Meghan Markle says she and Harry are 'existing, not living' amid intense media scrutiny: 'That's not the point of life'

The Duchess of Sussex admitted she was "not really OK," what with the endless barrage of scrutiny that she has had to face from the media, which seems is obsessed with every move of the royal family. 


                            Meghan Markle says she and Harry are 'existing, not living' amid intense media scrutiny: 'That's not the point of life'

In an emotional interview recently, Meghan Markle admitted that she was "existing, not living" while dealing with the immense scrutiny of British tabloid media while performing her duties as a member of the royal family. 

In an interview for a new documentary which aired on ITV on Sunday, October 20, the Duchess of Sussex admitted she was "not really OK," what with the endless barrage of scrutiny that she has had to face from the media, which is obsessed with every move of the royal family. 

"We are taking it one day at a time," she said, confessing that she and her husband were currently "existing, not living." 

She added: "In all honesty, I have said for a long time to H -- that is what I call him -- it's not enough to just survive something, that's not the point of life. You have got to thrive."

Meghan said that she had tried to cope by putting on a "stiff upper lip" but the intensity of tabloid interest in her personal life becomes too much to take at times. Her husband, the Duke of Sussex has also contemplated leaving the United Kingdom and settling abroad - a huge digression from the norm of the royal family. 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Getty Images)

During their ten-day tour of southern Africa recently, Prince Harry even considered permanently living in Africa, which he said would be difficult. 

"I don't know where we could live in Africa at the moment," he said. "We've just come from Cape Town, that would be an amazing place for us to be able to base ourselves, of course, it would. But with all the problems that are going on there, I just don't see how we would be able to really make as much difference as we'd want to."

Regardless of whether they actually settle in Africa or not, the royal couple vowed to make the country a focus of their humanitarian work in the future. 

"The rest of our lives, especially our life's work will be predominantly focused on Africa, on conservation. There are 19 commonwealth countries across this continent, there's a lot of things to be done, there's a lot of problems here but there's also huge potential for solutions," he said. 

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