How Meghan Markle Is Getting Some Love From Women Parliament Members
Women members of the government decided to stand up and defend the new royal, saying they recognize the "abuse and intimidation" often used against women in the public.
Meghan Markle must be feeling the love from the British government, after 72 women members of Parliament wrote a letter of solidarity to the duchess who's been at odds with the press coverage of her family.
Earlier this month, Meghan and husband Prince Harry revealed in the ITV documentary that the reporting and treatment from the British press has put a strain on their personal lives. They even began legal proceedings against some tabloids over the publishing of a private letter Meghan wrote to her father, as well as for alleged phone hacking.
So women members of the government decided to stand up and defend the new royal Tuesday, saying they recognize the "abuse and intimidation" often used against women in the public.
They said that they support Meghan and her husband in "taking a stand against the often distasteful and misleading nature of the stories printed in a number of our national newspapers concerning you, your character and your family."
The politicians, from several different parties, added, "Even more concerning still, we are calling out what can only be described as outdated, colonial undertones to some of these stories." They said those attitudes should not "be allowed to go unchallenged."
The women ended their letter by demanding the press respect the family's privacy and stop "seeking to tear a woman down for no apparent reason."
Meghan and Harry opened up about their struggles in “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey," which aired in Britain on ITV and in the U.S. on ABC. Meghan fought back tears in the emotional and raw interview.
“Look, any woman, especially when they are pregnant, you're really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a newborn, especially as a woman, it's a lot,” she said. “So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed....”
She was asked very directly if she's OK.
“Thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I’m OK. But it's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes,” she said.
The journalist replied, “The answer is, would it be fair to say, not really OK, as in it's really been a struggle?”
Meghan answered, “Yes.”
The new mother added that she never though being part of the royal family would "be easy," but she said she at least though it "would be fair."
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