Meghan Markle speaks out about ‘crushing guilt’ while being a mum and a partner in the public eye | The Sun

MEGHAN Markle has opened up about the "crushing guilt" she feels while being a mum and a partner in the public eye.

The Duchess of Sussex has today released the latest episode of her Archetypes podcast.

It is titled 'Good Wife/Bad Wife, Good Mom/Bad Mom' and features Canada's first lady, Sophie Trudeau.

As Meghan introduces her special guest, she goes on to say: "She knows what it feels like to be a mum and a partner.

"And specifically a mum and a partner in the public eye, and also how crushing the guilt of expectations can become the guilt that we feel as mothers or as women, in general, is self-imposed."

The Duchess also opens up about being a mother, and the time she scrimped on a toy for Archie to save a few dollars.

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She said a friend of hers was in town with her kids for a few days, which was "exciting", and they and the kids played poolside.

Meghan went onto say: "We splashed in the water, then threw some pool floats in.

"By the way, the inflatable pizza slice proved to be a big hit, which I found online.

"And I kid you not the one without pepperoni was a few dollars less than the one with pepperoni.

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"And yes, I'm still talking about the inflatable pizza, float for the pool."

The mum also described her "chaotic" mornings with Harry and the kids.

And, Meghan said she thought the morning rush would only get more chaotic as Archie and Lilibet get older.

She said: "For me, it's, you know, both monitors on, for the kids to hear them, always up with Lily, get her downstairs, then a half hour later Archie."

She said Harry helps get Archie downstairs, before she makes breakfast for all three of them.

Meghan added: "It's very important to me."

She said it's then time to feed all three dogs, before getting set for the rest of the day.

But, the Duchess sympathetically went on to say: "How someone does this without a partner to help them through?

"It is so much work to be a mom."

In the new episode, Meghan also revealed how she found the UK citizenship test "so hard" and would ask Harry questions.

The podcast description reads: "In this raw and enlightening episode, Meghan unveils the roles of "Good Wife/Bad Wife, Good Mom/Bad Mom" and explores the judgments behind them.

"In these candid and highly entertaining chats with First Lady of Canada, Sophie Trudeau, as well as Pamela Adlon, and Sam Jay, Meghan delves into the pressures of what it means to be a partner and a parent in this modern age.

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"This episode also features authors Dr. Shefali Tsabary and Angela Garbes."

One of Meghan's last podcasts saw her slammed by a number of celebrities after she reflected on her time on the show Deal or No Deal, saying that she was made to feel like a pretty thing rather than a person.

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