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Tuesday 12th November 2019

Meghan emotional as she reveals media scrutiny left her struggling as new mum

It's been a rough year for the new mum

An emotional Meghan Markle has opened up about life in the spotlight.

Filmed for a new ITV documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Adventure, Meghan admitted to feeling "vulnerable" during her pregnancy.

She also admitted that she isn't "okay" and that it has been a "struggle" behind the scenes as she adapts to life as a royal, a mum and a newlywed.

Meghan gave the emotional interview during her new ITV documentary (Credit: ITV)

Opening up about the toll life in the spotlight has taken on both herself and her husband Prince Harry, Meghan said: "Look, any woman, especially when they're pregnant, you're really vulnerable, so that was made really challenging."

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She added: "And then when you have a newborn, you know, and especially when you're a woman, it's a lot."

The emotional royal continued: "And when you add this on top of just trying to be a new mum or trying to be a newlywed…."

Cameras followed Harry and Meghan during their recent African royal tour (Credit: ITV)

During the chat, the Duchess of Sussex can also be seen thanking ITV's Tom Bradby for asking how she was feeling.

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"I guess also thank you for asking, as not many people have asked if I'm okay," she said.

"But yeah, it's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes," a clearly upset Meghan revealed.

"And the answer is, would it be fair to say not really okay? Has it really been a struggle?" Bradby asked.

Not many people have asked if I'm okay. But yeah, it's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.

"Yes." came the sad, one-word reply.

In the documentary, which airs on ITV at 9pm on Sunday October 20, Prince Harry also revealed that he hasn't ever recovered from his mother's death in 1997.

Cameras followed Harry and his wife Meghan as they embarked on their recent African tour with son Archie.

During the trip, the couple revealed that they would be taking legal action following press intrusion into Meghan's relationship with her father Thomas Markle.

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