Published: Tue, October 22, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Meghan Markle reveals she was warned not to marry Prince Harry

Meghan Markle reveals she was warned not to marry Prince Harry

Prince William is concerned for his little brother! "How do you combat this negative constant criticism while also maintaining a good relationship?"

"Part of this role and part of this job and this family being under the pressure that it's under, inevitably stuff happens", he said.

An African Journey aired in the United Kingdom on Sunday and goes behind the scenes of the couple's royal tour of southern Africa with five-month-old Archie. "But, look, we're brothers, we'll always be brothers". Prince Harry told ITV anchor Tom Bradby that the pair are "on different paths at the moment".

Discussing their "love story" she said: "I would hope that the world gets to the point that they see us as just a couple who is in love".

Meghan told Bradby that her friends were "so happy because I was so happy", but added that her British friends warned her against marrying the prince.

The palace source "played down suggestions that Prince William was "furious" with his brother", the BBC said.

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In the documentary, Meghan said adjusting to royal life had been "hard", adding that she was not prepared for the intensity of the tabloid media scrutiny.

"I don't think anybody could understand that, but in all fairness, I had no idea-which probably sounds hard to understand here-but 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, '" Meghan said to Bradby. You have got to thrive.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Britain's Prince Harry hold their son Archie at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa, Sept. 25, 2019. "Reflection of Harry cuddling Archie", while a third wrote: "While Meg gave the interview I could just see Harry rocking Archie in the back omg my heart". "Any woman, especially when they're pregnant, you're really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging".

Prince Harry has already sued publications on behalf of his wife, and that was the second time he had to make a statement calling out the media's racism (the first time was back in 2016) and also calling out the press' treatment of his late mother. Then when you have a newborn, you know. "I will always protect my family, and now I have a family to protect". These women and these young girls especially are really just so empowered and that's uplifting, right? "There's been harassment, there's been sexist, racist, xenophobic-type coverage, so I think the queen is very aware of that but she's also coming at this from 67 years of juggling the media", Arbiter says.

In the emotional documentary, the new Duchess referred to her life under the media glare as a newlywed and a new mother and regretted that "not many people have asked if I'm OK; but it's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes". But he added that he would "not be bullied into a game that killed my mum".

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