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Duchess Meghan Gets Support From 70 Female MPs As They Condemn UK's Media Treatment Of Her

Duchess Meghan gets support from 70 female MPs as they condemn UK media's treatment of her
October 30, 2019 - 16:32 / Laura Pérez

Following Meghan's decision to take legal actions against British tabloids, a group of more than 70 MPs signed an open letter stating that they support the Duchess of Sussex. Read the full story here!

More than 70 female members of the UK Parliament have condemned the media's treatment of Duchess Meghan. They have signed an open letter stating that they support the Duchess of Sussex, and claiming that such behaviour "cannot be allowed to go unchallenged." Signatories include Liberal Democrats Wera Hobhouse, and Angela Smith; and Conservative MPs Tracey Crouch, and Gillian Keegan, among others.

The MPs criticized the "distasteful and misleading" stories that some British tabloids have been publishing; they asked them to do whatever it takes to ensure Meghan's right to privacy. The letter reads: "As women MPs of all political persuasions, we wanted to express our solidarity with you in taking a stand against the often distasteful and misleading nature of the stories printed in a number of our national newspapers concerning you, your character and your family. On occasions, stories and headlines have represented an invasion of your privacy and have sought to cast aspersions about your character, without any good reasons as far as we can see."

 
Duchess Meghan at the One Young World Summit opening ceremony in London 2019

Meghan said she was warned that the British tabloids would "destroy her life"

Duchess Meghan recently opened up about how she was warned before marrying Harry that the British media would destroy her life. She also explained she tried to follow the Queen's "Never complain, never explain" philosophy but eventually decided to stray from it because of the internal damage she was experiencing. 

Duchess Meghan is suing British tabloids for publishing a private letter she sent to her estranged father. Her husband, Prince Harry, has also taken legal actions against British media over alleged phone hacking. The Duke of Sussex has expressed he wants to protect his wife and their son baby Archie from negative media treatment, since that's what "killed his mum," Princess Diana.