Meghan Markle is not OK, so why is she still being bullied?

The new mother showed her vulnerable side in a clip for her documentary
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Meghan Markle is not OK, so why is she still being bullied?
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Ever since news broke of Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle, tabloids have become increasingly judgmental of The Duchess – eventually leading to Prince Harry taking legal action against certain publications. And now, in a clip for an upcoming documentary following Harry and Meghan’s trip to Africa, the world got a glimpse of the impact online bullying is really having. The Duchess of Sussex opened up about being subjected to endless criticism as part of her royal role – particularly during her pregnancy and following Archie’s birth.

Meghan gets emotional while talking about the challenges she faced trying to deal with the pressure of being both a public figure and a new mother. “Any woman, especially when they're pregnant, you're really vulnerable. So, that was made really challenging.” She continues “So, you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed.” The clip is heart breaking, but the part that really got to fans was when she thanked the interviewer for asking her if she was okay, as “not many people have asked”.

Unfortunately, while the scene moved viewers, it hasn’t stopped tabloids from picking The Duchess apart, and they still continue to judge every move she makes – from outfit choices to parenting methods and everything in between. Coming at a time where society is becoming more focused on mental health, and after The Duchess of Sussex joined Prince Harry and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in a campaign about prioritising mental health, it’s surprising to see that some feel as though those in the spotlight are fair game as they have 'signed up' for a life in the public eye.

Thankfully Meghan’s fans are behind her - #WeLoveYouMeghan was trending on Twitter and she has received an outpouring of support from fans, mothers and celebrities. We'd say Meghan is trying her best to stay strong, though, as an inspirational Maya Angelou quote about female empowerment was just shared to the couples’ official Instagram. 

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