Duchess Meghan receives a letter of solidarity & support from 72 female MPs

Meghan Duchess of Sussex makes a visit to Johannesburg, South Africa!

Sometimes gaslighting campaigns work. Sometimes the gaslighting is so comprehensive and truly the only “thing” happening that even I begin to question if I really know what the hell is going on. It’s good to be reminded that there are still people out there who can see through the weird, racist, sexist, asinine narratives taking shape in the British tabloids/media. Those people are… female MPs (members of Parliament) from every political side. Those MPs wrote an open letter to Meghan (but really to the Establishment) about how she’s been treated terribly.

Seventy-two female MPs have written to the Duchess of Sussex to express their solidarity with her in the face of the “outdated, colonial undertones” which appear against her and her family in the press: “Women MPs from all political parties have put aside our differences to stand in solidarity with the Duchess of Sussex today and are sending her this open letter,” MP Holly Lynch wrote on Twitter, sharing images of the letter and all who signed it.

“On occasions, stories and headlines have represented an invasion of your privacy and have sought to cast aspersions about your character, without any good reason,” the letter states. “Even more concerning still, we are calling out what can only be described as outdated, colonial undertones to some of these stories. As women Members of Parliament from all backgrounds, we stand with you in saying it cannot be allowed to go unchallenged.”

They added that they shared “an understanding of the abuse and intimidation” used against women in public-facing positions. The signatories include the Labour MPs Jess Phillips, Stella Creasy and Holly Lynch, Conservative MPs Tracey Crouch and Antoinette Sandbach, Layla Moran of the Liberal Democrats and Joan Ryan of Change UK. In total, they account for more than one-third of the 208 women in the House of Commons.

[From CNN]

The only thing that bugs is “…have sought to cast aspersions about your character, without any good reason…” As if there IS a “good reason” to cast aspersions on a woman’s character. I mean, I guess they were saying “if Meghan had truly hurt someone, then maybe we could call her names”? But that’s just me nitpicking. The letter is good. I like the part about “outdated, colonial undertones.” I don’t even think that British peeps are aware of how “colonial” they sound about so many subjects. As I said… it’s good that the gaslighting campaign isn’t working across the board.

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  1. Kittycat says:

    Like I was shocked when I saw this letter.

    The tide is really turning now.

    • Oh No says:

      Even her ex-boyfriend’s (the chef who’s heart she ‘broke’) mother came out against it.

      The brit tabloids really got the wrong one. This makes me incredibly happy.

      They know now that the world sees them and we have Twitter fingers for daaaaaaaays

      • Becks1 says:

        Oh was that the teacher on twitter? I saw responses to that tweet but didn’t understand the significance.

        honestly, I think the tabloids/press just really overplayed their hand over the past year. The attacks have been so relentless, especially when she was on maternity leave, that I think people really started seeing them for what they were – part of a racist smear campaign against Meghan. And when the RRs are trying to defend their coverage of her, people are providing receipts, so to speak, to show how insane the coverage has been, especially in light of Andrew, and I think the tide is starting to turn in a major way.

      • Peg says:

        That’s a new one, Cory was not ready to settle down, so they moved on.

    • Keekee says:

      Why is the letter addressed to Clarence house and not Frogmore?

      • Lorelei says:

        My guess would be they want to show Charles, as the future King, that they mean business. And I’m glad. It’s embarrassing for him to be put in this position but he deserves it for staying silent as these attacks continued. But that’s just me speculating.

      • Sam says:

        Because all the letters addressed to the Sussexes are sent to Clarence House.

      • Moose says:

        @Sam, i thought Sussex office was at Buckingham Palace now…

      • Abena Asantewaa says:

        It was addressed to Clarence house, because most of the royals have their offices in BP, and also with so many courtiers, that letter may be intercepted, and leaked to the press for a good old spin and a whole lot of brouhaha, but in Clarence House they were sure there would be no such problem.

    • bamaborn says:

      Yes, but it’s important to call out bullying and harrassment in any form. Glad it makes the BM, and by extension, the RF look like the fools they really are.

