Social activist Nimco Ali suggested Meghan Markle may not have understood the complexities of coming from a large family as an only child – but added that she had “suffered” living in the UK – United.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain the day after Netflix released the first three episodes of Harry and Meghan’s explosive docuseries, the anti-FGM activist sympathized with the Duchess of Sussex but added that he was not no need to “make an enemy” of the Prince and Princess of Wales who are “only doing their duty”.
His comments come a day after royal fans and commentators were divided over the content of the docuseries, with overseas media reporting there was “no turning back” for the Duke and Duchess.
Appearing in a segment with royal commentator Jennie Bond, Nimco said: ‘I think one of the things that really stands out is that Meghan being an only child, I think the complexity of coming from a large family, especially within an institution, it will be completely different for her.
Social activist and anti-FGM campaigner Nimco Ali has appeared on GMB to defend the Duchess of Sussex who she says has ‘suffered’ living in the UK and suggested that the fact that Meghan was an only child meant that getting married into a big family was different from what she had known growing up
She added: ‘We also need to understand that Meghan was in pain and Harry loves her and seeing her the person he loves (which he also says is similar to what happened to his mother) the pain was something traumatic and triggered his mental health problems.’
Meghan, 41, was raised by her estranged parents Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle. Although she has half-siblings on her father’s side, they are several years older than her. During the first three episodes of the documentary, she explained that she barely had a relationship with her older half-sister, Samantha Markle.
She went on to explain that she felt ‘compassion’ for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after sharing their side of the story following their decision to step down as senior royals and move to the States. -United.
However, noting that much of what was discussed in the Netflix documentary was a ‘family issue’, Nimco also noted that what viewers saw on the show was the Duke and Duchess” expressing their grievances.
In the first three episodes of Meghan & Harry which aired on Netflix yesterday, the couple took swipes at the Royal Family and the British press
She said: “In the end I got my OBE from Prince Charles. I haven’t met Meghan but I’ve met Harry and I’ve met Kate.
“I think one of the things we can all agree on is that these are people who want to be able to get things done in society and I don’t think this vile hatred directed at him be useful at all.”
Nimco also added that she didn’t think it was helpful to “make William and Kate an enemy”.
She remarked that she had been “uncomfortable” by the “rhetoric” around the Harry and Meghan documentary.
Jennie Bond, a decades-old royal commentator, claimed the documentary showed Prince Harry’s “visceral hatred” of the British press.
Royal commentator Jennie Bond also appeared on the show where she said Prince Harry had been ‘very rude’ about royal reporters
She also questioned Meghan’s suitability for a role at The Firm, saying: “The level of unpreparedness…for life within the Royal Family is astonishing.”
Speaking about Harry’s criticism of royal correspondents, Jennie said Harry’s comments were “very rude”.
She said: “He was very cheeky and I dispute that, I was quite annoyed at him.”
Responding to comments from the Duke of Sussex that the title of royal correspondent was awarded to journalists to lend ‘credibility’ to their reporting, she said: ‘Actually we have experience, we study, we are trained and this is our speciality. .’
Although she said she thought Harry and Meghan would have no regrets making the documentary, Nimco said she hoped the brothers would “reunite” and reconcile.
The first three episodes of Harry & Meghan dropped on Netflix yesterday morning as the couple made explosive claims about ‘unconscious bias’ within the Royal Family.
He also took a look at the choice of wives by his male relatives seen as an attack on his father and other royals, possibly even his brother William, Harry has insisted his decision to marry Meghan sets him apart from her family because it was ‘from her heart’ and not just because she ‘would fit’.
He said his wife being an American actress “clouded” his family’s view of her – and they thought that wouldn’t last.
The Duke of Sussex said: ‘I think for so many family members, especially obviously the men, there can be a temptation or an urge to marry someone who would fit the mold as opposed to someone with whom you may be destined. . The difference between making decisions with your head or your heart. And my mom certainly made most – if not all – of her decisions with her heart. And I am my mother’s son.