Wendy Williams has unleashed a major rant about Meghan Markle, accusing her of ‘trying to garner sympathy’.
The Duchess of Sussex opened up about her struggles in the spotlight after marrying Prince Harry in May 2018, in the ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey which aired on Sunday night.
In the documentary, Meghan said: ‘It’s hard. I don’t think anybody could understand that, but in all fairness I had no idea, which probably sounds difficult to understand … but when I first met my now-husband my friends were really happy because I was so happy, but my British friends said to me, ‘”I’m sure he’s great but you shouldn’t do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life”.
Meghan, 38, said that, as an American, she ‘very naively’ thought this did not make any sense, adding: ‘I’m not in tabloids. I didn’t get it, so it’s been complicated.’
While the Duchess received a lot of sympathy for opening up about her experience, Wendy was not on her side.
The US TV star ripped into Meghan on Tuesday’s edition of The Wendy Williams Show, suggesting that she was lying about her friends warning her off Prince Harry ‘for us to give her sympathy’.
The 55-year-old said: ‘You knew exactly what you were doing. And I applaud her plot-ation on the royal situation. But please, don’t try to garner sympathy from us. You knew what you were doing.’
Wendy then suggested that as Harry and Meghan won’t be King and Queen, they should move to the US and split their time between the States, England and ‘a hut in Africa’.
She continued: ‘I like them, I really do like them, but her? There’s something about her. You know what I’m saying?
‘Meghan, don’t be surprised that the paparazzi are everywhere, of course, because you’re now a royal. They weren’t following you when you were on Suits – we didn’t even know who you were, except when you came for employment here at Wendy, and wanted to be one of our runway models.’
Wendy’s producer Suzanne explained that Meghan had called up and proposed that she feature as a ‘fashion expert and do the runway’ – however, she added: ‘They thought she’d be perfect to do it. But by the time we decided to book her, she was already engaged.’
Williams said: ‘Here’s the thing. Every celebrity has their own relationship with the paparazzi. Yesterday, the paparazzi was outside this studio, waiting for me.’
The mother-of-one said that she ‘understands the job’ the paparazzi have to do – before saying: ‘But Meghan Markle, nobody feels sorry for you, you knew what you were signing up for, girl.’
Meghan, who welcomed son Archie Harrison in May, shared on the ITV documentary with ITV’s Tom Bradby that ‘it had really been a struggle’ dealing with being a new mum in the spotlight.
Appearing close to tears, she thanked Bradby for asking how she’s coping, saying: ‘Not many people have asked if I’m OK’.