20 Reasons Pregnancy Has Been Tough on Meghan Markle

Madison Breaux | Mar 21, 2019 Celebrities
20 Reasons Pregnancy Has Been Tough on Meghan Markle
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Any mom or mom-to-be could tell us how hard pregnancy is, right? But what we all don't know is how difficult a royal pregnancy is, and it's something that Meghan Markle is going through right now. All pregnant women go through most the same things: swollen feet, fatigue, and over-all discomfort, but not all moms-to-be have to deal with wearing heels regularly, attending event after event, and not being able to see family. Poor Meghan does. We know for a fact the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were over the moon when they learned they were expecting, but nothing could have prepared them for what was to come.

Not only can Meghan not dress like any normal woman in her third trimester would dress, but she also has to be super secretive about the most basic details of her pregnancy. Ahem ... her due date?

Not to mention, most pregnant women don't have to deal with the entire world watching and commenting on every little aspect of the pregnancy. We don't know how Meghan copes with being in the spotlight while she's expecting, but we're sure Prince Harry has been a big part of keeping her grounded. However, there's only so much a husband can do right? Meghan still has to suffer with her exhaustion from her royal schedule, and well ... we don't see Harry wearing heels while seven months pregnant.

So, to honor Meghan has the wonder woman that she is, here are 20 reasons why the duchess's pregnancy has been harder than most. Stay strong, Meghan! In just a few short weeks, we'll be welcoming a new royal baby to the world.

  • Working in Her Third Trimester

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    The engagements don't stop just because Meghan is pregnant! Her schedule is still completely full with places to go and organizations to run, and her maternity leave only started a few weeks before her supposed due date.

  • Her Mom Is Far Away

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    Any mom-to-be would undoubtedly want her own mom with her every step of the way, but unfortunately for Meghan, Doria Ragland is all the way across the pond. We're sure that she's visited as much as she can, but there are only so many times someone can cross the Atlantic Ocean in nine months.

  • She Wears Heels ... a Lot

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    Per royal tradition, duchesses typically wear heels when they're out and about on official engagements ... and the rules don't change for pregnant women. Meghan has been sporting heels all throughout her pregnancy, and we don't know how she's doing it.

  • She's Under Intense Scrutiny

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    Pregnancy is hard enough -- but to have to go through it with the world watching? We can't even imagine what Meghan is going through. Luckily, she has Harry to support her, but we know it must get to be too much at times.

  • Her Friends Are Across the Pond

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    Just like her mom is a little out of reach during her pregnancy, Meghan's group of A-lister friends are also mostly in the US, so she's mostly relying on Harry for support. Now, that's not a bad thing at all, but sometimes a soon-to-be mama just needs some BFF time.

  • She Has Traditions to Follow

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    When you're carrying a royal baby, royal traditions come along with it. Because she married Prince Harry, a lot of things about her pregnancy have already been decided for her ... like not revealing the gender to the public until the little tot is born.

  • She Still Has Family Drama

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    Meghan's father and her half-sister just won't let up with the naysaying and drama. This affected Meghan before she became pregnant, and we're sure that it's having even more of an impact now that her family is expanding.

  • She Has to Dress Up for Engagements

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    Meghan can't really wear what a normal woman would wear during the last months of a pregnancy. Leggings and an oversized sweatshirt? Only in the comfort of your own palace, Meghan! It's strictly dresses and stylish outfits in public.

  • She Has a Lot of Haters

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    When it come to Meghan's life ... people have opinions. And it's usually not very nice opinions. We don't know how Meghan deals with all the negativity, but we just hope she shields her little baby from it all. We really just wish people would stop.

  • She Has Big Shoes to Fill

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    There's no denying that Kate Middleton is a rock star royal mom, so you have to expect that there is some pressure on Meghan to live up to those expectations. Don't worry, Meg, every mom is different! We know she's going to be great.

  • She Had to Relocate

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    Meghan and Harry gave up their apartment in Kensington Palace for more remote digs in the countryside. Moving is hard on anyone, but we can't imagine doing this while expecting. Meghan is Super Woman, for sure.

  • Her Kid Will Grow Up in the Spotlight

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    Meghan might be used to being in the public eye by now, but she is also dealing with the fact that her royal baby is also going to be in the spotlight. Any mom would undoubtedly be concerned about that! We're sure she can ask Kate for some advice on how to deal with it.

  • She Can't Instagram Her Journey

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    Most moms-to-be have Instagram to share their pregnancy journey, but Meghan can't put anything online. We're sure if her blog The Tig was still up and running, this duchess would have some great pregnancy advice and insight. If only, right?

  • She Looks Exhausted

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    Like any mom-to-be would, Meghan looks downright exhausted. In her most recent public appearances, she looks a little more tired than usual. Can we blame her? She's working nonstop and reaching her mysterious due date quickly. This woman needs some rest!

  • Everyone Is Eyeing Her Bump

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    Some people think she touches it too much. Others think it's fake (really?). And some think she's having twins. Honestly, it must be exhausting having the world analyzing your bump all the time. Stay strong, Meghan.

  • She Has Important Royal Decisions to Make

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    One of the most important decisions when it comes to having a royal baby is deciding to have him/her in the famous Lindo Wing. It's where Kate had all three of her royal kiddos, so will Meghan and Harry follow suit? Time will tell.

  • Alleged Feuds

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    Meghan Markle Kate Middleton
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    There have been rumors that Kate and Meghan are in the middle of a royal tiff, and now there's word that our favorite brothers William and Harry might be fighting, too. This is probably all hearsay, but the rumors can still have an affect on Meg.

  • Not Being Able to Share Details

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    Any normal couple would have most likely revealed some details (at least a due date) to people by now, but per royal protocol, Meghan and Harry have to stay relatively hush-hush about their little bundle. We know any mom-to-be would want to share all that she could!

  • Having to Travel While Pregnant

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    During her pregnancy, Meghan has been on two overseas royal tours -- Down Under and Morocco. While most people would love to visit these places, most women wouldn't want to have to do it while they're expecting. 

  • Keeping It a Secret

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    If we all think back to early October, it's easy to remember the massive amount of speculation that was going on around Meghan. Some were convinced she was pregnant, and for a while there, the duchess and Harry had to stay silent. We can't imagine how hard that was!

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