Meghan Markle Is Not Okay, and There Is a Reason for That

Carla Harmon
October 20, 2019

A snippet of her powerful interview with reporter Tom Bradby was released by ITV on Friday.

The documentary, which will offer a behind-the-scenes view of the royal couple's tour of southern Africa, will exclusively debut on ITV on October 20.

In an article for the Sunday Times, Mr Bradby recalled asking Meghan whether she was able to cope with the endless media scrutiny the newlywed has been under. We've just come from Cape Town. During their time off, the royal couple are expected to go out to the USA to be with Meghan's mum Doria Ragland in Los Angeles, allowing for baby Archie to spend quality time with his grandmother.

"But with all the problems that are going on there I just don't see how we would be able to really make as much difference as we want to without the issues and the judgment of how we would be with those surroundings", he continued.

A Royal source told The Sunday Times: 'The Duke and Duchess have a full schedule of engagements and commitments until mid-November, after which they will be taking some much-needed family time'. It's likely they will divide their time between the United States and the United Kingdom, the source added. And especially as a woman, it's a lot.

The clip comes days after her husband Prince Harry broke down during an emotional speech at the WellChild awards on Tuesday night.

"After meeting all the WellChild kids and parents over the years you have managed to give us a sense of optimism, of hope and of strength that no professional, no best selling book or advice could ever give us - so thank you for being you".

"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 former Suits actress said.

According to Bradby, he "couldn't quite shake a sense of sadness" over his "powerful impression that this young family, happy in themselves" were finding it hard to cope with the constant media scrutiny, and that the couple "came across as more vulnerable and bruised than the spoilt, petulant, arrogant and entitled caricatures sometimes tied to the public whipping post".

The interview also sees Harry open up about the grief he still feels over the death of his mother, Princess Diana, admitting it's a "wound that festers... every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash".

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