Meghan Markle appeared to hint at the strain of royal life when speaking to Pharrell at 'The Lion King' premiere: 'They don't make it easy'

Mikhaila Friel
  • Meghan Markle appeared to hint she is struggling with the pressures of royal life while speaking with Pharrell at "The Lion King" premiere.

  • After the star complimented Prince Harry and Markle's relationship — saying he was so happy for their union — Markle replied: "They don't make it easy."

  • It was unclear who exactly Markle is referring to, although it is known she has dealt with social media trolls and negative press since joining the royal family in 2018.

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The Duchess of Sussex appeared to suggest she is struggling with royal life when speaking with Pharrell Williams at "The Lion King" premiere.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry bumped into Pharrel, who produced several songs on the soundtrack for the live-action remake, at the event in central London.

Meghan Markle and Pharrell

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After making the couple laugh by offering up a half-curtsy, Pharrell told them he was so happy for their union.

"Love is amazing. It's wonderful," he added.

"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.

"We cheer you guys on," he said.

Markle replied: "Thank you, they don't make it easy."

You can watch the exchange shared by The Sun below:

Although it was unclear who Markle was referring to in the video, it's known that the duchess has been subjected to a string of online bullying since entering the royal family in 2018.

The royal family even published a set of "Social Media Community Guidelines" after a series of angry, racist comments were written about the duchess on Kensington Palace's Instagram account.

There have also been multiple rumors that she does not get along well with royal staff, with one UK high society magazine reporting that Kensington Palace employees have given her the nickname "Me-gain" because she is apparently difficult to work with.

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Pharrell isn't the first celebrity to show his support for the duchess, as Oprah previously said in an interview that she thought Markle was "being portrayed unfairly."

"I feel that if people really knew her, they would know that she is not only everything that we perceive of her in being graceful and dynamic in holding that position, but she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart," she said.

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