Meghan Markle Gets Very Candid About the ‘Struggle’ of Royal Life in Clip from Africa Documentary

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been counting down the days until the Harry & Meghan: An African Journey documentary arrives. Luckily, Good Morning America just dropped an exclusive clip from the film.

In a new video released this morning, the Duchess of Sussex got candid about adjusting to her new life in the spotlight as a royal—especially while raising a newborn. 

“Look, 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?” she told ITV’s Tom Bradby.

“Especially as a woman it’s—really it’s a lot. So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or just trying to be a newlywed. And also thank you for asking, because not many people will have asked if I’m OK, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.” 

When asked by Bradby whether it's been a “struggle” to adjust to life in the public eye as a royal, Meghan simply answered “yes.”

The documentary’s full-length trailer was released yesterday, and not only does it feature behind-the-scenes details about their recent visits to South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi, but it also includes never-before-seen footage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with royal baby Archie (!). 

The official documentary description reads, “In this new documentary filmed on their tour of Africa, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex speak exclusively to Tom Bradby about the causes and issues they care most about, and their fresh and personal approach to being modern royals." Looks like we’re getting a taste of that already. 

Harry & Meghan: An African Journey airs in the U.K. this Sunday, October 20, at 9 p.m. on ITV and on Wednesday, October 23 on ABC in the U.S.