    • PrincessK says:

      Oh yes….the tide is turning. I was elated to see that people are really taking action, which will go a long way to show that the U.K. contains large numbers of people who are appalled at the horrendously cruel campaign being waged against Meghan. Even the Daily Mail is getting more and more pro Meghan comments.

  2. Ellie says:

    I m happy so many strong women support her openly. I m waiting for a similar reaction from men too, hopefully

    • Jumpingthesnark says:

      Love this letter! Agree that it puts it to the BRF– in a good way. I wonder what the back stabbing couriers will make of it. Imagining them seething. Since most of them mentally live in the 19th century, they’ll prob be all “see what happens when women get to vote!!!”

    • TQB says:

      My only question is why it wasn’t signed by EVERY member of Parliament, or at least ALL of the women.

      • EveV says:

        I absolutely love this!! As someone said upthread, women supporting women is a beautiful thing and those 72 women did an amazing service with that letter!

      • Abena Asantewaa says:

        They don’t all have to put their name to it, to show solidarity, infact there are about a few more that I know who have condemed the press, but whose names are not on the list. 72 from both sides of the aisle is a good indication of support, let’s not quibble about it.

  3. Becks1 says:

    This letter is amazing. I’m so glad they did this.

    I imagine the language was carefully vetted and the part about “without any good reason” was put in there intentionally. I think that’s basically saying, “we aren’t trying to curtail the freedom of the press, if she does something wrong, that should be talked about, but so far these are just baseless articles.” That’s just a guess, but that’s what I think they are going for.

    The colonialism line was dead on.

    • undergalaxy says:

      Agree Becks. It saves them from having to explain over and over in case someone says, “Oh but when the tabloids called Kate Waity or Throne Idle or Duchess of Doolittle why didn’t you say anything”.

    • manda says:

      I was going to say, are there never good reasons to cast aspersions on someone’s character? What if they are a horrible person? I think there are times and places to cast aspersions in this world, as there are also times to keep your mouth shut

      • Annabel says:

        @manda Agreed! I mean, this site casts aspersions on Ivanka Trump’s character all the time, but I find it completely justified because she’s very obviously a person of terrible character.

      • Liz says:

        @Annabel – that was exactly what I was going to say. I have no problem with anyone “casting aspersions” on the character of people like Ivanka Trump or Kellyanne Conway. They are horrible excuses for human beings and should be called out for it.

    • Nic919 says:

      They probably were thinking of Andrew when they added that. But the colonial line was perfection.

  4. Ponytail says:

    The fact that this is a cross-party initiative is really significant, considering the election is coming up – to join forces like this is a HUGE deal.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Exactly. It really says a lot. Even on twitter, the defense of her has really, really escalated. I’m so happy for her, she’s endured abuse that even paedophiles haven’t. 👏👏👏

    • Coz' says:

      Yes. It really is a powerfull move!

  5. Lara says:

    I’m so glad they did this. I’m also happy to see my favourite MP Jess Phillips has signed it.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ Lara

      May I suggest tweeting your MP with some love, to show appreciation for supporting another woman in this amazing way?

      In fact, may I suggest to Celebitchies who care about this issue, please spare a couple of minutes and tweet some support to as many of these MPs as possible. It really is an important step they took and methinks there should be a reward (no matter how little), for good/desirable behaviour.

  6. LahdidahBaby says:

    It’s about time that people began to speak up for Meghan! We can hope that this is just the beginning. It’s especially great that women are the first to speak in solidarity of Meghan. Now let’s hear it from some of those British citizens with the most power and position! It doesn’t have to take the form of a public letter–it could simply be an invitation, or the inclusion of Meghan in some event not characterized as one of her royal duties. It’s WAY past time for people of conscience and decency to speak out.

    • undergalaxy says:

      Exactly – PEOPLE are speaking out for her. The trash media can try and push Kate as the queen of hearts or the people’s princess but it’s not true.

      Us Brits love an underdog, but we also love a smart cookie. Meghan is smart and kind and DESERVES happiness and goodwill.

