The mayor of London has said Meghan Markle “touched people’s lives in a way no one had before” as he reflected on the interview she did with her husband Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey.
Sadiq Khan said the interview was “heartbreaking” and sympathised with the couple and the decisions they had to make over security.
Speaking to LBC radio, Khan praised the Duchess of Sussex for touching people’s lives in a different way at Grenfell, where more than 80 people were killed in a fire in a tower block in 2018.
He said: “I particularly remember going to Grenfell community in the days after Meghan had and she touched people’s lives in ways nobody had.
“I am someone who talks about mental ill health because Harry and William and others gave me the confidence to do so.
“We have to be a bit careful about assuming that just because you think Her Majesty is wonderful and Charles and William are wonderful you can’t also think Harry and Meghan are wonderful.”
Meghan, 39, worked with the Hubb Community Kitchen in Kensington to produce a cookbook which helped them raise money for the survivors after they lost their homes.
She wrote the foreword for the book and then caught up with the women at the kitchen via video call in 2020, as they started providing meals to people during the coronavirus pandemic.