Hillary Clinton Shows Social Media Support for Meghan Markle

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From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Hillary Clinton showed a moment of social media support for Meghan Markle by posting a quote from the Duchess of Sussex on her Instagram account.
  • The two high-profile women reportedly had a secret meeting last year at Frogmore Cottage, the Sussexes' U.K.-based estate.

Hillary Clinton is the latest in a quickly growing list of notable celebrities showing support for the Duchess of Sussex following her and Prince Harry’s decision to step down as senior members of the royal family.

Clinton posted on her Instagram Thursday a quote from Meghan Markle that was shared during the first annual Royal Foundation Forum that also included Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

“Women don’t need to find a voice. They have a voice,” read the posted quote. “They need to feel empowered to use it, and people need to be encouraged to listen.” Since yesterday, the post from the former presidential candidate has garnered over 75,000 likes. Clinton reiterated the quote’s first two opening lines in her caption accompanying the post.

Clinton reportedly secretly visited Meghan at Frogmore Cottage, the Sussexes’ U.K. residence, last November and was able to meet the duchess’ young son, Archie.

The two women were “equally excited” to meet each other, with a source telling the magazine there was “lots of chatter about newborns and feeding schedules,” People reported.

Duchess Meghan has been quietly residing in Canada since news of her and Harry’s decision to relinquish royal life was announced. Since then, the queen has addressed her approval of their decision and mentioned how she’s “particularly proud” of how quickly Meghan adapted to life within the royal family.

“It is my whole family’s hope that [this] agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life,” read the queen’s closing statement.

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