#WeLoveYouMeghan: Outpouring of support for Duchess of Sussex

#WeLoveYouMeghan: Outpouring of support for Duchess of Sussex after she tearfully discusses motherhood as tens of thousands of people tweet hashtag

  • By mid-Friday afternoon, ‘#WeLoveYouMeghan’ was the top trending topic
  • Users spoke of their love for her and say they hope she sees positive messages
  • Meghan Markle told of the difficulties of media spotlight in new documentary
  • Harry & Meghan: An African Journey due for broadcast on Sunday at 9pm on ITV

Meghan Markle has received an outpouring of support from tens of thousands of people on Twitter after her interview discussing the hardships of motherhood.

By mid-Friday afternoon, ‘#WeLoveYouMeghan’ was the top trending topic on the social media platform, with users offering positive messages in the wake of recent media scrutiny. 

The outpouring comes after Meghan revealed in a TV interview that it has been ‘a struggle’ to be in the intense spotlight as she adjusted to being a new wife, mother and member of the royal family, adding: ‘Not many people have asked if I’m ok.’ 

The hashtag was trending in less than an hour after British author Greg Hogben urged people to share their support

In an interview with ITV, The Duchess of Sussex said she has found the focus on her after her marriage and giving birth a struggle, adding: ‘Not many people have asked if I’m ok’

Meghan Markle was interviewed by Tom Bradby (pictured) for the ITV documentary

By mid-Friday afternoon, ‘#WeLoveYouMeghan’ was the no. 1 trending topic on the social media platform 

The hashtag was trending in less than an hour after British author Greg Hogben urged people to share their support. 

Estimates suggest over 70,000 people have used the hashtag since it was created. 

Accounts on Twitter even began circulating Markle’s address so that fans could send their written words of encouragement. 

An upcoming ITV documentary follows Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their recent of southern Africa, and includes an interview with ITN News At Ten anchor Tom Bradby.

Asked about the impact the intense public scrutiny has had on her ‘physical and mental health’ and how Harry is being ‘protective’ of her after what happened to his mother, she replies: ‘Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant you’re really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a new born – you know…

‘And especially as a woman, it’s a lot.

‘So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed it’s, well…’

She continues: ‘Also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.’

Tom asks her: ‘And the answer is, would it be fair to say, not really OK, as in it’s really been a struggle?’ Meghan, visibly upset, then replies: ‘Yes.’

There had been thousands of tweets under the hashtag, with fans saying they hope the duchess sees the positive comments. 

The interview comes following months of controversy involving Meghan and Harry. 

Meghan Markle’s interview with Tom Bradby for ITV documentary

Tom Bradby: ‘He’s obviously very concerned about protecting you, and protecting you from what he felt his mother went through. 

‘Its obviously an area one has to tiptoes into very gently. But I don’t know what the impact is on your physical or mental health of all the pressure that you clearly feel under 

Meghan: ‘Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant you’re really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a new born – you know…’

Tom: ‘It’s a long time ago but I remember yeah!’

Meghan: ‘And especially as a woman, it’s a lot. So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed it’s, well…

‘And, also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.’

Tom: ‘And the answer is, would it be fair to say, not really OK, as in it’s really been a struggle?’

Meghan: ‘Yes.’

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