      • Abena Asantewaa says:

        The Media was giving us Brits, a bad name. I saw the usual suspects; Tweedledee & Tweedledledum, on Sky; Andrew Whats-his- face(Tory boy) , from Daily mail, and the other ghastly Mirror editor; Kevin Maguire, and here we go again, the old chestnut; about babyshower, private jets and 2.4m for Frogmore Cottage, and how they were complaining in SA, in the midst of a tour, and that they are not aware of any smear, and what ever criticisms Meghan got are justified because of the reasons stated above, that really upsets me.

      • PrincessK says:

        Yes, Andrew Pierce is on the editorial board of the Daily Mail and openly pro Cambridge and is always making sneering comments about Meghan. Kevin Maguire used to be balanced but is commenting on things he doesn’t understand the depth of.

  7. Jade says:

    It’s incredible what tabloids can get away with. I just saw Jameela Jamil’s tweet about her disabled mother being harassed at her care home by the Daily Mail. These people are scum and I’m happy Meghan is getting some support.

  8. Alexandria says:

    Amazing! Where’s your letter Queen and Charles??

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Yes, where is ANY visible support from either of you? It all melted away shortly after the wedding.

      • Silas says:

        They were jealous of her work on the Hub cookbook.

        A biracial American actress came into the Firm and started hitting homeruns and they couldn’t take it.

        But I don’t know how much the support was ever really there. At Trooping in 2018, the Queen, Camilla and Kate dressed in one color and the other women in a different color. Has that ever happened before?

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Interesting points, Silas. Very.

      • PrincessK says:

        Spot on Silas! That is the crux of the matter and the reason they are out to destroy her.

    • Startup Spouse says:

      Writing such letters defending a family member would endanger the monarchy, don’tcha know /s.

      • Megbot2000 says:

        They’re far too busy releasing public statements denying that Kate uses hair extensions.

      • Jen says:

        Can’t have letter writing detract from the important work Pedo Andy is doing where one person shows up for his engagements.

    • Giddy says:

      Absolutely! Where’s Camilla? She certainly knows how it feels to be attacked and looked down on. And Kate has power here. She could end all this hateful nonsense in a heartbeat. Some pictures of Kate and Meghan having a fun time with all the children, or girl’s lunches or shopping trips. Kate needs to remember how sweet and accepting Harry was to her and do the same for his wife.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ Giddy

        Kate + Will couldn’t even hide their intense bouts of schadenfreude at Meghan’s treatment. Especially William.

      • ADS says:

        “Kate needs to remember how sweet and accepting Harry was to her and do the same for his wife.”

        Actually in her defence I feel like Kate is the one member of the RF that has actually done this. She and Meghan have gone to Wimbledon together twice now and have seemed quite warm towards each other. Their body language at joint events has also always been warm; i.e. smiling, chatting, etc. William has been a different kettle of fish, but I’m not sure Kate is entirely on board with his treatment of Meghan.

        I’ve also noticed that Harry has remained friendly with Kate even as things cooled between him and his brother.

      • PrincessK says:

        Before the wedding Camilla was complaining about how Meghan was being fast tracked into the Royal family and how the Palace were bending over backwards to accommodate Meghan, which was in sharp contrast to how the Palace treated her.

        How Camilla can compare her own situation to Meghan beggars belief.

    • Athyrmose says:

      Exactly. But KP is TERRIBLE at this sort of thing, and always has been. They botched things with Diana bucking about Charles and Camilla, and other things. Botched their response to her death…so tone deaf. They’re in desperate need of PR.

    • bamaborn says:

      They’ll stick their finger in the air to figure which way the tide is is shifting and act accordingly. Glanced at some topic yesterday about Kate now pushing for some type friendship with Duchess Meghan.

    • Devon says:

      Yeah, this letter makes the royal family look even worse. None of them have spoken up for the Sussexes. No show of solidarity, nothing.

  9. vanna says:

    This is really great. I hope Meghan knows that even while she lives in a snakes nest (palace courtiers AND in-laws) and is treated badly by the press, so many people across the world look up to her, feel for her and cheer her on. She is a fantastic role model and I wish her all the strength to pull through and live her life as she imagines it.
    I do wonder though why there are no male PMs that signed the letter? Were only female PMs invited to do so? Wouldn’t it be a stronger message if the men also stood up for what is right?

