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Meghan Markle’s latest speech features ‘veiled criticism’ of Royal Family claims expert

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The Duchess of Sussex appeared via video for the Vax Live charity concert, which raised funds for coronavirus vaccine deliveries to other countries. Meghan praised the delivery of vaccines during the concert, and referenced her and Prince Harry’s second child, which will be a girl.

In a pre-recorded video, Meghan said the world “deserves to heal together” from the Covid pandemic.

The Duchess added how she and Harry are “thrilled to be welcoming a daughter”.

She said: “It’s a feeling of joy we share with millions of other families around the world.

“When we think of her, we think of all the other families around the globe who must be given the ability and support to lead us forward.

“Their future leadership depends on the decisions we make and the actions we take now to set them up and to set all of us up for a successful, equitable, and compassionate tomorrow.”

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Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, appearing from her California home in a video for the Vax live charity concert May 8 2021

Meghan Markle news: The Duchess made a ‘veiled criticism’ of the Royals in her latest appearance (Image: VAX LIVE)

Writing for, royal expert Daniela Elser suggested Meghan’s reference to families supporting each other was another shot at the Royal Family.

“It also happens the particular wording here could be interpreted as something of a veiled criticism of the Palace.”

The expert then pointed to the Sussex royal’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, where the Duchess claimed she was not protected as a member of The Firm.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, speaking to Oprah Winfrey for ABC’s ‘Oprah with Meghan and Harry’, aired on March 7 2021

Meghan Markle news: During her interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan said she was not ‘protected’ by the Palace (Image: GETTY / ABC)

Meghan alleged in her interview with Ms Winfrey in March that she naively believed “I’m being protected”, and later “came to understand that not only was I not being protected, but that they were willing to lie to protect other members of the family”.

The Duchess also said during the interview: “My regret is believing them when they said I would be protected.”

Ms Elser said in her article: “Given this particularly loaded situation, it would make perfect sense if, even now, that lack of assistance and succour is still something of a serious sore point for Meghan…

“While no man is an island, no woman, no matter how much of a go-getting dynamo, can do everything single-handed.

“In passionately urging that young women ‘must be given the ability and the support to lead us forward’ it sounds a lot like Meghan is calling for girls worldwide to be given the precious commodity she was reportedly denied by the stiff backed, hidebound palace.”


Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, appearing from her California home in a video for the Vax live charity concert May 8 2021

Meghan Markle news: Judi James said the Duchess appeared to talk in ‘the style of the Queen’ in the clip (Image: VAX LIVE) Meghan Markle and prince harry relationship

Meghan Markle news: The Duke and Duchess will welcome their second child, and their first daughter, this year (Image: EXPRESS)

Judi James, a body language expert, also observed Meghan appeared to talk in “the style of the Queen” during her speech for Vax Live.

She said to The Sun: “With the bench she was sitting on looking suspiciously like a plug for her new book, Meghan’s body language at the start looked as serene and static as the large cushion beside her, but with a small self-comfort thumb-rub gesture to suggest some inner nerves, too.

"Hers was a floral-clad, maternal-looking charisma, low on passionate gesticulation and high on kind smiles and bump-cupping.

"The regal note appeared verbally too as she sat, upright and elegant, to refer to ‘My husband and I’ in the style of the Queen, but that cupping gesture that she had also used on Oprah, reminded us of her theme about daughters and women of the future."

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