The Lion King's London premiere gave the gift of Beyoncé and Meghan Markle's first-ever meeting...and, seemingly, the most candid comment Meghan has ever given about the treatment she has gotten being in the public eye with Prince Harry. In an exchange captured by ITV, via People, Meghan was speaking with Pharrell Williams.
Williams praised Meghan and Harry's marriage. “So happy for your union,” Williams is heard saying in the clip. “Love is amazing. It’s wonderful. Don’t ever take that for granted, but what it means in today’s climate, I just wanted to tell you, it’s so significant for so many of us. Seriously. It’s significant. We cheer you guys on.”
"Thank you," Meghan responded to him. "They don't make it easy." The "they" wasn't spelled out explicitly, but there's been reports before about how the Duchess of Sussex has felt about the British press's constant criticism of her.
"It’s hard for Meghan in London because the press is so vicious to her there," a source told Us Weekly last month. "This is her life. But her mentality is like, ‘Well, if this is what it’s going to be like, I’m going to do what I want to do. I won’t play by these rules.'"
Meghan told Vanity Fair in her last big magazine interview before she and Harry got engaged that she doesn't read tabloid reports about her or their relationship. “I don’t read any press. I haven’t even read press for Suits," she said. (Meghan was still on Suits then.) "The people who are close to me anchor me in knowing who I am. The rest is noise.”
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