half since the royal wedding and another five months since the arrival of non-comics Archie, Meghan Markle is pretty comfortably part of the Windsor DNA at this point, denim jackets and all. However, in a interview with ITV to coincide with the network’s new documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, our duchess was asked about her physical and mental health with her transition into the royal family, and, in a rare moment of candor, admitted she wasn’t doing so well at times. “Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging,” Markle explained, holding back tears. “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.”

“Thank you for asking,” she also told the reporter. “Not many people have asked if I’m okay, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.” Markle’s candid interview comes shortly after she and her husband, Prince Harry, confirmed via an open letter that they’ll be suing The Daily Mail for “the misuse of private information” and “infringement of copyright.” The British tabloid previously published a private and emotionally charged letter written by Markle to her estranged father, Thomas, which was penned after he missed the couple’s wedding back in 2018. Remember that drama?

Meghan Markle Discusses ‘Really Challenging’ Duchess Life