Pregnancy and parenting isn’t easy—even if you’re a royal. Meghan Markle recently opened up in the documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, about what mommy-ing in the spotlight is like.

Even though it might seem like the Duchess of Sussex has it all, a position that places her in the public eye comes with plenty of added pressure. In a newly released clip of the documentary from ITV, Markle gets candid about the negativity she experienced from the press during and after her pregnancy.

Talking to ITV’s Tom Bradby about her experience, Markle said, “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.”

Markle went on to add, “So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed. It’s um, yeah. I guess, also thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I’m okay, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

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To learn more about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together and time spent in Africa, catch the entire documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey which will air in the United States on Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Sussex Royal via Instagram 

 

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