The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family last year. Meghan and Harry have moved to the United States with their baby Archie.
ITN news anchor Tom Brady said he believes Prince Harry is heartbroken about the situation with his family.
But he added that the couple were “happy” with their new situation and excited about their plans.
Mr Brady was invited to the Sussexes wedding in 2018 and he had previously interviewed the couple before they decided to leave royal life.
During an interview on Love Your Weekend With Alan Titchmarsh, due to air today, Mr Brady spoke about Meghan and Harry.
He said, “I think they’re happy, the things they’re doing, they’re very excited.
“I think Harry is heartbroken.
“You don’t necessarily have to have the knowledge to know this, but I think it’s true.”
Mr Brady added: “The situation with the family is clearly not ideal. It has been a difficult year.
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He said: “It’s painful in every way, painful for everyone, hard to deal with.
“In fact, they just decided to leave the royal family altogether, that was never done.”
In an interview with Mr Brady for the documentary ‘Harry & Meghan: An African Journey’, filmed before the Sussexes resigned, the Duchess explained how she was warned by her British friends.
Meghan said: “I had no idea, which probably seems difficult to understand here.
“When I first met my husband my friends were really happy because I was so happy, but my British friends said to me: ‘I’m sure he’s great, but you shouldn’t do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life. “
Since moving to the United States, Meghan and Harry have signed deals with streaming giants Netflix and Spotify.
Royal commentators anticipate the return of the Sussexes to the UK.
Phil Dampier, author of Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan in Their Own Words, claimed the first meeting of the Sussexes and Cambridges would be ‘awkward’.
He told The Sun, “I think it’s going to be very embarrassing if they meet.
“From what I’ve been told, the rift isn’t much better at the moment – they don’t talk much.
“I think they will put it on a united front for the unveiling of the Diana statue and I’m sure they will put it on a united front for the anniversary celebrations, but behind the scenes I think it will there be a lot of tension.