- Meghan Markle says she doesn't want to be loved by the public, but wants to be heard.
- The comments come after she admitted she's struggled with pressure from the tabloids.
Meghan Markle isn't looking for outpourings of love from the public, but she does want to be heard, according to friend and reporter Bryony Gordon.
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""If I have learnt anything about Meghan in the time I have known her, it is that she is a doer not a wallower. She lives in the solution, not the problem," Gordon wrote.
"She told me that she didn’t want people to love her—she just wanted them to be able to hear her."
During her visit to the bakery, Meghan also hinted that she doesn't want any special royal treatment: “One of the things I have realised since being here is that people have an expectation when I’m coming somewhere, so I’m like, let’s just be really relaxed, keep everyone nice and chilled, because at the end of the day we’re all just women," she said. "We all have a story to tell, and I feel honoured that I am getting to hear yours.”
In the recent documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, the Duchess of Sussex admitted to having struggled with the press she's received.
In the programme, Meghan was emotional as she talked about the toll all the unwarranted criticism had taken on her mental health.
"Thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I'm okay," she told interviewer Tom Bradby.
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