Duchess Meghan Admits To Struggling With Being A New Royal Mom In The Spotlight, And Says That Not Many Ask If She’s Okay

October 18, 2019 / Posted by:

It was announced a few days ago that a documentary on Prince Hot Ginge and Duchess Meghan’s tour through Africa would air on ITV in the UK on Sunday and ABC in the U.S. on Wednesday. I set my loins in the girded position, because I was hoping that it would be nothing but footage of a topless PHG having a hot-off with the sun while frolicking with zebras. But, of course, the royals are not going to give the people (read: me, just me) what we want, because  that’s not going to happen. I can un-grid my loins.

Clips from Harry & Meghan: An African Journey were released, and Harry and Meghan both get deep and bring the raw emotions. Harry gets emotional while talking about the death of his mother Princess Diana, and Meghan’s tear ducts fill as she’s asked how she’s doing mentally after being dragged by the British tabloids during and after her pregnancy. Both sad moments even warmed the pile of Abominable Snowman turds in Piers Morgan’s chest. HAHA, yeah right. We’re not all free-falling through the universe right now, which means that the planet didn’t explode from Piers Morgan feeling sympathy for PHG and Meghan. He’s, of course, rolling his eyes at this.

During PHG and Meghan’s African tour, he spit at the British tabloids for how they continue to shit up lies about his wife, and she sued The Sun for publishing pieces of a letter she wrote to her dad Thomas Markle. PHG later sued other tabloids for allegedly hacking his phone. So talk about the media’s treatment of them comes up in Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, and Tom Bradby of ITV News asks PHG how the media has affected his life. PHG, who has talked about his mental health struggles many times before, suffers from PTSD over his mother dying in a car crash while being chased by the paparazzi. Every click of a camera reminds him of that.

Tom: Do you feel at peace in a way yet? Or is it still a wound that festers?

PHG: I think probably a wound that festers. I think being part of this family, in this role and 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. Being here now, 22 years later, trying to finish what she started, will be incredibly emotional. But everything I do reminds me of her. But as I said, with the role, with the job and the sort of pressures that come with that, I get reminded of that bad stuff unfortunately.

Here’s the clip:

It took me two hours to watch that one-minute clip, because every time I watched PHG get sad, I pressed my bosom against my screen so he can cry on it, and strangely enough, my computer shut down each time and sent a crash report to Apple that read: HELP. Weird, I know.

Tom also asked Meghan how she deals mentally with the media criticizing her every move. Like PHG, Meghan got emotional and it seemed like she was about to cry, but it also seemed like she was being very careful with her words as she said it’s been a struggle.

Tom: He’s obviously very concerned about protecting you, and protecting you from what he felt his mother went through. It’s obviously an area one has to tiptoe into very gently. But I don’t know what the impact on your physical and mental health of all the pressure that you clearly feel under.

Meghan: I would say, 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, you know?

Tom: It’s a long time ago, but I remember.

Meghan: 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, it’s um… Yeah, well I guess, and also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m okay. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind-the-scenes.

Tom: And the answer is, would it be fair to say, not really ok? As in it’s really been a struggle?

Meghan: Yes.

That moment starts at the 1:24 mark:

I’m not sure if Meghan’s talking about reporters or her family and friends, or both, when she said that nobody’s really asked her how she is. If she was talking about the royal family, I’m a little surprised. Because I would think that every time the royal family got together, Prince Andrew would loudly say, “Megs, Megs, Megs, how are you doing and please take three hours to answer and don’t say any words that rhyme with Epstein.

Pic: ITV

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