Meghan Markle news: Meghan Markle calls Duke a ‘feminist’ in interview with Gloria Steinem | Royal | News (Reports)

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Meghan’s comments on her husband came from an interview with activist Gloria Steinem. The Duchess has been getting more involved with politics since returning to the US, with the interview taking place in Harry and Meghan’s new home in Montecito, California. The Sussexes stepped back from the Royal Family earlier this year, focusing on their charity work and raising Archie.

In the new interview, Meghan lavished praise on her husband for embracing his “feminist” side.

She recalled to Ms Steinem when Harry said to the activist: “You know that I’m a feminist too, right Gloria?! It’s really important to me that you know that.”

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Meghan went on to say Harry’s support of feminism had made him an example to their son.

She added: “I look at our son and what a beautiful example that he gets to grow up with a father who is so comfortable owning that as part of his own self-identification.

“That there’s no shame in being someone who advocates for fundamental human rights for everyone, which of course includes women.”

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But some fans of the Duke believe Harry’s feminism is not his choice, and believe Meghan has forced him to support her views.

One Twitter user said: “Since when did feminist mean ‘under the thumb?’”

Another added: “Men need masculinity not feminism.”

One user also said they “want to vomit” over Harry’s feminism, with another adding: “Could he be anymore pathetic?”

Harry has been vocal about feminism and supporting women long before meeting Meghan.

In 2014, the Duke took part in the HeForShe event, where he called for gender equality.

He said: “This is not just about women, we men need to recognise the part we play, too.

“Real men treat women with dignity and give them the respect they deserve.”

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Meghan has also previously backed up Harry’s support for feminism.

The Duchess said last year she hopes men are part of a global movement towards equality.

She said: “We must be global feminists and include men and boys.

“I hope men are part of the conversation. My husband certainly is.”

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