Interview with Meghan Markle: the Duchess of Sussex opens on being a new mother in the ITV documentary with Prince Harry


Prince Harry states that the press is the "worst reminder" of his mother's death, Princess Diana. It opened on its continuum is in conflict with the press and the pressures of growing in the spotlight at an interview for the next ITV documentary "Harry and Meghan: an African journey".

The Duke of Sussex revealed to Tom Bradby of ITV that his grief over his mother's death is still "a wound that makes a celebration".

"I think I'm part of this family – in this role, in this work – every time I see a camera, every time I hear a click, every time I see a flash, it immediately brings me back," said Harry, who had 12 years when his mother died in 1997. "In that regard, it is the worst reminder of his life as opposed to the best".

Reflecting on his recent trip with his wife Meghan in Africa, Harry said his actions are a constant reminder to his mother.

During the journey, Harry emotionally retraced the footsteps of Diana. He crossed a former minefield in Angola that Diana famously visited a few months before he died in a car accident in Paris in an attempt to escape from the paparazzi.

"Being here now, 22 years later, trying to finish what it started will be incredibly exciting," Harry said of his trip. "But everything I do reminds me of her. But like I said – with the role, with the job and a kind of pressure that comes with it – I can think of the bad stuff."

The complete documentary will be previewed on ITV in Britain this Sunday. In it, Bradby also asks Meghan on his struggles with the British press following his marriage to Harry. He said it was particularly difficult to deal with pregnancy and motherhood under paparazzi control.

"Not many people have asked if I'm okay," Meghan said.

At the beginning of this month, the The Duchess of Sussex has taken a legal action against the tabloid newspaper Mail on Sunday on what Harry called a "ruthless campaign" to smear Meghan.

"Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the last victims of a British tabloid press that campaigns against individuals without any thought about the consequences – a ruthless campaign that has grown in the last year, during her pregnancy and while our son was growing up newborn, "Harry wrote in an unprecedented statement.

"My deepest fear is the story that repeats itself," he wrote. "I saw what happens when someone I love is commodified to the point of no longer being treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife fall victim to the same powerful forces," he said.

The cause is privately financed by the couple. The statement states that any monetary damages arising from the case would be donated to a charitable anti-bullying organization.



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