Meghan Markle is “different from the picture of her in media”, claimed friend and feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Speaking at the Women’s Media Center’s 2022 Women’s Media Awards last week, Ms Steinem spoke about her relationship with the Duchess of Sussex.
Earlier this year, the duo also participated in a Vogue interview about the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
When asked about why she partnered up with Meghan for a candid conversation about reproductive rights in Vogue earlier this year, Steinem had nothing but kind words for her friend, whom she called a “great human being.”
She told PEOPLE: “I’m not an expert on the media, but it seems to me that she is different from the picture of her in the media.
“She’s smart and funny and devoted to social issues.
“Maybe it’s the British tabloids that are the problem.”
The duo’s conversation earlier this year wasn’t the first time that they teamed up.
Meghan, 41, and Steinem, 88, joined forces two years ago to have a “backyard chat” about the importance of voting, reported PEOPLE.
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Ms Steinem told PEOPLE: “I think we as human beings — or maybe living things on planet Earth, right? — are linked, not ranked.
“We have systems of race and gender and class that rank us, and that’s actually not accurate.”