The Duchess of Sussex caused controversy when she made a remark about service at the opening of the Invictus Games in The Netherlands. But admirers rushed to her defence after critics suggested it was a barbed comment towards the Royal Family.
Meghan told ex-military heroes at the Games set up by Prince Harry: “Thank you so much for your service and thank you to all the family and friends that are here who have been supporting you along the way.
“Because this is service, this is dedication and this is the Invictus family.”
It recalled the Queen saying the Sussexes would not “continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service” when they quit royal life.
Harry and Meghan shot back with their own statement, saying: “We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”
Since Meghan’s comments, fans have rallied to the Duchess, with TudorChick1501, who describes themself as a Sussex Supporter, explaining: “In the US, it is EXTREMELY common to thank Veterans for their service whenever you see them.
“On any weekend, you can walk into a diner & see someone wearing a Veteran hat be thanked AT LEAST 5 times before leaving. Meghan Markle was just being a good American.”
Fellow Twitter user jackiejfrancois chimed in: “Wait, Meghan is not a working royal. She is an American and she did as [an] American does. WE THANK OUR VETERANS FOR THEIR SERVICE.”
And TatuTHIRD3 added: “I’m not American but even I know how common it is for people in America to…