    • Bella DuPont says:

      I think it’s a stronger message from the females, because it highlights the extreme sexism at play. THe move is saying “*all women* across the board recognize this abuse for what it is, in a way that many men can’t ”

      • vanna says:

        I guess I disagree. I think it’d be more effective if the men voiced their disagreement too. Like it or not (and I hate it) but if men stood up too and spoke against the sexism it would be a more ‘accepted’ viewpoint.

      • otaku fairy.... says:

        ” THe move is saying “*all women* across the board recognize this abuse for what it is, in a way that many men can’t ” So true. Vanna has a point too though about male voices getting problems taken seriously. Unless there’s bodily harm, female pain is often dismissed as hysteria/a delusion at best, and an uppity lack of gratitude or lie
        at worst. It’s great that all these women are showing support though,
        and the line about colonialism was perfect.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ vanna

        I actually agree with you completely, men have to get behind the message as well, but I love the fact that there was clear, unmuddled support from women for her as she’s also been pushing women’s issues. So the whole episode highlights women supporting women quite nicely.

        The men can do something similar as well, to really ram the message home.

    • Roserose says:

      Women MPs get awful abuse. In the press, on social media and in real life. It’s been clear and talked about for a long time. I think Holly only asked women MPs to sign this letter because of the specific victimisation they face on a daily basis.

      • PrincessK says:

        One of the ironies is that more coverage is now being given to female MPs getting threats since Brexit and the death of Jo Cox but Diane Abbott our first black female MP has been getting vile abuse and threats off the scale for years and only now is it becoming a topic.

  10. undergalaxy says:

    YES!! This is so wonderful to see!

  11. aquarius64 says:

    I imagine some of the BRF are not happy about this development especially KP. I don’t recall Kate getting this level of support when she was dragged. Andrew gets calls from MPs to explain his ties to Jeffrey Epstein. Piers Morgan is throwing a hissy fit that freedom of the press is being trampled on with this public support. Tom Jr is whining to the Fail “apologizing” to the Sussexes but still wants a family reunion and Meghan to acknowledge Bad Dad is the reason she’s a duchess (more likely he’s afraid the lawsuit will take down him Scam and Bad Dad). The times they are -changing.

    • Rogue says:

      @Aquarius64 the former Prime Minister David Cameron& former Labour leader Ed Miliband voiced support for Kate over the Hilary Mantel comments https://metro.co.uk/2013/02/19/david-cameron-wades-into-row-over-plastic-pregnant-kate-middleton-comments-by-hilary-mantel-3503759/

      David Cameron also defended the Cambridges over choosing a private hospital when Kate was pregnant with George.

      Like with Meghan, anti monarchist papers like the Guardian have supported Kate when people like Sarah Vine were really bitchy about her https://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/dec/14/daily-mail-is-cruel-and-childish-about-the-duchess-of-cambridge

      • Guest2.0 says:

        So was Piers Morgan screaming about “freedom of the press” when these people supported Kate?

      • notasugarhere says:

        The Hilary Mantel comments were taken completely out of context, which was part of why that support fell flat. They were OVERreacting to a short comment out of context and ended up looking like idiots. Read the text of her speech, Royal Bodies, and you’ll understand she was being sympathetic to royal women. Mantel didn’t realize Kate was happy being perceived as (or being) a made-on-the-assembly line 1950s Barbie.

        Guardian published an editorial in support of Mantel and mocking the people who missed the point.

        Hilary Mantel: bring up the royal bodies
        13 Feb 2013

        ‘The true explanation is that Ms Mantel’s supposed attack on the duchess is no such thing. If you trouble to read the richly textured lecture it soon becomes clear that, far from being “completely misguided” (Cameron) or “pretty offensive” (Miliband), it is a thoughtful and sympathetic reflection about the duchess and about royal women down the ages. To describe it as either “venomous” (Daily Mail) or “outrageous” (Daily Telegraph) is simply silly.’

