It’s no secret that Meghan Markle gets an overwhelming amount of negativity from the press, but she also has tons of supporters backing her up, including notable public figures and celebrities around the world. We’ve seen Jameela Jamil, Elton John, and Ellen DeGeneres come to defend the Duchess time and time again, and the list only continues to grow with each attack from the press. Who’s the latest to join the list of Meghan Markle supporters? None other than Hillary Clinton. In a recent interview, Hillary Clinton proved that she supports Meghan Markle as she defended the Duchess from the negative press she has been facing since becoming a royal.
Earlier in October, Clinton claimed to be a royal fan in an interview with The Sunday Times. “I’m a huge Meghan Markle fan,” Clinton said. “I do want to say that the way she’s been treated is inexplicable. If the explanation is that she’s biracial, then shame on everybody.”
In a more recent interview on BBC Radio 5 Live, she was asked to offer more details on her stance on the media’s treatment toward Meghan. “I have a great deal of feeling toward and about her, because it’s one thing to be told what it will be like when you step onto the biggest stage with the brightest spotlight [and] joining the royal family, becoming president or first lady and his family in our country, and yet it’s still really hard to imagine,” she spoke. “It takes some getting used to, to have your every move scrutinized and analyzed and, frankly, things made up about,”
Clinton expressed her sympathy with the Duchess, relating it to how she was and continues to be constantly scrutinized in both her personal life and professional life.
“I feel, as a mother, I just want to my arms around her. Oh, my god, I want to hug her!” she said. “I want to tell her to hang in there, [and] don’t let the bad guys get you down. Keep going, do what you think is right. You know, it’s not easy.”
We all can’t imagine what Meghan’s going through with constant negativity from the press, but with supporters like Clinton and Prince Harry, we hope that the positivity shines through.
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