Meghan Markle: why all the hate? | News



The outpouring of bile against the Duchess of Sussex has been impossible to miss in recent weeks, whether it is stories of her contributing to human rights abuses through eating avocados, or opinion pieces criticising her for guest editing Vogue or being ‘snobbish’. But many commentators have noted another tone to some of the criticism, one of misogyny and racism.

Victoria Murphy has been covering the young royals for years and joins Anushka Asthana to discuss how Meghan has adapted to life in Britain and the royal family. She points to a rich history of intense tabloid criticism that most members of the monarchy have been through in recent years.

Also today: Malachi O’Doherty, the author of Fifty Years On, argues that despite the turmoil of the past half a century, Northern Ireland should not be defined by the Troubles.

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Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, smiles during a reception hosted by the Governor General at Admiralty House in Sydney on October 16, 2018. - British royals Harry and Meghan received copious baby gifts, met a koala couple and posed in front of Sydney's dazzling Opera House on October 16, on their first public outing since announcing they are to become parents. Meghan wore a pair of butterfly earrings which belonged to Prince Harry's mother, the late Princess Diana. (Photo by Steve Christo / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read STEVE CHRISTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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