    • Lorelei says:

      Yes, I’m wondering how this is going over in the UK. British Celebitches, please tell us what the response seems to be!

      In the US, everything is such a polarized shitshow right now that something like this would really set off…a certain segment of the population.

      I can’t imagine that the BRF would respond outright, but will this prompt them to do something? Anything?

      • Sunshine says:

        @LORELEI for some reason Americans believe the Crap in tabloids. We in the U.K. are not Blind. The right wing tabloids have an audience with this hate, and guess what, it is 80% American. It’s other demographic is middle age right wing people. I can safely say that most of us do not fit into that category We know what the tabloids are….. which is why it is so disheartening when mainstream US and global media use it as legitimate sources. That is how they are making money, from your clicks because I can guarantee you that a lot of this stuff you see online is not in the physical paper version.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I read somewhere that the Mail Online generates 80% of its revenue from sources outside the UK. This may be false but I know I read or heard this somewhere in the last 6 months.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        I’ve definitely noticed that a lot of comments on the Daily Fail are from Americans. Lots of bitter, jealous types who’ve watched the Prince and Me one too many times and hate that Harry married someone who “doesn’t know her place” (cough, cough, dog whistle), I’m sure.

      • PrincessK says:

        Yes, DM online is really focused on the American market, and is ruthlessly all about the money.

  12. Me Again says:

    Shots. Fired.

    This isn’t just to the press- this is to the RF as well. Brava.

  13. MerryGirl says:

    Happy to see women of substance with the power to effect change are standing up with Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. I was beginning to lose hope in the people of the UK. That it came from women is extremely significant as most of the vitriol and abuse are from women who have no compassion and are happy to hate and smear another women simply because she is black or she took their imaginary boyfriend or she is not of the snooty British aristocracy or insert *whatever* is bothering them.

  14. Megbot2000 says:

    The troll and bot tactics are becoming ever more obvious.

    I have a friend who’s a moderator on Mumsnet and they’re having a terrible problem with trolls constantly creating dozens of accounts to push this anti-Meghan stuff (and half of what they post is the really nasty stuff, like repeating all the CDAN fake items about her being a sex worker, and that she’s deliberately leaking nasty stuff to the tabloids herself to build up ammunition for the divorce).

    I’ve also noticed anyone who says a single positive word about Meghan is instantly attacked, trolled, scapegoated and gaslighted. The exact same abuse tactics they use against Meghan herself.

    • otaku fairy.... says:

      Ugh. Apparently it’s ‘divisive’ and ‘man-hating’ for women to be critical of those nasty nonconsensual rumors being spread too. Hopefully some aunty doesn’t come @ you with a wooden spoon. 😏
      Normally royal stuff doesn’t interest me. I’ve noticed some of her treatment in other places though, and it’s refreshing to come across spaces where that’s called out.

  15. Cidy says:

    OMG YES.

    This is amazing.

  16. Onlyashes85 says:

    I used to be a casual royal observer. I’ll admit, when Kate and Will got married I started following more. Then the same when Harry and Meghan were married. But the past year? The last few months even? I am so paying attention. I’m not British. I think the monarchy is an outdated concept. That doesn’t matter to me. The way she’s been treated is appalling. I AM paying attention now. And The Firm had lots of chances to not allowed this to grow into what it’s become. From stopping it. To supporting Meghan publicly. They sat in their hands. The only reason why is cause they’re either complete idiots or because their own members are apart of it. Take your pick. Neither is good. The crown isn’t used to capitulating I suppose. They’re on the brink of a crisis and they can’t even see it.

    I’m here for it. And for Meg!

  17. HK9 says:

    Badass letter. It’s about time and I’m here for it.

  18. Rapunzel says:

    And no mention of this that I can see in the Fail. Gee, I wonder why that is?

    • Noodle says:

      It was WAY down towards the bottom of the page yesterday. Even after it broke. Lainey pointed out its curious placement.

    • A says:

      It is buried under a thousand other articles, but the one article praising Kate for “advising” Meghan is up there. They really are biased

  19. smee says:

    That’s fantastic!

