The Duchess of Sussex spoke candidly about the challenges of motherhood to ITV’s Tom Bradby, just months after giving birth to her first son Archie. She appeared to well up when asked if it had been a struggle. And now a year later, Meghan explained she was “exhausted” during the interview and was just about to give Archie a bath.
During an appearance on the podcast Teenager Therapy to mark World Mental Health Day on Saturday, one of the hosts asked Meghan: “How are you?”
She replied: “Isn’t that funny ― it was about a year ago that someone asked me that.
“We were on a tour in South Africa, and on the last day of the tour, man I was tired.
“I was just about to give Archie a bath. I was exhausted.”
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The Duchess of Sussex gave an emotional interview to ITV’s Tom Bradby
Last October, Meghan and Harry embarked on a tour around South Africa, where they spoke about troubles behind the scenes as members of the Royal Family.
The Duchess said at the time: “Not many people have asked if I’m OK, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.
“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.”
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Mr Bradby then asked if it would be fair to say that Meghan is “not really OK? As in, it’s really been a struggle?”
She then looked sad as she responded: “Yes.”
Harry also said during this weekend’s podcast that Meghan was breastfeeding Archie at the time, who was born on May 6 in 2019.
Meghan then added it was “like running a marathon”.
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She said: “Between every official engagement, I was running back to make sure our son was fed.
“But at the end [of filming for a documentary], the journalist asked me if I was OK.
“And I didn’t realise that my answer would receive such an interest from around the word.
“I didn’t think about that answer. I just answered honestly.
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“Because I was in a moment of vulnerability, because I was tired, because there was no presentation.
“It was just ― here’s where I am ― I’m a mom who is with a 4 1/2-month-old baby, and we are tired.”
Meghan also explained that she is now “doing well” a year later.
She said: “I think it speaks to the fact that the reason it resonated with people is because everyone wants to be asked if they’re OK.
Meghan said she was now doing well a year later
“A year later, I would say, yes, I am doing well.”
Following the couple’s tour of South Africa, they spent six weeks in Canada.
They then dramatically announced they were stepping down as members of the Royal Family in January.
Now they are living in Santa Barbara, California and have recently signed a £112 million deal with Netflix.