Resurfaced Meghan Markle Clip Shows 'Who She Really Is' | 22 Words

The latest moves of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sparked a new wave of criticism, with many trolls slamming the pair. Now a video has surfaced that shows who Meghan "really is."

Meghan Markle has long been a controversial character.

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Since she started dating Prince Harry back in 2016, the world has become completely obsessed with the former actress.

The couple wed in May 2018...

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Meghan became the Duchess of Sussex, making her the first American, divorced, and Black woman to join the royal family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex worked tirelessly together to fulfill their royal duties...

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Since the wedding, Meghan took part in many royal tours and visits all around the world. Having her first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, didn't stop her from fulfilling her duties, either.

Naturally, the world fell in love with the new duchess...

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Her beautiful looks and elegant demeanor captured hearts all around the world, and her work for feminism and women's charities set an excellent example within the royal family.

Cracks began to show early, however...

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Meghan was quickly criticized upon her entrance into the royal family, and not all complaints were because she "wasn't royal enough." A family feud with her father, Thomas Markle, was quickly made very public and, when he didn't attend the wedding, the heat was turned onto Meghan.

Her dad reportedly hadn't met his grandson yet.

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Thomas Markle made claims back in 2018 on the British television breakfast show, Good Morning Britain, that Meghan had simply "ghosted" him, and he said: "I've still never met my son-in-law. Why couldn't Prince Harry have got on a plane and flown to see me to ask for her hand?"

Sources claim that Meghan had cut all ties with her dad...

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Sources said that "it's a terribly sad situation but Meghan has made the very difficult decision that she doesn't have an active relationship with her father anymore." "It’s obviously heartbreaking for her but she has to protect herself, her husband and her son."

Meghan was branded a "diva."

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Reports came through that Meghan was extremely high-maintenance in the palace and servers who worked for her had reportedly even quit their jobs due to her behavior. Of course, none of these reports are reliable, but they certainly made their way through newspapers around the world.

And, of course, there were reports of her supposed feuds with Kate Middleton...

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It was reported that Meghan left Kate "in tears" after a strict bridesmaid fitting for Princess Charlotte. Though of course, during Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview in March, Meghan claimed it was in fact Kate that made her cry.

Even the Duke and Duchess' habit of flying in private jets caused a stir in the media...

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Amid current conversations about climate change, many people noticed that the couple used a private jet to fly from one part of England to the other, an extremely wasteful method of travel that will ultimately damage the environment.

But, of course, Meghan was the one who faced most of the heat for this.

Meghan's parenting style was also criticized...

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She was repeatedly mom-shamed after paparazzi snaps emerged of her holding baby Archie.

Meghan's eventful life is something that the papers simply love to pick apart...

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And it seems that British tabloid paper, The Mail on Sunday, took things a step too far by publishing an intimate and private letter that Meghan wrote to her father.

The Duke and Duchess had no choice but to take legal action against publishers of the Daily Mail...

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This decision came as Prince Harry made a highly personal attack on the British tabloid press over the treatment of his wife, saying that he could "no longer be a silent witness to her private suffering."

It was taken very seriously...

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In a statement on the Sussex's official website, Harry announced that he would be going after the publishers of the Daily Mail for the misuse of private information, infringement of copyright, and the breach of the Data Protection Act 2018.

Harry issued an emotional statement...

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"As a couple, we believe in media freedom and objective, truthful reporting. We regard it as a cornerstone of democracy and in the current state of the world – on every level – we have never needed responsible media more," he wrote. "Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences – a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son."

"Up to now, we have been unable to correct the continual misrepresentations..."

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...something that these select media outlets have been aware of and have therefore exploited on a daily and sometimes hourly basis." He went on to say: "It is for this reason we are taking legal action, a process that has been many months in the making. The positive coverage of the past week from these same publications exposes the double standards of this specific press pack that has vilified her almost daily for the past nine months; they have been able to create lie after lie at her expense simply because she has not been visible while on maternity leave. She is the same woman she was a year ago on our wedding day, just as she is the same woman you’ve seen on this Africa tour."

Shortly after the case was announced, a heartbreaking clip of Meghan opening up about her struggles surfaced online.

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The Duchess was speaking as part of an ITV documentary.

She opened up about the reality of living under the glare of the media spotlight...

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When asked how long she can manage the constant onslaught of attention, lack of privacy, and ongoing tabloid rumors, Meghan revealed she just takes “each day as it comes," adding, “I think the grass is always greener. You have no idea. It's really hard to understand what it's like. I know what it seems like it should be, but it's a very different thing," People reported at the time.

The Duchess looked to be holding back the tears.

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“I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a ‘stiff upper lip.’ I really tried, but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging," she explained.

She also pointed out that she knew life as a royal "wouldn't be easy."

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And that an element of scrutiny is to be expected - but only to a certain level. “I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair. And that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile," she said. “If things were fair … If I’d done something wrong, I’d be the first one to go ‘Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry. I would never do that,’ " she added. “But when people are saying things that are just untrue and they are being told they’re untrue but they’re allowed to still say them — I don’t know anybody in the world who would feel like that’s okay."

But then the interview took a heartbreaking turn...

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When asked if it “would be fair" to say that she’s “not really okay, as in it’s really been a struggle," Meghan responded, “Yes." “It’s okay," she said. “The good thing is that I’ve got my baby and I’ve got my husband and they’re the best." Meghan even thanked the presenter for asking how she is coping, saying: "Not many people have asked if I’m OK."

The impact of the clip was huge.

The clip quickly circulated Twitter, with people flocking to support Meghan and slam those who have continually been throwing her abuse.

The pair followed this with another shocking announcement.

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They revealed via their joint Instagram page that they were stepping down as senior members of the royal family.

"After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen," the post read.

It was a huge deal.

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Twitter exploded with reactions to the news

And recently, things have gotten even crazier.

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The couple did a groundbreaking interview with Oprah earlier this year which shook the entire world.

There were huge claims in the interview, including that Meghan had been suicidal during periods of her royal work.

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And that some senior royals had quizzed her about how dark Archie's skin was going to be.

As always, there was a mixed reaction to Meghan and Harry taking a stand.

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And now a video has surfaced showing the "person she really is."

The clip, taken from an event in 2016, has gone viral on Twitter, soliciting a huge response from fans.

Check it out below:

Has it changed your opinion?