Meghan acknowledged the tenacity of the tabloid media, but also accepted that her father had the chance to turn down staged photo opportunities and interviews, just like her mother Doria Ragland has. She said, “Everyone has a responsibility. Look, they chased my mother and you never heard her say a word.

The Duchess further noted that she had not seen her estranged sister Samantha Marklewho has written a “tell everything” book about her siblings in at least 10 years. She remarked, “I think it would be very difficult to say everything if you don’t know me.”

The royals’ strained relationship with their family is one of the reasons she looked forward to welcoming Lili this spring. “I grew up an only child, which everyone who grew up around me knows,” she mused. “And I wish I had siblings. I would have loved to have siblings. That’s why I’m so excited to be pregnant so Archie can have someone.”