Meghan Markle Reveals Her Friends Warned Her Against Marrying Prince Harry

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Despite the fact that the whole world seems to have it in for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, we sort of assumed that their friends and family have always been supportive. However, Meghan has revealed that in terms of her close friends, that wasn’t always the case. In their new documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which aired in the UK on Sunday night, Meghan revealed that her friends warned her against marrying Harry because of the media scrutiny she would face.

“When I first met my now-husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy. But my British friend said to me, ‘I’m sure he’s great but you shouldn’t do it, because the British tabloids will destroy your life,'” Meghan said.

“And I very naïvely … 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 any tabloids.’ I didn’t get it,” she continued.

Thankfully, Meghan went on to ignore her friends’ advice and married Harry in May 2018. They welcomed their first baby, Archie, in May 2019. Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex went public with their relationship in 2017, Meghan has come under attack by British tabloids who analyze and criticize her every move. Because of this, Harry announced that he and Meghan would be suing the Mail on Sunday for the unsolicited publication of a private letter from her father earlier this month.

In the documentary, Meghan also opened up about how the media’s treatment of her has impacted her emotionally and mentally. She told interviewer Tom Bradby: “Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, so that was made really challenging. And then when you have a newborn … and especially as a woman, 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 … 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.”

An emotional clip of the conversation was released on Friday, ahead of the documentary being aired last night on ITV. Following this, #WeLoveYouMeghan began trending on social media.