Meghan lives life in the spotlight, Royal watchers from around the world covet her lifestyle, wishing they could be more like the Duchess of Sussex, have access to the sheer amount of goods and services on offer and receive help around the clock throughout her parenting journey.
Though in a recent interview with Tom Bradby, the Duchess of Sussex was close to tears after the reporter asked her one seemingly simple question.
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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual #WellChildAwards in London. WellChild aims to ensure every child and young person living with serious health needs has the best chance to thrive with the support and medical care needed in the comfort of their own home. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and last year both The Duke and Duchess attended the awards to honour the children and families that WellChild supports. The Duke, who first came to these awards over a decade ago, shared in his remarks tonight: “Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child – no one else did at the time, but we did – and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tightly during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time. And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.” • To find out more about tonight’s event and how you can support this very special organisation, please visit @WellChild Photos ©️ PA images
It seems even The Duchess of Sussex is not immune to the emotions of being a new mum, after Meghan came close to tears after she was asked if she was OK. The emotional clip was released after the Duke and Duchess’s trip to Africa in the lead up to the documentary release by ITV “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey”. Reporter Tom Bradby asked the Duchess if life had been a bit of a struggle since joining the Royal family, and even more so adjusting to life as a new parent.
“Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging, and then 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.”
“And, also, thank you for asking, because not many people will have asked if I’m OK,” Meghan said. “But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”
The 38 year old Duchess gave birth to Archie in May this year and has received intense media scrutiny throughout her entire pregnancy and since the birth of her first child, which Prince Harry has filed a law suit against the British media for.
ITV’s @tombradby spoke to Meghan as he gained exclusive access to the royal couple as they toured Africa for 10 days with their son Archie. The documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, airs on Sunday at 9pm on @ITV #HarryandMeghan https://t.co/Uy21iE6ozJ pic.twitter.com/XYlHVytiHF — ITV News (@itvnews) October 18, 2019
It’s quite refreshing to see a Royal family member being so candid about her experiences as a parent, mostly we only see a world full of smiles and joyous occasions, and sometimes we forget that it doesn’t matter how much help you have, you feel every aspect of being a parent.
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has come to an end, but The Duke and Duchess have had the opportunity to look back on an incredible 10 days through South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi. Thank you for following along! Their Royal Highness’s journey took them 15,000 miles across southern Africa where they we’re greeted by so many amazing people along the way. They witnessed the great partnership between the UK and Africa, met local community groups, leaders, and youth and elders, who all imparted knowledge and inspiration. On their final day of the tour, The Duchess said: “Please know that you have all given us so much inspiration, so much hope – and above all, you have given us joy.” • During their tour, The Duke and Duchess unveiled three new Queens Commonwealth Canopy projects, protecting forests and planting trees, and worked with the British Government to announce investment of £8m in technology and skills in the region. The Duke traveled to Angola to focus on the ongoing mission to rid the world of landmines, an extension of the work that was pioneered by his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The Duchess announced gender grants from the Association of Commonwealth Universities to improve access to higher education for women, as well as four scholarships for students studying across the commonwealth. Throughout this trip they were able to join an important and essential conversation about the rights of women and girls – not isolated to Southern Africa, but also globally. Throughout this visit, The Duke and Duchess were struck by the spirit and generosity from every community they visited. Speaking to young entrepreneurs in Tembisa, a township in Johannesburg, The Duke said: “As I raise my own son, I want to make sure that what I’ve learned here – the value of the natural world, the value of community and friendship – is something that I can pass on to him.” • Thank you to everyone who supported from afar, and those who have followed along the way! We hope you enjoy this wrap up video to the tune of a wonderful song by The Soweto Gospel Choir, a favourite of The Duke and Duchess. Video ©️ SussexRoyal