Meghan Markle opens up on the death of Queen Elizabeth II in new interview

Meghan Markle spoke about the Queen's death in a recent interview as she spoke about the Royal Family's grief and their new 'perspective'

Meghan Markle spoke about the Queen's death
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Meghan Markle spoke about the Queen's death in a new interview with Variety as she spoke about grief and looking forward to the future.


In an interview with Variety (opens in new tab), Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, revealed how she and her husband have been morning the loss of the former monarch, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

The interviewer at Variety asked the Duchess, "the world has been mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth. How has this time been?" Meghan responded by saying that Prince Harry was moved by the love and admiration his grandmother received following her passing.

"There’s been such an outpouring of love and support. I’m really grateful that I was able to be with my husband to support him, especially during that time. What’s so beautiful is to look at the legacy that his grandmother was able to leave on so many fronts," Meghan said. 

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

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The Duchess added that the Queen was particularly inspirational as a woman in a position of power for such a long time. "Certainly, in terms of female leadership, she is the most shining example of what that looks like. I feel deep gratitude to have been able to spend time with her and get to know her."

Meghan added that the Queen's passing brought up 'complicated' feelings, but she believed that Her Majesty was now reunited with Prince Philip. "It’s been a complicated time, but my husband, ever the optimist, said, “Now she’s reunited with her husband," said Meghan.

Prince Philip

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The interviewer then asked the Duchess, "has anything come up for you in your relationship with the queen since her passing?" Meghan replied that she was so happy that she had such a good relationship with the Queen.

"I’ve reflected on that first official engagement that I had with her, how special that felt. I feel fortunate. And I continue to be proud to have had a nice warmth with the matriarch of the family," she said.

Queen Elizabeth II sits and laughs with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge

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The Duchess was then asked, "how have you processed this loss as a family?" Perhaps diplomatically, the Duchess decided not to speak about grief on behalf of the other members of the Royal Family and instead spoke about how she and Prince Harry are looking toward the future.

"In big moments in life, you get a lot of perspective. It makes you wonder what you want to focus your energy on. Right now, we feel energized and excited about all of the things we’ve been building toward. We’re also focused on our foundation. So much of the work we do includes the philanthropic space," said Meghan.

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