Meghan Markle‘s pals warned her in regards to the harsh media consideration she would face if she pursued her relationship with Prince Harry.

In ITV’s new documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, the Duchess of Sussex opened up about her life and marriage for the primary time, discussing the struggles of the immense highlight as a member of the royal household.

“It’s hard. I don’t think anybody can understand that, but in all fairness, I had no idea,” she mentioned of the relentless assaults from tabloids. “Which probably sounds difficult to understand here, but when I first met my now-husband my friends were really happy because I was so happy.”

Meghan added, “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.’ And I very naively — I’m an American we don’t have that there — said, ‘What are you talking about? That doesn’t make any sense! I’m not in tabloids!’ I didn’t get it. So, it’s been… yeah, it’s been complicated.”

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Amid the relentless tabloid consideration on her interracial relationship and household, the royal mother of 1 mentioned she hopes individuals will sooner or later come to grasp and concentrate on the love she and Harry share for each other.

“I would hope that people, the world, will get to the point where they just see us as a couple who’s in love, because I don’t wake up every day and identify as being anything other than who I’ve always been,” she informed ITV host Tom Bradby within the new documentary. “It’s just, I’m Meghan and I’ve married this incredible man and this to me is just part of our love story.”

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While visiting Cape Town’s Nyanga township, Meghan proudly spoke about being a girl of colour.

“For me, when I chose to add those words into the speech it was really at the last minute, and I said to Harry, ‘What do you think if I add this in?’ ” she defined within the new documentary. “I don’t know, it just felt right, and he very kindly and supportively said, ‘If that’s what feels right then that’s what you should say.’ ”

“Because it’s true,” she added. “Before I was part of this family, that’s how I identified with people and connection. As a mother, now, and a wife, now, but just as a woman — and as a woman of color, which has been brought to the forefront in a more prominent way.”

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Towards the tip of the tour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their determination to launch authorized motion in opposition to the Mail on Sunday for publishing a non-public letter that Meghan despatched to her father.

They are additionally suing News UK (proprietor of The Sun) and MGN (former proprietor of The Mirror) relating to alleged unlawful interception of voicemail messages.

In addition to the lawsuits, Harry has spoken out in opposition to the British tabloid press for the “ruthless” therapy his spouse has acquired “over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son” in a uncommon assertion.

The father of 1 went on to say that he and Meghan have “continued to put on a brave face — as so many of you can relate to – I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been.”

Harry & Meghan: An African Journey will air within the U.S. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. (at 10 p.m. ET.) on ABC.

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