Watch: Serena Williams thinks Duchess Meghan is the ‘epitome of strength’
Meghan Markle is the “epitome of strength and confidence”, according to her friend Serena Williams.
The tennis great said Meghan was the strongest person she knew, as she explained why she had decided to post a statement about the duchess in the wake of her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Williams wrote on social media after the interview that Meghan was a “selfless friend” who taught her “every day what it means to be noble”.
Asked why she decided to send the message during a chat on shoe brand Stuart Weitzman’s YouTube channel, Williams said: “Meghan is a great person and I think the epitome of strength, the epitome of confidence, the epitome of selflessness, the epitome of everything is just her and everything she’s gone through.
“I know it’s not easy, you can see from the interview it wasn’t easy, but she had so much poise and so much class, I think she is… the strongest person I know.
“I don’t know anyone who could handle everything on such a global scale, the way that she’s had to handle things that are just untrue, minute after minute, not even day after day but minute after minute, just another untrue allegation being thrown at her.
“It was important for me to say something – I’m tired of sitting back and seeing all this negativity that’s just not true.”
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