Hillary Clinton Had Strong Words After Meghan's Oprah Interview

Hillary Clinton has spoken out following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on CBS on March 7, 2021. The couple made a number of seriously shocking claims during their sit-down with the legendary talk show host, including claiming one member of the royal family made racist remarks about their son Archie's skin color before he was born and Meghan bravely opening up about having suicidal thoughts while living in the U.K., though she claimed she was told she could not seek help.

Plenty of famous faces have spoken out about the interview that has everybody talking. That includes Piers Morgan (who was not happy and made it very clear), White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki (who praised Meghan for her bravery), and even Megyn Kelly (who slammed Winfrey's interview style). As for Clinton, she shared her thoughts and showed the former Suits actor her support, while also putting the British tabloids on blast for their part in the couple fleeing the U.K. for North America.

So, what did Clinton say exactly? Keep reading to find out.

Hillary Clinton called Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview 'heart-rending'

Hillary Clinton shared her thoughts on the interview on March 8, 2021, one day after it aired, calling the tell-all "heart-rending." Clinton — who has met the couple and Prince Harry's late mother, Princess Diana — said while speaking to Washington Post Live for International Women's Day that it was "heartbreaking" how Meghan Markle wasn't "fully embraced" by "the permanent bureaucracy that surrounds the royal family" or the British press. She recalled the difficult time she, too, has had as tabloid fodder around the globe.

"I've had my time in the box with the British tabloids, as anybody who is in the public eye has had. And their cruelty in going after Meghan was just outrageous and the fact she did not get more support, that the reaction was, 'Let's just paper it over and pretend that it didn't happen or it will go away, just keep your head down,'" Clinton said. "This young woman was not about to keep her head down. This is 2021 and she wanted to live her life, she wanted to be fully engaged and she had every right to hope for that."

Clinton also shared her belief that "every institution has got to make more space and acceptance for young people coming up." She added that "young women" in particular "should not be forced into a mold that is no longer relevant, not only for them, but for our society."