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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry explicitly detailed how much they have struggled behind the scenes because of the British tabloids’ constant attacks on Meghan in ITV’s documentary on Meghan and Harry’s royal tour of southern Africa. The BBC reports that Harry’s brother Prince William is “worried” about Harry and hopes he and Meghan “are all right,” after seeing their interview, per a palace source.
The source added that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are considered to be “in a fragile place.”
During the interview, Harry addressed the state of his relationship with William amid rift rumors. “Part of this role and part of this job and this family, being under the pressure that it’s under, stuff happens but we’re brothers,” Harry said. “We’ll always be brothers, and we’re certainly on different paths at the moment, but I’ll always be there for him, and he’ll always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy, but I love him dearly, and the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing, but you know, as brothers you have good days, you have bad days.”
Meghan, meanwhile, explained she initially tried to ignore the false tabloid stories about her, as other members of the royal family traditionally do. “I have said for a long time to H, that’s what I call him, ‘It’s not enough to just survive something,’ right?” Meghan started. “That’s not the point of life. You’ve got to thrive. You’ve got to feel happy, and I think I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried, but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging, and the biggest thing I know is that I never thought this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair, and that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile. I don’t know—just take each day as it comes.”