    Also fantastic – the deep V-neck in that sweater!!

  20. Purplehazeforever says:

    It will be interesting to see KP, CH &BP’s response to this letter. All three need to do much better protecting both Harry & Meghan in the future.

  21. BC says:

    Happy for Meg! This brought tears to my eyes! It’s so important for women to support each other because truly we are up against the patriarchy and Meghan in particular is up against that, the BRF and the tabloids…possibly for the first time in her life. I was starting to wonder if Britain truly had never changed from their racist, colonial mindsets when they were colonizing parts of the world…the Queen’s silence and the online trolls, were really scary to think about, but this letter restores my faith that and reminds me that a person should be judged independent of the ongoings in their family or their country. Im proud of these MPs. I read the letter and my favorite part is where they say they will do all in their power to support her. I hope Harry can be allowed to bring forth a draft to be forwarded to parliament, limiting the tabloids freedom to smear peoples names. He is after all a citizen too and should be allowed to exercise his constitutional rights to freedom.

  22. RoyalBlue says:

    This is significant. Signed by the women because the treatment of Meghan reeks not only of colonialism but sexism and classism too ( ‘know your place’, ‘never complain’, ‘act demure’)

  23. Soupie says:

    Nothing will work with the tabloids, not even this. For corporations, money has always taken precedence over human rights and feelings.

  24. Guest2.0 says:

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Awesome. Women supporting women. I hope more people open their eyes to the truth and start supporting Harry and Meghan.

  25. S808 says:

    Amazing show of support. Usually I’d roll my eyes at the “ outdated, colonial undertones” but I think it was the right choice of words here. Shots fired directly at the old stuffy courtiers and stuffy old traditionalists. All the houses must be spinning at the level of support Meghan is receiving. They really tried the wrong one.

    • Outdated, colonial undertones was my favorite part of the letter… it definitely sounds like shots fired not only at the tabs but the whole Brexiter crowd in general. It was as close as anyone has come to point out the racial undercurrent of the smears.

  26. TheOriginalMia says:

    Amazing, supportive gesture. It must have touched Meghan to receive it.

  27. Valiantly Varnished says:

    This low-key shocked me. In a good way. It is heartening to know that people in the UK ARE recognizing the racist and colonialist undertones of the things written about Meghan. Because yes the gaslighting is real. The biggest gaslighting campaign of all going on in this world is the idea that racism doesn’t exist. Despite all evidence to the contrary.

    • Noodle says:

      It also is noteworthy that it is women in positions of power, and not just the normal RF sycophants and courtiers. These are women who are educated, powerful, and see the situation for what it is. They are outside the echo chamber.

  28. Many thanks to these deputies they really do the UK honor these women have done a lot more than the windsor this family is selfish and shameful all of England can stand up to support the sussex but they will nerver have the support of their own family I’m happy not to be Bristish because I will never be able to bow to these people for me they deserve no respect

  29. Derriere says:

    This feels like such great news. The royal courtiers and households know that Meghan would not be able to campaign for a letter like this, and the show of support from actual bipartisan voices in government is very powerful. They must be trembling in their boots because now they cannot continue to show their a–es. They look dumb. The MPs are just letting them know that the rest of us educated folk don’t have time for it anymore. Stop bringing us all down with you so that we can arrive at a level low enough to praise W+K, Andrew and his family, and even, at this point, the Queen. We deserve better.

  30. Sunnee says:

    The MP who was interviewed said how appalled she was at the treatment of Meghan. If these women can risk the ire if the British gutter press, why can’t the RF? The longer this continues the more complicit they appear. HM took the opportunity to ride to church with her favorite son, yet has not shown in anyway her value of Harry and Meghan. Meghan has done innovative community works and has breathed life into that dusty family. They should be leading her to the skies.

  31. kerwood says:

    This is such a tragedy. Members of Parliament feel the need to defend a woman of colour from the press because her own fucking family won’t do it. A lot of people try to pretend that the Duchess of Sussex is some interloper in the royal family but she is as much a member of that family as Kate, Sophie, Camilla are.

