Meghan Markle ‘was going through a lot’ and was brave to speak out claims Alexandra Burke

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The X Factor winner has now revealed she believes the Duchess of Sussex was “brave” to speak out about racism during the landmark interview with Oprah Winfrey. The 32-year-old singer described her experiences in dealing with racial prejudice. She revealed that she was once arrested after an argument with a white woman.

Speaking after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, the singer told The Sun: “It was heartbreaking for me to watch that.

“They are a family who have things going on, just like everyone does.

“Meghan is the nicest person ever.

“When we met at the Commonwealth Service, she said wasn’t allowed to hug me because it was at the start of coronavirus.

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“However, it was right at the start, before everyone really knew what was going on.

“So she said, ‘I’ve been advised not to hug or touch anyone, but I’m going to hug you anyway’, and then she squeezed me.

“She was going through a lot, and thanked me for my support.

“Obviously the world knew she was going through a hard time because it was her last official royal commitment.

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“So basically I thanked her for being an inspiration, and I thanked her as a black woman for being a voice.”

Ms Burke has said she will not reveal the full conversation she had with the Duchess of Sussex at the Commonwealth Service, but the Daily Mirror has revealed that a lip-reading expert said Meghan Markle’s words to her friends were, “my faith is greater than my fear”.

Referring to the conversation with the Duchess of Sussex Ms Burke added: “I said, ‘the position you are currently in you have a lot of young, black women looking to you, saying, ‘If she can, I can’’.

“I just thanked her and told her to continue doing what she’s doing, and that all that mattered was that she was happy.

“She’s such a lovely girl, she’s everything.

“She’s way more beautiful in real life than in pictures.

“You look at her and you think, ‘Jesus, how did God create you, love?

“You are stunning’.”

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