Meghan Markle has revealed a shocking truth. Meghan’s British friend warned her from marrying Prince Harry. Reason is if she gets married to him, she would face harsh attacks from British tabloids.
The 38-year-old former actress, opened up about this on Sunday night in a new documentary broadcast on the UK’s ITV channel. Also, she spoke her struggle as a new mother to baby Archie. Along with that as a member of the royal family she is always in media spotlight.
“And I very naively – I’m American, we don’t have that there – said, ‘What are you talking about? That doesn’t make any sense. I’m not in tabloids.” I didn’t get it. So it’s been complicated,” she said.
Meghan’s British Friend Talks About Tabloids
“When I first met my now-husband my friends were really happy because I was so happy. But Meghan’s British friends said, ”I’m sure he’s great but you shouldn’t do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life”,” said Markle.
The new duchess described her experience in the media as a newlywed and a new mother in the emotional film. She regretted that “not many people asked if I’m OK; but behind the scenes, it’s a very real thing to go through.”
On whether she feels she can cope, she adds: “In all honesty I have said for a long time to H – that is what I call him – it’s not enough to just survive something, that’s not the point of life. You have got to thrive”.
Her husband, Harry-the Duke of Sussex, also spoke for the first time with his brother Prince William about the strain on him and the perceived rift.
“We are brothers and will always be. We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him as I know he will always be there for me,” said Harry, the sixth in line to the British throne.
He was asked if he was concerned if his wife would face the same stress as his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
Meghan: ‘I will always protect my family’
The 35-year-old said: “I will always protect my family, and now I have a family to protect. So everything that she [Diana] went through, and what happened to her, is incredibly important every single day, and that is not me being paranoid, that is just me not wanting a repeat of the past. Part of this job is putting on a brave face but, for me and my wife, there is a lot of stuff that hurts, especially when the majority of it is untrue,” he said.
The documentary focused on the couple’s recent tour of southern Africa, during which it had been announced that Meghan Markle is taking legal action against the ‘Mail on Sunday” for publishing a letter she wrote to her estranged father, Thomas Markle.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry is suing the owner of ‘The Sun” and the now defunct “News of The World” and “The Mirror” over phone hacking allegations and has filed papers at the High Court in London.