    I never thought I’d live to see the day when I believed that the Queen should be ashamed of herself but I’m there. Shame on her for doing a pap stroll with her disgraceful son before she made the slightest move to support her grand-daughter in law. They should ALL l be ashamed.

  32. nettie says:

    This is brilliant! So happy to see she is getting some well deserved support.

  33. Green Desert says:

    This is wonderful. It also makes the lack of public support from her in-laws GLARING.

    Words matter, and the use of “colonial” is so deliberate and spot-on. Full of meaning.

  34. Alexandria says:

    I can’t wait for the last few seasons of the Crown when they cover this unbelievable support! And remember the global baby shower initiative on Twitter? Which BRF had that kind of support huh!? Go Sussex! Even if you give up your royal status and titles you can still be a force for good.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      There’s def a LOT of material for drama if The Crown progresses to cover the young royals.

  35. Digital Unicorn says:

    Its a great letter and the interview the MP who wrote it gave was also amazing as is the fact the Meghan made the effort to call and thank her. I wonder now that am MP has called out the coverage as racist and xenophobic how that will affect said coverage – will the narrative now change and will certain family members now be more vocal in distancing themselves from the positive press they were getting in order to avoid being tarred as racists (note to them: too late matey’s).

    Now cue some shots of the RF showing support to H&M around the upcoming remembrance events – wanna bet you see Meghan out with TQ and Katie Keen.

  36. Nicegirl says:

    Our own stupid Melanie with her bs ‘Be Best’ crap anti online bullying crap could learn a lot from these pm. Of course she never will but geez.

    Very cool this letter

  37. TeamAwesome says:

    Don’t forget that many of these MP’s would have worked alongside Jo Cox, the Labour MP who was brutally murdered in 2016 by someone shouting the same kind of hatred and Britain first values that people comment on stories about the Sussex Family. These are women who take a stand for what they believe in every day, who have faced ridicule by the press and much worse, and yet are here calling out toxic rhetoric and the harm that it is doing, not just to Meghan, but to the entire country.

    • PrincessK says:

      A great pity that these women didn’t show similar support for their fellow MP Diane Abbott who has suffered the most vicious abuse for years simply because she is black. I heard that some of her staff who were dealing with letters and emails needed counselling because the content is often so depraved and graphic.

  38. Bettyrose says:

    This feels huge? Embracing Meg this way is calling her a real world public figure, akin to others with global leadership roles, not a storybook-esque figurehead to attract tourists. That can’t be comfortable for the rest of the RF.

  39. ChillyWilly says:

    Wow, this is very cool. It’s good to see women supporting each other! The Royal Family should know that times have changed and decent, intelligent people see what they are trying to pull and are having none of it.

  40. What. . .now? says:

    This is amazing. I am here for it 100%! Women supporting women is always a winner, and we as a whole society are lifted up because of it.

    Good for them!

    When people can see another person’s pain, their hurt and vulnerability it can be a powerful tool for change. M and H were bold enough to put their pain out there, and these lovely, smart women MPs could understand her frustration and pain. Sometimes, it’s easier to stick up for another person than it is yourself, so I think all of this coalesced into an increased outpouring of support. And a way for the MPs to also share their less than stellar treatment as a public servant.

  41. Annabel says:

    Thank you so much for publishing this story! It’s heartwarming to see this kind of solidarity, and also I can barely remember the last time I read good news. Anywhere. In any outlet.

  42. Ina says:

    This letter is pure gold. And shame on the BRF for keeping silent.

  43. heygingersnaps says:

    I’m so proud that my MP is one of the women who signed this letter!

  44. Molly says:

    It’s about time! I was beginning to think that women in the UK lived in an alternative universe where they believe it’s ok to abuse a woman publicly for absolutely know reason. Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Oprah have come to Meghan’s defense so it’s great to see British women step up.

  45. Flying fish says:

    Queen, hello?

    Charles, hello?

    William, hello?

  46. Miriam says:

    I don’t expect ANYTHING from Bill BUT the SILENCE from the Queen & Charles is deafening😕