The Duchess of Sussex has said friends advised her not to marry Prince Harry to avoid pressure from the media.
Meghan, 38, said she was told “you shouldn’t do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life”.
In an ITV documentary, she admitted motherhood was a “struggle” due to intense interest from newspapers.
In the ITV documentary, broadcast on Sunday evening, Meghan said adjusting to royal life had been “hard”, before adding she was not prepared for the intensity of the tabloid media scrutiny.
“When I first met my now-husband my friends were really happy because I was so happy,” she said.
“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’.”
Meghan also told the programme that that it was a “struggle” being pregnant and a new mother amid the intense interest from newspapers.
On whether she can cope, Meghan 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.”