Meghan Markle phones MP Holly Lynch to thank her for letter signed by 72 women politicians saying we stand with you


MEGHAN Markle phoned MP Holly Lynch to thank her for an open letter signed by 72 female ministers offering her their support.

The politicians – including Diane Abbott and Jess Phillips – wrote to the Duchess of Sussex saying they “stand with” her.

Meghan Markle has thanked MPs for sending her an open letter of support
Holly Lynch, who spearheaded the campaign, revealed the Duchess called her

Now Labour MP Ms Lynch has revealed Meghan called her personally to thank her for spearheading the campaign.

She told ITV: “She was calling to thank myself and other women MP for standing with her and sending the open letter to say that we, as women in public office, absolutely understand what she is going through.

“Although in very different public roles, we stand with her in solidarity to say that we shouldnt be tearing down women in public life through the press or otherwise, so she was pleased to have seen that letter.”

The letter was signed by 72 female MPs

The letter, which also included signatures from Tracey Crouch and Stella Creasy, said MPs “of all political persuasions” wanted to “stand against” some “misleading” stories in the press.

It went on to say they understand the “abuse and intimidation” used to disparage women in a public office from “getting on with their work”.

The letter said: “As women members of Parliament from all backgrounds, we stand with you in saying it cannot be allowed to go unchallenged.”


It comes after the explosive ITV documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which aired earlier this month.

During the documentary, ITV’s Tom Bradby followed the couple on Meghan and Harry’s Africa tour,interviewing both the Duke and Duchess separately.

Close to tears,Meghan explained: “Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant youre really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a newborn you know

“And especially as a woman, its a lot. So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mum or trying to be a newlywed its, well

“And, also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if Im OK. But its a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

Tom asks her directly if it is fair to say that it has been a struggle, and looking emotional, Meghan replies: “Yes.”

Prince Harry also spoke about his mother Princess Diana’s death as he continued her work and said it is still a “wound that festers”.

The Duke of Sussex talked about the media, saying: “I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash it takes me straight back so in that respect its the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best.”

Prince Harry spoke about his mother’s death in the documentary
Tom Bradby followed Harry and Meghan on their Africa tour