The Duchess of Sussex has admitted she was naive about the British tabloid press and revealed she was warned they will destroy your life.
Mum Meghan told ITV’s Tom Bradby the year since marrying Prince Harry had been more than what she could handle, also mentioning that she’s tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip as a coping mechanism.
She says when she first met the duke her friends in the US shared her happiness but a British friend warned her that she shouldn’t do it as British tabloids are over-the-top distributive.
More than what she can handle
Meghan told Bradby that as an American she naively and didn’t know much about tabloids. News at Ten anchors Bradby was traveling with the royal couple and their son Archie on the recent 10-day tour of Africa for an ITV documentary, Harry & Meghan:
An African Journey, which aired on Sunday at 9 pm on ITV. Prince Harry, who unlike his wife has lots of experience with British tabloids, also admitted press intrusion hurts, especially when it is untrue.
Remembering his mum
Ahead of a visit to an Angola minefield, which saw him emotionally retrace Diana’s footsteps 22 years after her death, the Duke of Sussex said everything he does reminds him of his mother.
But he said the media focus on his life as part of the royal family and the pressures that come with that means he gets reminded of the bad stuff, unfortunately.
He said every click and flash of a camera in the public eye instantly gives him the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best.
Less is not more
Harry said he and William are certainly on different paths at the moment but will always be there for each other. The prince also pointed out that the majority of stories written about a rift between his and his brother William’s families are created out of nothing.