being a mom
Meghan Markle Shares She “Struggle[s]” With Being A New Mom in Spotlight
Ever since becoming a new member of the British Royal Family after her marriage to Prince Harry, former Suits star Meghan Markle has had a strict set of royal rules to follow, all while being subjected to immense critique by the British press. Though Meghan’s living the definition of most little girls’ fairytale — marrying a prince and moving into a palace with her new beau — it’s not all rays of sunshine and daisies for 38-year-old new mom. After giving birth to baby Prince Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor last May, the Duchess of Sussex has barely had a moment to breathe. The royal couple debuted Archie mere hours after Meghan gave birth and in September, they brought Archie on his first royal tour to South Africa.
Any new mom can tell you that the first few months after giving birth can be difficult both physically and emotionally, no matter how much help you have. Most royals must keep a cool and calm demeanor when it comes to everything and the Duchess of Sussex has very rarely given a quote this real and raw since she married into Queen Elizabeth II‘s bloodline.
During an interview for ITV News, Meghan has revealed the “struggle” of adapting to this new life in the spotlight, lamenting that “not many people have asked if [she’s] okay” through her pregnancy and early stages of motherhood.
"Not many people have asked if I’m ok … it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes."
— ITV News (@itvnews) October 18, 2019
“Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, so that was made really callenging. And then when you have a new morn… 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 newlyweb, 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.”
When asked by the interviewer, Tom Bradby, “Would it it be fair to say [that you’re] not really okay, as in it’s really been a struggle?”, Meghan confirmed “yes.”
Our hearts are broken for Meghan. Hopefully Prince Harry is giving her the support she needs.