Meghan Markle Tears Up, Admits It’s Been ‘Challenging’ Being Under The Media Spotlight As A New Mom: ‘Not Many People Have Asked If I’m OK’

Meghan Markle gets emotional, opening up about backlash from the media and becoming a mom in a new interview with ITV News.

Meghan, who gave birth to baby Archie in May, speaks to ITV “News At Ten” anchor Tom Bradby, as part of an interview filmed during the royals’ recent South Africa tour.

As she’s asked about Prince Harry feeling protective of her, especially after what Princess Diana went through, and the impact it’s had on her physical and mental health, Meghan 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…”

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She continues, “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.”

The reporter then asks, “And the answer is, would it be fair to say, not really OK, as in it’s really been a struggle?” to which the duchess replies: “Yes.”

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“Harry & Meghan: An African Journey” will air Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 10 p.m. on ABC in North America and on ITV on Sunday in the U.K.

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