Meghan Markle Insists That the Public Statements She Makes Are Not Controversial — Here's Why

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 01, 2020
08:30 A.M.
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On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, Duchess Meghan took part in a remote interview with “Fortune” magazine. During the interaction, the royal clarified some issues.

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Duchess Meghan, 39, was interviewed by “Fortune” magazine's senior editor Ellen McGirt. The interview was for the magazine's Most Powerful Women virtual summit on Tuesday.

The pair got to discuss the challenges of the internet age and the Black Lives Matter movement. On the short clip posted by the publication, McGirt mentioned Meghan’s involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Duchess Meghan at Canada House to meet with HE. Ms. Janice Charette, High Commissioner in Canada to the UK on January 7, 2020, in London, England | Photo: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press/Getty Images

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MEGHAN’S INTERVIEW

McGirt discussed how the royal mentioned the people who’ve died because of racial profiling over the years in a graduation speech she gave this year. The editor noted how courageous the royal was to keep bringing up these issues.

“The Sun,” recently claimed Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan were also going to feature in a reality show for the network.

The interviewer noted how Meghan was one of the powerful people who would get attacked for speaking out by various people. Besides addressing the Black movement, the royal also encouraged people to vote during the upcoming elections.

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MEGHAN CLARIFIES STANCE

Meghan’s opinions led to President Donald Trump attacking her for speaking out. In the past, her opinions have also been taken out of context in the media.

The royal addressed this misinformation saying: “If you look back at anything I’ve said, what ends up being inflammatory is people’s interpretation of it.” Prince Harry’s wife continued:

“But if you listen to what I actually say it’s not controversial."

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THE WOMEN’S SUMMIT

The magazine’s summit is a three-day event that brings together women in business, leaders in government, philanthropists, and others. The people had a chance to explore their “Rising to the New Reality” theme.

Meghan took part in the summit from her Santa Barbara, California home. She, Harry, 35, and their son Archie, 1, bought the home and moved into it in July 2020.

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STEPPING DOWN FROM ROYALTY

In January 2020, Meghan and Harry announced that they were stepping down as senior royals. They then moved for a short period to Vancouver, Canada.

After staying in the country for a few months, they relocated to the US. When they arrived in Los Angeles, the royal couple allegedly stayed at Tyler Perry's $18 million mansion.

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THEIR NETFLIX DEAL

Since moving to the US, Harry and Meghan have signed a multiyear and million-dollar deal with Netflix. The deal will see the couple creating documentaries, feature films, and so much more for the network.

British tabloid, “The Sun,” recently claimed the pair were also going to feature in a reality show for the network. This claim was refuted by the Sussex’s spokesperson.

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