WATCH: Duchess Meghan holds back the tears as she discusses how she’s struggling behind-the-scenes with the intense media scrutiny

Cape Town - In a heartfelt admission The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle told ITV's Tom Bradby that she is "not really okay" amidst the on-going media scrutiny.  

The 1-minute 15-second video clip shows Meghan visibly emotional when Tom asks her about the impact the negative press has had on her physical and mental health. 

Meghan responds, saying: "Any women, especially when they're pregnant, you're very vulnerable, so that was made very challenging. It's a lot."

"It's a very real thing to be going through behind-the-scenes," she adds.

When pressed further by Tom, who asks: "Would it be fair to say [you're] not really okay," she responds: "Yes." 

Tom travelled with Prince Harry and Meghan on the recent 10-day tour of Africa, for an ITV documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which airs on Sunday at 21:00 on ITV.

While in the country, Harry published a personal statement accusing the British press of conducting what he called a "ruthless campaign" against his wife - as it was announced that Meghan was suing the Mail on Sunday 

The upcoming documentary is set to go behind the scenes of the couples' engagements from South Africa to Malawi, Botswana and Angola, according to the Independent.