Meghan Markle Responds to Parliament’s Letter of Solidarity with Personal Phone Call

Looks like Meghan Markle has the female members of U.K.’s Parliament on her side. And to show her appreciation, the Duchess of Sussex made a personal phone call to British politician Holly Lynch. 

As you might know, the 38-year-old recently opened up about her struggles with public and media scrutiny in the documentary special Harry & Meghan: An African Journey

In response, earlier this week, the women of Parliament wrote a letter to the duchess, showing their support. 

"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," part of the letter read. "We will use the means at our disposal to ensure that our press accept your right to privacy and show respect, and that their stories reflect the truth." 

The letter clearly had an impact on Markle, because she reached out to MP Holly Lynch, who organized the letter. 

Watch Lynch’s interview below. 

"She was calling to thank myself and other women MP for standing with her," Lynch said. "As a fairly new mom myself, the challenges of being in the public eye, managing childcare, managing public responsibilities can all be a challenge, so we did discuss that. But yeah, we were quite happy to stand with her and recognize that what she's going through has on occasion had xenophobic undertones. We're not happy about that." Pretty cool. 

If you didn’t know, Markle recently sued the Mail on Sunday over the newspaper's "ruthless" campaign against the duchess. Her legal action is specifically in regard to the paper's publishing of a private handwritten letter the duchess sent to her father, Thomas Markle, a week before her royal wedding.

So yeah, we’re happy to see that these women have her back.