The Duchess of Sussex has defended herself calling out “naysayers” as she spoke with Fortune’s senior editor Ellen McGirt during the magazine’s Most Powerful Women virtual meeting. She said: “If you look back at anything I’ve said, what ends up being inflammatory it seems is people’s interpretation of it.
“But if you listen to what I actually say it’s not controversial.
“And actually, some of it is reactive to things that just haven’t happened.”
She also asserted bad viewpoints about her are often influenced by “things that just haven’t happened”, as she criticised “clickbait” and “misinformation” and claimed” there are always going to be naysayers”.
She then stressed the importance of “being authentic” in the face of detractors.
Meghan said: “I think it’s about being authentic.
“If you look back at anything that I’ve said, it’s really interesting because it often ends up that what seems to end up being inflammatory is people’s interpretation of it.
“But if you listen to what I actually say, it’s not controversial.
“Actually, some of it is reactive to things that just haven’t happened.
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The Duchess also addressed the coronavirus pandemic and how lockdown became a “moment of reckoning”.
She said: “We are all going through a reset and we are all going through a moment of reckoning – and probably a reevaluation of what really matters.
“For me, it’s been amazing to spend time with my husband and watch our little one grow and that’s where our attention has been.
“In addition to, of course, how we can be a part of the change of energy that so many people are craving right now and whatever we can do to help in that capacity.”