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Meghan Markle Chokes Back Tears When Asked How She's Coping

The Duchess of Sussex instantly became the Queen of Hearts with an emotional response to a question about her wellbeing during her and Prince Harry's royal tour of Africa.

Meghan Markle has faced unforgiving scrutiny from when her relationship with Prince Harry was revealed to the public in October 2016.

Since her May 2018 wedding and the arrival of son Archie exactly one year later, the 38-year-old has been a constant fixture of tabloids worldwide.

In a preview clip from Harry And Meghan: An African Journey, Markle has revealed the toll the family's incessant press coverage has taken on her.

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Prince Harry, Meghan, and son Archie in Cape Town during their royal tour of South Africa last month. Image: Toby Melville/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

British journalist Tom Bradby mentioned to Markle how protective Harry has been of her due to “what he felt his mother [Princess Diana] went through", then he asked if the media pressure has impacted her "mental and physical health".

“I would say … 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 said.

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“So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mum 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.”

"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,” Markle told Brady. Image: ITV

“And the answer is -- would it be fair to say ‘Not really OK’? It’s really been a struggle?” Brady asked.

“Yes,” Markle replied.

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The preview clip instantly went viral, prompting the hashtag #WeLoveYouMeghan to trend on Twitter.

Harry And Meghan: An African Journey airs on 10 play on Monday, October 21 at 11am.