Meghan Markle opens up about the struggle of the spotlight, motherhood in new interview
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Meghan MarkleMeghan MarkleMegxit, Trump and the generational divide Prince Harry blames 'powerful' media for stepping away from royals Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles, no longer receive money from royal family MORE, the American-born duchess of Sussex, opened up about the struggles of being a new mother under intense media scrutiny in a new interview released Friday.

“Look, any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging. And then when you have a newborn,” Markle told ITV. “You know?" 

“And especially as a woman, it’s really, it’s a lot. So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed,” she added. 

Prince Harry and Markle announced that they are filing a lawsuit against Associated Newspapers, which owns The Mail on Sunday, earlier this month after British tabloid allegedly published portions of a private letter written by Markle.


In a statement announcing the lawsuit, Prince Harry wrote that his 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."

"Up to now, we have been unable to correct the continual misrepresentations — something that these select media outlets have been aware of and have therefore exploited on a daily and sometimes hourly basis," he continued.

In the Friday interview, Markle admitted that the tabloid scrutiny has been a struggle. 

“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,” Markle told ITV’s Tom Bradby.


Bradby responded, asking her, “And the answer is, would it be fair to say, not really OK? As in, it’s really been a struggle?”

“Yes,” Markle said, nodding. 

In his statement earlier this month, Prince Harry alluded to his mother, Princess Diana, whose death from a car crash in 1997 he blamed on her being hounded by the paparazzi. 

"Though this action may not be the safe one, it is the right one," the prince said. "Because my deepest fear is history repeating itself. I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces."