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Duchess of Sussex calls 1st year of marriage difficult

The Duchess of Sussex says her first year of marriage to Britain's Prince Harry has been hard because of Britain's tabloids.

The former Meghan Markle tells ITV news that her British friends warned her not to marry the prince "because the British tabloids will destroy your life."

The former U.S. television star says she "naively" dismissed the warnings, because as an American she didn't understand how the British press worked.

Britain's Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex, left, react as they are given bracelets by Lyla-Rose O'Donovan and her father Paul, during the annual WellChild Awards in London, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country's seriously ill young people.(Toby MelvillePool via AP)

She says "I didn't get it so, yeah, it's been complicated."

The duchess earlier this month sued the Mail on Sunday tabloid, claiming it illegally published a letter she wrote to her father.

Prince Harry tells ITV says most of what's printed in the British tabloids is not true, adding "I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mum."

Britain's Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex, left, look at a t-shirt designed by William Mgee and mother Kelly during the annual WellChild Awards in London, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country's seriously ill young people.(Toby MelvillePool via AP)

Britain's Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex, left, meet with Milly Sutherland, right, and her mother Angela during the annual WellChild Awards in London, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country's seriously ill young people.(Toby MelvillePool via AP)

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the WellChild Awards Ceremony in London, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country's seriously ill young people. (AP PhotoKirsty Wigglesworth)

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the WellChild Awards Ceremony in London, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country's seriously ill young people. (AP PhotoKirsty Wigglesworth)

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the WellChild Awards Ceremony in London, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country's seriously ill young people. (AP PhotoKirsty Wigglesworth)

Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrives to attend the WellChild Awards Ceremony in London, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country's seriously ill young people. (AP PhotoKirsty Wigglesworth)

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the WellChild Awards Ceremony in London, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country's seriously ill young people. (AP PhotoKirsty Wigglesworth)

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the WellChild Awards Ceremony in London, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country's seriously ill young people. (AP PhotoKirsty Wigglesworth)

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the WellChild Awards Ceremony in London, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country's seriously ill young people. (AP PhotoKirsty Wigglesworth)