Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has opened up about the loss of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and the “legacy” she has left behind, describing her husband’s grandmother as “the most shining example” of female leadership.
In an interview published Wednesday by Variety, Meghan spoke of the “deep gratitude” she felt to have spent time with the late monarch, who died last month at the age of 96.
The duchess had been due to be honored in the 2022 class of Variety’s Power of Women for both her philanthropic and creative work – including the podcast she hosts, “Archetypes.” The original interview was conducted ahead of that, but the duchess spoke with the magazine again following the Queen’s death.
The duchess, who posed for a series of pictures with the magazine, spoke of the “outpouring of love and support” she’s witnessed.
“What’s so beautiful is to look at the legacy that his [Harry’s] grandmother was able to leave on so many fronts. Certainly, in terms of female leadership, she is the most shining example of what that looks like,” she said.
“I feel deep gratitude to have been able to spend time with her and get to know her. It’s been a complicated time, but my husband, ever the optimist, said, ‘Now she’s reunited with her husband’.” The Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, died last year at…