Meghan Markle reveals friends warned her not to marry Prince Harry

They said the British tabloids will 'destroy your life'

Meghan Markle has opened up about her marriage to Prince Harry, revealing that friends warned her not to marry him.

Speaking on the ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, the Duchess of Sussex spoke about life as a new mum while living in the public eye, describing it as ‘hard’.

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

The former Suits star said becoming a royal had been ‘complicated’, explaining that it isn’t enough ‘just to survive something, you’ve got to thrive, you’ve got to feel happy.’

Discussing how life-changing joining the Royal Family is, she explained, ‘I don’t think anybody could understand that, but in all fairness, I had no idea, which probably sounds difficult to understand.

Harry and Meghan
Meghan has opened up about life as a royal (Credit: Instagram)

‘I never thought this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair and that is the part that is hard to reconcile, but I just take each day as it comes.’

Meghan added, ‘I tried to adopt the British sensibility of the stiff upper lip. What that does internally is probably really damaging.’

Reflecting on her life over the last few years, Meghan said, ‘The good thing is that I have got my baby and I have got my husband and they are the best.’

In another clip on the ITV programme, Meghan can be seen fighting back tears as journalist Tom Bradby asks her how she is.

In the emotional interview, Meghan said, ‘Not many people have asked if I’m okay, but it’s a very real thing to be going through the scenes.

Talking about the struggles, she said, ‘Look any women, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging.

‘And when you have a newborn, you know. And especially as a woman, it’s a lot. So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mum or trying to be a newlywed. It’s um…yeah.’

Earlier this year, reports emerged stating that Meghan was ‘miserable’ in her Royal role. 

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