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Emotional Meghan Markle reveals how she tried to adopt 'British stiff upper lip' amid 'u


Royal fans have paid tribute to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after an ITV documentary about their trip to Africa aired last night, highlighting the couple's struggle with public scrutiny.

Harry & Meghan: An African Journey looked into the couple's ten-day tour of southern Africa, watching them interact with locals and open up about dealing with media attention.

The Duchess received an outpouring of support from Twitter users on Friday after a clip from last night's documentary was released in which she admitted she was 'not really OK'.

Within an hour, #WeLoveYouMeghan became the top trending topic on the social media platform, with users offering positive messages.

And the flood of support was repeated last night, with Twitter users flocking to praise both Harry and Meghan after their searingly honest interviews.

Tom Bradby's hour-long documentary, 'Harry & Meghan: An African Journey', followed the royal couple during their official tour of Africa last month.

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The duchess, who has a five-month-old son, Archie, told Bradby that it was essential for her to 'thrive' and 'feel happy', warning simply enduring unwanted scrutiny is 'not the point of life'.

She told how she 'really tried to adopt the British sensibility of a stiff upper lip' - but believes burying emotions like that can only lead to 'damage.'

In what was the first on-screen interview since becoming a mother, the American former actress admitted to feeling 'vulnerable' during her pregnancy with Archie under the media spotlight.

She said: 'It's hard. I don't think anybody can understand that. In all fairness, I had no idea, which probably sounds difficult to understand, but when I first met Harry, my friends were so excited, my US friends were happy because I was happy.

Meghan revealed that she was once told to end her relationship with Harry by UK friends who warned that scrutiny by the British media would 'destroy your life'

'But my British friends, they were sure he was lovely, but they said I shouldn't do it because ''the British tabloids will destroy your life''.

'Because I'm American I very naively didn't get it. It's complicated.'

Meghan added: 'I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair and that's the part that's really hard to reconcile.

'I've said for a long time to H – that's what I call him – it is not enough to just survive something. That's not the point of life. You've got to thrive and feel happy.

'I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried.

'But I think what that does internally is probably really damaging.'

Bradby pointed out that her position of privilege, wealth and fame comes with scrutiny.

Meghan responded: 'When people are saying things that are just untrue, and they are being told they are untrue but they are allowed to still say them, I don't know anybody in the world who would feel that's OK and that is different from just scrutiny.

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My view: My advice to Meghan Markle is to make peace with her father, she can't continue to snub him. I feel bad for Meghan but at the end of the day it's the lifestyle she wants, "the pomp and circumstance surrounding the royal wedding and endless conversation about Princess Kate." Now her dream and wish has come through and she's getting endless conversation about herself and her husband Harry, but it seems one of them don't like the scrutiny and the "endless conversation." Well, who doesn't crave to have attention, loads of money, a luxurious lifestyle, the best of accessories, clothes and everything, not really, It is so sad. Honestly I truly empathize with MM.

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