Hillary Clinton chimed in on Harry and Meghan’s Oprah Interview while appearing on a Washington Post Live event Monday.
Clinton said “I found it so heart-rending to watch.”
She then elaborated that she felt it was “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.”
“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,'” Clinton said.
“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,” she continued.
Clinton later added “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. 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.”