Meghan and Prince Harry opened up on their struggles in an emotional documentary aired on ITV last night. Meghan revealed she was warned how different the media attention would be as a duchess rather than an actress. Her friends, Meghan said, were so concerned about the media scrutiny they advised her not to marry Harry.
Meghan told broadcaster Tom Bradby: “When I first met my now-husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy, but my British friends said to me, ‘I’m sure he’s great, but you shouldn’t do it, because the British tabloids will destroy your life.’ “And I very naively — I’m American, we don’t have that there — [said], ‘what are you talking about? “That doesn’t make any sense. I’m not in tabloids.’
The Duchess of Sussex also spoke about how difficult it has been for her to cope with the media attention as she was pregnant and a new mother.
Meghan was asked by Mr Bradby, who has filmed a total of three documentary with Prince Harry, about the “impact on your physical and mental health of all the pressure that you clearly feel under”.
She said: “I would say – look, any woman, especially when they are pregnant, you are really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging.
During the documentary, Markle said that her experience with the tabloids is not “fair.” “When people are saying things that are just untrue and they’re being told they’re untrue but they’re allowed to still say them, I don’t know anybody in the world that would feel like that’s OK, and that’s different than just scrutiny,” she said. “That’s — what would you call that? That’s a different beast. That’s really just a different beast.”
Musician slams Air India for breaking his sitar on flight to New York
Indian classical musician Shubhendra Rao accused state owned airline, Air India of breaking his sitar while he was travelling to New York for a concert. Shubhendra took to Facebook on Friday night in a lengthy to accuse the airline of mishandling his sitar and said the staff should be sensitised on how to handle the music instruments.
“There it happens again!!!! My Sitar has been vandalised once again, this time by our own #AirIndia!! Just arrived in New York to perform at the #VedicHeritageInc and this is how my Sitar has arrived. How can anyone be so ruthless and insensitive? For sure, this has been slit open because there is no way the sitar would break in this fashion. I know many people will come out in support and suggest many things but the simple truth is that airlines and their staff need to be sensitised towards how to handle music instruments.
“WHEN DOES THIS STOP??? How can any artist survive if airlines keep breaking their instruments whenever they travel? These days, no one asks me how I am after a journey. They always ask me how my instrument is!!
“I had started a petition on www.change.org about 2yrs ago, fighting for the right of artists like me who continue to suffer at the hands of these stupid airlines. Even got a lot of support but eventually, nothing happened since the powers-to-be continue to remain insensitive towards arts and artists. Minister for Civil Aviation #HardeepSinghPuri, Civil Aviation Secretary #PradeepSinghKarola, CMD of Air India #AshwaniLohani—Please note that #injustice has happened on our own national carrier and someone needs to take responsibility for this callousness and something drastic needs to be done so that we artists do not continue to suffer, be it at the hands of #AirIndia or any other airlines.