Meghan Markle admits motherhood as a royal has been a struggle

Meghan Markle admits motherhood as a royal has been a struggle

- A new documentary titled Harry and Meghan: An African Journey will be released on Sunday, 20 October

- In the documentary, Meghan opens up about the stress that comes with motherhood and being in the spotlight

- In a clip from the documentary, the Dutchess says no one ever really asked her if she was okay after giving birth to her son Archie

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How do you sum up something so extraordinary in 100 words or fewer?

Well, motherhood is exhausting, inspiring, soul-sucking and purpose-giving as it makes you question everything, while also feeling like you know it all.

It’s the ultimate roller coaster of joy and sorrow, comfort and fear, love and hate, fast and slow, past and future - and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, knows this too well.

Briefly.co.za learnt that a new documentary titled Harry and Meghan: An African Journey was released in the UK on Sunday, 20 October and in it, Meghan opens up about being a new mother in the spotlight.

“Any woman, especially when they are pregnant, you are really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging," said the duchess.

Meghan's voice audibly cracks in the video as she confesses her personal struggle with living life in the royal family as Prince Harry's wife and being a new mom.

"And then when you have a newborn, you know. And especially as a woman, it is a lot,” she said.

In the clip from the documentary, Meghan said that not many people checked on her emotional well-being after she had Archie, while admitting she was not okay.

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"I guess, also, thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I am okay, but it is a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes," she said.

This comes after Meghan and Harry have been widely criticised over the past few months for things like their spending and their hypocrisy over climate change.

Not all media coverage has been negative. Yes, as a member of the British royal family you will be scrutinised and that may feel like a struggle to Meghan.

But royals can also be loved and praised and even revered.

The documentary was filmed just before Harry announced in a statement that he was suing several British newspapers and tabloids for invading Meghan’s privacy and bullying her on a daily basis.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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