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 “hard”, but said 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 were “so happy because I was so happy” but a British friend warned her: “You shouldn’t do it – the British tabloids will destroy your life.”
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I will always protect my family and now I have a family to protect at times it was emotional but throughout it was revealing a rare glimpse into the pressures and into the struggles of the royal families most prominent couple and what was clear their biggest struggle rightly or wrongly is with the attention they get day in day out from the tabloid press it's hard 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 and I very naively am an American we don't have that there what are you talking about make any sense I'm not in tabloids and get it since that interview the couple have launched legal action against three newspapers but as Harry said some stories have hurt them just as they hurt his mum for me and for my wife you know of course there's a lot of stuff that hurts especially when the majority is untrue I will not be bullied into into into playing a game that's they killed my mom and what of all those rumors have a rift with his brother William they are Harry admitted truth it never to be you know stuff stuff happens but like we're brothers where we'll always be brothers and we're certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and as I know he'll always be there for me and we don't see each other as much as we as much as we used to because we're so busy as brothers you know ever good days you have bad days the relationship with his brother the loss of his mum the pressure of protecting his family and criticism justified or otherwise of what he does how Harry was asked is all that affecting his mental health its management its constant management I thought I was out of the woods and then suddenly it all came back and something realized actually no this is something that's that I have to manage Harry and Megan have a lifestyle people can only dream of and privilege few will ever realize but inside the royal family right now Megan said they don't have happiness it's not enough to just survive something right I think that's not the point of life you've got a thrive you got to feel happy and I think I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging when you've heard this couple speak in the way they have tonight you won't be surprised to hear they do now plan to take some time out you