Meghan Markle and Prince Harry returned from their tour of Southern Africa but all was not well with the couple when they entered the UK. As per reports, Meghan wanted to reach out to the media and host a drinks reception during the tour but Prince Harry was not happy with the media at the time and declined.
Tracing his mother steps, Prince Harry not only recreated his mother’s, Princess Diana, trip to South Africa, but it looks like he is also living out the tumultuous relationship Diana had with the press to back in the day.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been criticized for a number of issues by the public and royal experts, such as their use of private jet despite their telling the public to be more reponsible environment-wise, the private christening of Archie, and more.
The emotional stress and media pressure have made Harry unhappy for most part of the trip and was further worsened when a private letter from the Duchess’ father, Thomas Markle, was made public without Meghan’s knowledge or permission. In response, Harry released a press statement where he promised to take legal recourse against the necessary.
For long, the royal couple has expressed their desire of having a more private life, away from the eagle watch of the paparazzi- something they openly expressed in the recently released ITV documentary- “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.” They shared how the negative press attention has hurt their peace and hinders them from living as a happy family.
“Look, part of this job and part of any job, like anybody, means putting on a brave face and turning a cheek to a lot of the stuff,” Harry explained to British journalist Tom Bradby. “But again, for me and for my wife, of course, there’s a lot of stuff that hurts — especially when the majority of it is untrue.”
“I have said for a long time to H, that’s what I call him, ‘It’s not enough to just survive something,’” said Markle. “‘That’s not the point of life. You have to thrive. You have got to feel happy.’ I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a ‘stiff upper life.’ I really tried, but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging.”
“I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair,” said Markle. “And that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile.”