Meghan Markle is not OK, fighting back tears in an extraordinary new interview.
“Look, any woman, especially when they are pregnant, you're really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a newborn, especially as a woman, it's a lot,” she said. “So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed....”
She opened up in an exclusive interview for the TV special “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey," which airs in Britain on the ITV this weekend and on ABC next Wednesday.
She's asked very directly if she's OK.
“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,” she said.
The journalist replied, “The answer is, would it be fair to say, not really OK, as in it's really been a struggle?”
Meghan answered, “Yes.”
The way she paused and collects herself is a clear sign she's trying hard to maintain her composure during the interview.
While the full interview has not aired, reaction to what Meghan has said has been mixed.
"Meghan Markle really doesn't do herself any favors with her poor me act, #crymeariver,” was one comment on social media.
"You can tell Meghan Markle is an actress,” went another.
But she's also getting big support, with one person writing, "I remember how hard it was to be a new mom, I feel for her.”
The duchess’ raw emotion comes on the heels of a rare public breakdown from Prince Harry three days ago at an awards ceremony for a children’s charity.
"Last year, when me and my wife attended, we knew we were expecting our first child, no one else did,” he exclaimed.
Meghan has been dealing with a lot in a very compressed a time such as her engagement, marriage, pregnancy and giving birth to baby Archie, as well as all the negative press attention she's been getting as so-called "Duchess Difficult."