Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Close To Tears In Personal Interview
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After speaking out about negative attention from the press earlier this month, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have opened up in a series of candid interviews.
The footage is seriously emotional to say the least, with the Duchess coming close to tears at one point as she speaks out about the struggles she's faced being in the spotlight as a new mum.
"Not many people have asked if I'm ok ... it's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes."
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The clip shows her being interviewed by ITN News At Ten anchor, Tom Bradby, which is part of an upcoming ITV documentary that was filmed during her and Prince Harry's recent South Africa tour.
In the footage, she thanks Tom for asking her how she is, replying: "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."
Tom replies: "And the answer is, would it be fair to say, not really OK, as in it's really been a struggle?"
Meghan then close to tears replies "Yes".
When Tom then asks Meghan about her mental health she 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 new born - you know..."
The footage is incredibly saddening, with Meghan looking downtrodden after what has been tough couple of years due to what the couple have called tabloid 'hounding'.
Speaking about the loss of his mother Princess Diana, Tom asks:"Do you feel at peace in a way, yet, or is it still a sort of wound that festers?"
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The prince replies: "I think probably a wound that festers. I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash it takes me straight back, so in that respect it's the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best."
He goes onto say: "Everything I do reminds me of her".
And that was no doubt even more true during the Africa trip, because Harry walks through a street in Angola, that once was minefield visited by Princess Diana.
The same year as visiting that field, Diana went on to be killed in a car crash in Paris, because press on motorbikes were chasing the vehicle she was in and it resulted in her death.
Recently, Meghan and Prince Harry have also been hounded for their use of private jets and her 'demands' such as asking the press at Wimbledon not to take photos of her.
The last straw for the couple was when the Mail on Sunday published personal letters between her and her father, leading them to announce two weeks ago that they were suing the newspaper in an unprecedented move.
At the same time Harry released a very open and emotional open letter about his wife's suffering and why they had chosen to sue Associated Newspapers.
One section read: "Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences - a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son."
He goes on later in the letter to compare the treatment of Meghan to his mother saying: " I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces."
Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, will be shown on ITV on Sunday 20th October at 9pm.