If Duchess Meghan ever needs another person to go to for support, she can call Hillary Clinton. The former US first lady and 2016 presidential candidate had a message for the Duchess of Sussex when she appeared on Emma Barnett’s BBC Radio 5 show on Nov. 12: Keep going.
“Oh my God, I want to hug her!” she said. “I feel as a mother I just want to put my arms around her.
“I want to tell her to hang in there, don’t let those bad guys get you down. Keep going, do what you think is right.”
️"Oh my God, I want to hug her!"
Former Presidential candidate and First Lady @HillaryClinton tells @EmmaBarnett she believes the treatment of Meghan has been “heart-breaking and wrong”
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The mother of one, who has just published The Book of Gutsy Women with her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, told Emma that the Duchess of Sussex does not deserve what she’s been going through and all she’s has done is fall in love with Prince Harry and have a baby.
“Everybody should be celebrating that because it is a true love story,” she said. “You can just look at them and see that.
“You know, it’s not easy,” she continued. “And there are some techniques that can be learned along the way, some humour, some deflection, whatever, which I’m sure she will come to. But it is tough, what she is going through. And I think she deserves a lot better.”
Meghan and Harry have been reported to be taking six weeks away from royal duties, and are rumoured to be heading across the pond to visit the US, where Meghan will likely enjoy spending American Thanksgiving with her mother, Doria Ragland. The trip comes after a recent ITV documentary in which Meghan spoke out about the media scrutiny she’s been under, saying it’s been very difficult.
Hillary said she supports Meghan putting all of her efforts into spending time with her family.
“It takes some getting used to having your every move scrutinized and analyzed and, frankly, things made up about,” she said.
“I really wish her and her husband the very best because they are struggling to have a life of meaning and integrity on their own terms – and that’s hard enough if you’re just walking around in today’s world, but if you’re on that big platform it’s really difficult.”
“You know, people don’t choose who they fall in love with – they fall in love,” she continued. “And she is an amazing young woman. She has an incredible life story. She has stood up for herself.”