In an interview broadcast this Saturday, August 15, the Duchess of Sussex talks about her return to the United States. But not only: she criticizes the role of the tabloids and also evokes the complicated context known across the Altantic, notably surrounding the death of George Floyd.
The interview caused a sensation. And for good reason, Meghan Markle spoke exclusively at the “19th * Represent 2020 Virtual Summit”, questioned by co-founder Emily Ramshaw. The ex-actress has not shied away from questions expected of British crown watchers, such as the RTL pin. She spoke in particular about being a journalist, as she suffered from the rowdy headlines of the tabloids during the years spent in the closed circle of the royal family of England. For the 39-year-old wife of Prince Harry, her “personal experience over the past two years” has changed her perception of the press.
Her report to the media
Topics of her life and that of the Duke of Sussex centered on “dirty” details. She explains: “What’s fascinating, at least from my perspective and personal experience over the past two years, is how the only catchy titles leave a mark. It’s part of how we see the world, how we interact with others. There is so much toxicity in what is redeemable at the moment ”. Meghan Markle has obviously had time to perfect her analysis:
“So if you’re just trying to get someone’s attention, you’re going for something salacious over what’s true. And I think once we can get back to what’s really important, where people are just telling the truth in their stories and saying it through a compassionate, empathetic eye, that will help bind people together. “
Return to the United States
The former actress, best known for her role in the “Suits” series, also shared her feelings after returning to live in the United States. A comeback marked by events linked to the death of George Floyd, who was killed as a result of police intervention and which sparked protests against a background of racist America. Meghan Markle did not shy away from the subject:
“Coming back and seeing the situation, initially, if I’m honest, it was just devastating. It was so sad to see where our country was at this time. And if you can see something positive about it, I would say that in the weeks following the murder of George Floyd, in the peaceful protests that you saw, in the voices that spoke, in the way people recognized their role, actively or passively played in discriminating against other people, and specifically the black community, the sadness turned into a feeling of absolute inspiration, because I can see times are changing “.
She concludes by evoking the racism present on the other side of the Atlantic, while Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have moved into their mansion in Santa Barbara, California, for several weeks: “From my point of view, it is not new to see this latent stream of racism and bias certainly unconscious, but I think seeing the changes that are being made right now is really, really is something that I look forward to being a part of, using my voice in a way that I haven’t been able to do lately. So yeah, it feels good to be home. “