Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview six things we learned


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wowed fans with their intimate hour long documentary which shed light on the pressures their fame as a royal couple has brought.

Harry and Meghan, An African Journey, aired on Sunday October 20, 2019 on ITV – here are six things we learned.

Harry and Meghan gave a string of intimate interviews on ITV

Meghan has a cute nickname for Harry

Meghan opened up about her marriage and life as a new mother and accidentally let slip that her secret name for Prince Harry is H.

The Duchess of Sussex revealed her pet name for her husband as she chatted to Tom Bradby on their ITV documentary.

In an unguarded moment she said: “You know, Ive said for a long time to H, thats what I call him, its not enough to just survive something.”

Harry does his fair share of daddy duties

Royal fans were distracted by a reflection of Prince Harry cradling baby Archie in the background while his wife was being interviewed during the documentary.

Meghan was discussing how successful she thought the trip had been so far when eagle eyed fans were distracted by a reflection of Harry and his son.

The new dad can be seen cradling his son and rocking him from side to side while he thinks no one can see him.

Fans said spotting Prince Harry in the background was their favourite part of the documentary
Fans said spotting Prince Harry in the background was their favourite part of the documentary

Meghan is struggling with life in the spotlight

The 38-year-old revealed how she tried to adopt the Royal Familys stiff upper lip but found it really damaging.

The Duchess of Sussex said her attempt to ignore the media spotlight in the traditional royal manner only caused more unhappiness.

She said: Youve got to thrive, youve got to feel happy. And I think I really tried to adopt the British sensibility of a stiff upper lip.

Ive tried but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging.

I never thought this would be easy. But I thought it would be fair and thats the part thats really hard to reconcile.

But I do just take each day as it comes.

Harry thinks he and William have grown apart

Harry admitted he and brother Wills have grown apart saying: Were certainly on different paths.

He added: As brothers, you have good days, you have bad days.

Harry said the pressure on the royals means inevitably stuff happens.

He continued: But look, were brothers, well always be brothers and were certainly on different paths at the moment.

“But Ill certainly always be there for him as I know hell always be there for me.”

Harry and Meghan took Archie on his first royal tour
Harry and Meghan took Archie on his first royal tour

Harry fears Meghan will face Diana like pressure

Harry was asked if he worried whether Meghan may face the same pressures as his mum, the late Princess Diana, who died in 1997 in a car crash in Paris.

He said: “I will always protect my family, and now I have a family to protect.

“So everything that she [Diana] went through, and what happened to her, is incredibly important every single day, and that is not me being paranoid, that is just me not wanting a repeat of the past.”

Harry describes staying mentally healthy as a matter of ‘constant management’

The prince described his mental health and the way he deals with the pressures of his life as a matter of “constant management”.

He said: “I thought I was out of the woods and then suddenly it all came back, and this is something that I have to manage.

“Part of this job is putting on a brave face but, for me and my wife, there is a lot of stuff that hurts, especially when the majority of it is untrue.”


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