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The Duchess of Sussex has said not many people ask if she is OK and admitted living in the public eye as a new mother has been a “struggle”.

Meghan told journalist and friend Tom Bradby in a new documentary that any woman when pregnant is vulnerable so the amount of attention directed at her made it “really challenging”.

In a preview of ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, the duchess thanked Bradby for asking how it has been as she said not many people have.

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Filmed during the royal couple’s recent tour of southern Africa, she said: “Look, any woman especially when they are 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.

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

“And, also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

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Bradby asked: “And the answer is, would it be fair to say, not really OK, as in it’s really been a struggle?”

“Yes,” Meghan replied.

As part of the documentary detailing Prince Harry and Meghan’s 10-day tour last month, the Duke of Sussex also opens up about his grief following his mother’s death.

He said he felt considerable pressure being part of the royal family in the spotlight, and every camera flash takes him back to his mother’s death.

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Diana, Princess of Wales was in a fatal car accident while being chased by paparazzi in Paris in 1997.

“I think probably a wound that festers,” the prince said.

“I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash, it takes me straight back, so in that respect it’s the worst reminder of her life, as opposed to the best.

“Being here now, 22 years later, trying to finish what she started, will be incredibly emotional, but everything that I do reminds me of her.

“But as I said, with the role, with the job, and the sort of pressures that come with that, I get reminded of the bad stuff, unfortunately.”

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He added that it was “quite emotional” retracing his mother’s steps in Africa.

The duke and duchess brought separate legal actions against parts of the press as they finished their tour.

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Meghan sued the Mail on Sunday over an alleged breach of privacy for publishing a private letter from her to her estranged father.

Harry then filed proceedings at the High Court over alleged illegal interception of voicemail messages from when he was a child against the Daily Mirror and News Group, which owns the Sun and the now-defunct News of the World.

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