Hillary Clinton is opening up about her thoughts after watching Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s interview with Oprah Winfrey over the weekend, and slamming the treatment of the couple, particularly Meghan, by British tabloids.
“I found it so heart-rending to watch,” the former Secretary of State said during a Washington Post Live event on Monday (March 8).
Hillary added that it was particularly “heartbreaking” that Meghan was not “fully embraced” not just by “the permanent bureaucracy that surrounds the royal family, but by the media in the UK.”
She continued, “You know I’ve had my time in the box with the British tabloids, as anybody who is in the public eye has had. And their cruelty in going after Meghan was just outrageous and the fact she did not get more support, that the reaction was, ‘Let’s just paper it over and pretend that it didn’t happen or it will go away, just keep your head down.’ Well, you know, this young woman was not about to keep her head down. You know, this is 2021 and she wanted to live her life, she wanted to be fully engaged and she had every right to hope for that.”
Hillary also urged media to make space for up and coming young people, “particularly young women, who should not be forced into a mold that is no longer relevant, not only for them, but for our society.”
She notes of the interview that it was “heartbreaking to see the two of them sitting there having to describe how difficult it was to be accepted, to be integrated, not just into the royal family as they described, but more painfully into the larger societies whose narrative is driven by tabloids that are living in the past.”
Hillary concluded, “I just hope that there will be some serious thoughtful consideration in all of the institutions, not just in response to what Meghan and Harry were talking about, but literally across all of our societies.”
Get a recap of all the bombshells that were dropped during Harry and Meghan‘s interview.
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