Female MPs from across the House of Commons in the United Kingdom wrote a letter to Meghan Markle to express their “solidarity” amid the constant press attention she’s been receiving.
ITV’s Chris Ship posted the letter, organized by the MP for Halifax, UK, Holly Lynch, to Twitter on Tuesday. The politicians praised Meghan for “taking a stand against the often distasteful and misleading nature” of some of the newspaper stories about her.
The letter included, “On occasions, stories and headlines have represented an invasion of your privacy and have sought to cast aspersions about your character, without any good reason as far as we can see.”
“Even more concerning still, we are calling out what can only be described as outdated, colonial undertones to some of these stories.”
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“As women Members of Parliament from all backgrounds, we stand with you in saying it cannot be allowed to go unchallenged.”
Meghan then called Lynch herself to thank them for the support. The MP confirmed the pair had spoken about being mothers, as well as insisting the behaviour towards the Duchess had to stop.
She said in an interview Wednesday: “She’s here, she’s married a prince, she’s got a young son, we really want to welcome her to our society and I’m afraid not all of our articles really reflect that and it’s time that that stops.”
The letter comes after it was revealed Meghan was suing the Mail on Sunday for publishing the private letters she sent her father.
She recently admitted, in a documentary filmed during her and Harry’s South Africa royal tour, that she’d found the media attention “challenging,” especially while she was pregnant with Archie.