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Meghan Markle has been speaking out about a cause close to her heart – the fact that in America, there are no national rules in place meaning that new parents get paid leave after welcoming a child. As part of her campaign to introduce fairer laws to benefit both mothers and father, the Duchess took part in an interview via the New York Times DealBook Summit and fans have honed in one a specific moment in which she discusses her mental health.
Mental health and happiness is another topic that both Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, advocate for and many will remember the incredibly poignant moment during the ITV's 2019 documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, in which presenter Tom Bradby asked the Duchess how she was doing.
Looking emotional, Meghan revealed that she hadn't been coping very well with the intense scrutiny from the press and public and said, "Thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I'm okay... But it's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes."
Bradby then dug a little deeper, asking: "And the answer is, it would be fair to say, not really okay? As in, it's really been a struggle?" To which Meghan replied "Yes" and seemed as though she's swallowing back emotion.
Now, fans of the Duchess are pointing out the huge contrast between that interview which aired two years ago and the one that she's just given – in which she was also asked how she's doing.
When asked by host Andrew Ross Sorkin, "Personally, are you just feeling better about everything?" Meghan smiled and laughed in response, before playfully tucking her hair behind her ear and saying "Yes".
The host then said, "No, I'm serious... you just said the word mental health and I think that there was a moment where I think a lot of the world was asking the question."
Meghan then confirmed that she is in a much happier place now, having stepped away from the pressures of life as a senior working member of the royal family in favour of focussing on humanitarian work in America. "Yes, I am feeling much better about everything. Thank you."
Quick to notice the stark difference between the two interviews, one Meghan fan posted the two clips side-by-side on Twitter with the caption "The last time Meghan Markle was asked how she was feeling versus now. The change is just everything":
The last time Meghan Markle was asked how she was feeling versus now. The change is just everything🥺 pic.twitter.com/6zIsiPHopW
— TV Fanatic👑⚜️ (@TvKhaleesi) November 9, 2021
The tweet has already been liked over 1,000 times, with plenty of people also commenting on how nice it is to see that the Duchess is in a good headspace. "The Bradby interview made me gulp. I felt for her. So glad she is happy now," said one, while another added, "Wow! You can really see the drastic difference. She is positively thriving now. She was suffering terribly then."
It's amazing to hear that Meghan is in a far more positive place now.
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