In an upcoming ITV documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle expressed how the negative press she has received since marrying into the royal family has taken a toll on her mental health, especially now that her first child, Archie, has arrived. Now, supporters on Twitter are standing with Markle and talking about how heinously she’s been treated by the British tabloids in the past year.
“Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging,” Markle told ITV’s Tom Bradby in a clip from the documentary, which airs Sunday, October 20th. “And then when you have a newborn, you know, and especially as a woman, it’s a lot.”
When Bradby asked Markle if it was fair for him to assume that she isn’t okay, she responded, “Yes.”
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.— ITV News (@itvnews) October 18, 2019
The documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, airs on Sunday at 9pm on @ITV #HarryandMeghan https://t.co/Uy21iE6ozJ pic.twitter.com/XYlHVytiHF
At the beginning of the month, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially filed a lawsuit against a British tabloid that illegally published a private letter from Markle to her father, written before their May 2018 wedding.
Harry compared the tabloids’ treatment of his wife to that of his late mother, Princess Diana.
Harry wrote in an official statement, “I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”
Meghan we love you! So sorry it was so bad 💗— Archie’s babysitter (@kelliibelli) October 18, 2019
Markle’s supporters have come together on Twitter to stand with her as her battle with the media continues. Using the hashtag #WeLoveYouMeghan, the outpouring of love for the Duchess is now trending worldwide.
I am sickened by all of this. I’m just so tired of the hate, despite the fact that she really is an amazing woman who has done nothing wrong. You can see the pain in her eyes and how she’s holding back her tears. I don’t like this. At. All. #WeLoveYouMeghan pic.twitter.com/2wimlIps7g— Bea (@Bea_Vlogz) October 18, 2019
#MeghanMarkle encouraged women and girls to know their worth. I truly hope that the #DuchessOfSussex knows *her* worth. It is immeasurable.— Royal Suitor (@royal_suitor) October 18, 2019
“The way we change the world is to honor the dignity of difference. And in this, we can find strength.“ #WeLoveYouMeghan pic.twitter.com/FrqESydagn
Jesus. This just broke my heart. pic.twitter.com/13KsROklv9— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) October 18, 2019
We hope Markle sees how much the world supports her and that she gets the mental health support she needs.
If you’d like to watch the upcoming documentary, in which the full interview between Markle and Bradby will air, you can check it out on ABC on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd at 10 p.m. EDT.