Meghan Markle keeps pretty quiet about her personal life these days, but the royal recently opened up about how she has been handling her grief over the loss of Queen Elizabeth earlier this year.
Markle was chosen by Variety to be a part of their 2022 class of Variety’s Power of Women, which celebrates women who have made great achievements in the entertainment and media industries throughout the year.
While the focus of the story was meant to be on her philanthropic work and creative endeavors, the queen’s death occurred shortly before the interview was set to take place. Markle was initially hesitant to talk about Queen Elizabeth’s death, saying she didn’t want to be “a distraction.”
However, she did answer a few questions about her feelings of grief for the late monarch. “There’s been such an outpouring of love and support,” she said of the world’s tributes to Queen Elizabeth. “I’m really grateful that I was able to be with my husband to support him, especially during that time.”
She continued, “What’s so beautiful is to look at the legacy that his grandmother was able to leave on so many fronts. Certainly, in terms of female leadership, she is the shining example of what that looks like.
I feel deep gratitude to have been able to spend time with her and get to know her. It’s been a complicated time, but my husband, ever the optimist, said, ‘Now she’s reunited with her husband.’”