Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is opening up about the death of Queen Elizabeth II, calling her the “most shining example” of female leadership.
The former “Suits” star and wife of Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, spoke out for the first time since Elizabeth’s death in an interview with Variety, published Wednesday. The longest-serving British monarch died last month at 96.
“There’s been such an outpouring of love and support. I’m really grateful that I was able to be with my husband to support him, especially during that time,” Meghan said.
“What’s so beautiful is to look at the legacy that his 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. I feel deep gratitude to have been able to spend time with her and get to know her,” she told the publication.
“It’s been a complicated time, but my husband, ever the optimist, said, ‘Now she’s reunited with her husband,’” said Meghan, who along with Harry stepped down as full-time working members of the royal family in 2020 and moved to California.
Meghan said she “felt fortunate” to have known Elizabeth and described the “nice warmth” she shared with the matriarch of the royal family.
Asked about the biggest misconceptions she faced about herself, the 41-year-old mom of two said, “I think that what happens, looking in from the outside, when there is this much noise,…