Meghan Markle Breaks Silence on Queen Elizabeth II’s Death
Meghan Markle is carrying on the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. One month after the royal grandmother died at the age of 96, the Duchess of Sussex has opened up about her and Prince Harry’s grief.
While Meghan said that it has been a “difficult time” since the Queen’s death, she added that Harry, “ever the optimist,” stated that she is now reunited with her late husband, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021.
Meghan told Variety that her first official encounter with the Queen in 2018 felt very special. “I feel fortunate,” she said. “And I continue to be proud to have had a nice warmth with the matriarch of the family.”
“There’s been such an outpouring of love and support,” Meghan, who was by Harry’s side at the Queen’s funeral, told Variety in her Oct. 19 cover story interview. “I’m really grateful that I was able to be with my husband to support him, especially during that time.”
“What’s so beautiful is to look at the legacy that his grandmother was able to leave on so many fronts,” she continued. “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.
“It makes you wonder what you want to focus your energy on,” Meghan told Variety. “Right now, we feel energized and excited about all of the things we’ve been building toward. We’re also focused on our foundation. So much of the work we do includes the philanthropic space.”