Oprah Winfrey Defends Meghan Markle Amid "Unfair" Treatment

Since her pregnancy was confirmed in October, the Duchess of Sussex has been the target of unflattering media reports and racist comments on social media.

By Corinne Heller Apr 10, 2019 3:07 PMTags

Oprah Winfrey is also not cool with people dissing Meghan Markle.

Throughout her current pregnancy, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry has been the target of unflattering media reports about her alleged "difficult" behavior towards palace staff, her estranged father Thomas Markle and sister-in-law Kate Middleton, which have not been confirmed. She has also come under scrutiny over recent resignations of three of her palace aides. And she has also been the target of numerous racist comments on the royal family's social media accounts, prompting them to crack down against trolls.

Winfrey, who attended Meghan and Harry's 2018 royal wedding and who recently partnered with the Duke of Sussex to produce a mental health documentary, defended the duchess in a CBS This Morning interview that aired on Thursday.

"I think she's being portrayed unfairly," she said about Meghan. "And I feel that if people really knew her, they would know that she is not only everything that we perceive of her as being graceful and dynamic and holding that position, but she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart. I see all the crazy press around her, and I think it's really unfair."

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Meghan says she does not ready what's written about her, and stays off Twitter.

"She actually does not read anything [written about her], which I find, you know, I think that's remarkable that in spite of all that's going on, she does not read anything," Winfrey said.

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George Clooney, whose wife Amal Clooney has become close with Meghan, publicly defended the duchess amid the criticism in February.

"I do want to say, they're just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere. She's been pursued and vilified," the actor told Australia's Who magazine. "She's a woman who is seven months pregnant and she is being pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that [PrincessDiana was, and it's history repeating itself."

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