Shannen Findlay


“They don’t make it easy": Duchess Meghan gets candid about life as a royal

“They don’t make it easy": Duchess Meghan gets candid about life as a royal

The Duchess of Sussex has hinted at struggling with life in the public eye as a royal member in a candid conversation with American pop star and music producer, Pharrell Williams.

The 37-year-old Duchess was a picture of elegance alongside her husband Prince Harry, 34, at London’s The Lion Kingpremiere on the weekend.

The new parents were glowing amongst fellow star-studded A-listers at the special event and met with a number of celebrities including Beyoncé, Jay Z and Elton John.

However, it was the Duchess’ conversation with pop star Pharrell Williams that got royal fans talking when fan account Royal Suitor shared a video of their chat on Twitter.

The Grammy Award winning singer praised the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their “wonderful union".

“So happy for your union. Love is amazing. It’s wonderful," Pharrell gushed. 

“Don’t ever take that for granted but what it means in today’s climate, I just wanted to tell you it’s so significant for so many of us. Seriously."

The singer added, “We cheer you guys on.”

Duchess Meghan replied: “Thank you, they don’t make it easy.”

This is the first time the royal has publicly acknowledged the difficulty dealing with her new life.

While it is unclear what or who the Duchess of Sussex is referring to, it could be in reference to the criticism both she and Prince Harry faced about their decision to keep the baptism of their son Archie private along with the identities of his godparents.

More recently, spectators at the Wimbledon were banned from taking photos of the Duchess who attended the event in support of her friend Serena Williams in a “private capacity".

Tennis fans at the event were told the Duchess preferred to engage with “people and events” rather than camera phones.

Royal supporters voiced their praise for Pharrell for “giving what was needed” to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

“Sometimes I wish I could tell them how we love and support them and the work they are doing,” one supporter said.

“But I feel like him [Pharrell Williams], Bey and the fans they spoke to were able to fully convey that so I'm satisfied.”

Another comment read: “I am so happy Pharrell shared those words of encouragement with them. The #Sussexes’s love for and commitment to each other is inspiring, especially in this divisive world.”

“This evening was so powerful for this amazing couple. Continue to forge onward, the world can see your unfair treatment. The SussexSquad got your backs,” another user wrote.