Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will reportedly take a much needed six week break from all royal duties towards the end of year for “family time”, according to a royal source via PEOPLE.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly want to take some time away from the media spotlight following the intense scrutiny that they’ve faced throughout their time as couple.

It’s believed that Meghan and Harry will spend their time off split between the U.K and the U.S and it’s believed that they may spend Thanksgiving in America.

“The duke and duchess have a full schedule of engagements and commitments until mid-November, after which they will be taking some much-needed family time,” a royal source told PEOPLE.

The announcement comes just ahead of the new documentary set to be released about the royal pair with ITV, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.

The documentary will air in Australia on 10 Play at 11am today and will also play on Tuesday 22 October at 7:30pm on 10 and WIN.

The documentary is set to highlight some of the struggles that Harry and Meghan have faced since getting married at becoming first time parents in the spotlight.

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“Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging. And then when you have a newborn, you know. And especially as a woman, it’s a lot,” Meghan says.

“So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed. It’s um …yeah. I guess, also thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I’m okay, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

ITV interviewer Tom Brady asked Meghan if it would be accurate to say that she’s “not really okay, as in it’s really been a struggle?” to which she replied, “Yes”.

The documentary has sparked an outreach of love from fans of the royal couple, who have started the hashtag #WeLoveYouMeghan on Twitter. Each tweet with the hashtag offers a positive message for Meghan in a bid to give her support.

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It also comes after Harry released an official statement on the Royal Family website about his and Meghan’s choice to sue the “ruthless” media, comparing the treatment of Meghan to the way that they treated his late mother Princess Diana.