The pregnant Duchess of Sussex is reportedly struggling to cope with the bad press she’s been getting lately — and Prince Harry feels “guilty”.

Reports from the US have claimed that Meghan Markle is “miserable” and “stressed” in her new role as the Duchess of Sussex.

A source close to the former Suits actress told US Weekly that Meghan is having a tough time dealing with rumours of a rift between Kate Middleton and herself, along with increasing public scrutiny, reports The Sun.

The source claimed  that Meghan is “definitely bothered by all the reports and speculation”.

Hollywood insiders recently told Vanity Fair that Meghan is “not a person you can actually be friends with” and that the “insanely smart” royal “was always to become a household name”.

In response to the negative press attention, a Palace insider told US Weekly: “Meghan has so much on her plate, between being pregnant and dealing with the public backlash and she’s finding the whole situation incredibly stressful.”

Unsurprisingly, Prince Harry is now said to “feel responsible for Meghan being so miserable” after previous reports claimed he was already “frustrated” that he could not protect his wife from public scrutiny.

Last year, the publication reported that the rift between Kate and Meghan has “put pressure” on the couple’s marriage.

A source said: “[Prince Harry is] very frustrated with how little can be done.

“Keeping [Meghan] away from the negativity and harm has been hard for him. It’s been his purpose in their relationship to keep her away from the negativity.”