Meghan Markle Gets Candid about the Difficulties of Being in the Public Eye
Meghan Markle insisted that life in the public eye isn't always easy.
"It’s wonderful. 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."
The royal couple met several famous people including record producer Pharrell Williams at the event.
Williams, who produced many of the songs on the live-action remake’s soundtrack of "Lion King," took the opportunity to praise the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their relationship.
In a video shared by The Sun, Williams can be heard saying:
“So happy for your union."
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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended #TheLionKing European premiere in London at the Odeon Theatre. In celebration of the film’s release, The Walt Disney Company announced #ProtectThePride, a global conservation campaign to support efforts protecting the rapidly diminishing lion population across Africa. As a part of their commitment to this cause, Disney also made a donation to The Duke of Sussex’s upcoming environment & community initiative which will be formally announced this autumn. The Duke and Duchess are committed to advancing conservation efforts across Africa and around the world, and working with communities to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. This evening Their Royal Highnesses had the pleasure of meeting the cast and creative team behind the film, as well as supporters of @africanparksnetwork, of which The Duke is President. Photo credit: PA images / Getty images - Chris Jackson
“Love is amazing," he added. "It’s wonderful. 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. It’s significant. We cheer you guys on.”
Meghan then replied:
“Thank you. They don’t make it easy."
Her statement was a conceivable reference to the criticism they have faced in the U.K. media about their choice to raise baby Archie as a “private citizen,” according to PEOPLE.
In another video of Meghan and Harry recorded at the sidelines of the star-studded event, the former actress can be heard saying:
“It’s a date night for us."
Another stand-out moment from the "Lion King" European premiere came when Meghan and Harry were given a bouquet, a book and an adorable Simba toy for baby Archie by Evie Chambers and Valentina Walker, both 12. The two young girls' parents are associated with Disney.
Evie and Valentina said that meeting the couple was "amazing" and revealed that the former "Suits" star had asked who their preferred characters in the film were.
"We said Simba and Nala," Evie said. "I told her this is for you, and she seemed really delighted."
It was the first red-carpet event of its kind that Meghan and Harry attended since tying the knot in May 2018. The beloved pair welcomed their first child, Archie, just two months ago.