Meghan Markle says she "feels much better" since she moved back to the US with Prince Harry after the pair sensationally quit the Royal Family.
The Duchess of Sussex gave an update on her mental health during a candid conversation with financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin in a podcast on Tuesday.
It comes after Sorkin said there was a "moment when a lot of the world" was concerned after she told millions of viewers that she had experienced suicidal during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March earlier this year.
In her first major interview since the bombshell interview, host Sorkin asked her how she was feeling during their chat called 'Minding the Gap' on the New York Times Deal Book podcast.
He said: "Are you feeling just better about everything?"
Meghan replied: "Yes, I am feeling much better about everything, thank you."
The mum-of-two admitted that she has seen an improvement in her mental health since stepping back from royal duties and addressed getting involved in political issues.
The Duchess of Sussex recently lobbied members of the United States Congress and Senate to help new parents receive paid leave – which she says is "humanitarian".
During the podcast she was asked whether she had any "anxiety" when speaking about politics.
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She replied: "I don't see this as a political issue frankly. Look, there is certainly a precedent amongst my husband's family and the royal family of not having any involvement in politics, but I think this is… I mean, paid leave, from my standpoint, is just a humanitarian issue."
Sorkin also asked Meghan and his other guest Mellody Hobson about being a woman of colour and dealing with the issue from a gender perspective.
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The duchess said: "It's not a new issue, and I think even though there's been a lot more attention perhaps in the last year or two, what women and women of colour have been experiencing for a very long time – I witnessed it through the lens of my mom and now as an adult myself – is still staggering.
"But I think that we're making strides in the right direction and a lot of that comes down to, as we said, men being part of the conversation, but also women being able to support each other."
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