SPINNING YET? Meghan Markle remembers 'WARM' relations with Queen in gushing new interview

SPINNING YET? Meghan Markle remembers 'WARM' relations with Queen in gushing new interview
Meghan Markle talked about her ‘warm’ relationship with Queen Elizabeth II in her new bombshell interview (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images and Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

MONTECITO, CALIFORNIA: Meghan Markle, who has time and again made headlines for her bombshell interviews, recently paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II while talking about her ‘warm’ relations with her in a new interview with a favored US magazine.

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The Duchess of Sussex on Wednesday, October 19 gave an interview to Variety, where she talked about a wide range of topics including her trip to the United Kingdom with her husband Prince Harry, which was cut short due to the death of Her Majesty. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in modern history, died on September 8, at her Scottish estate in Balmoral.

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Pouring her heart out, Meghan, who is the cover star of the latest edition of Variety, said, "There's been such an outpouring of love and support. I'm grateful that I was able to be with my husband to support him, especially during that time. What's so beautiful is to look at the legacy that his grandmother was able to leave on so many fronts. Certainly, in terms of female leadership, she is the most shining example of what that looks like. I feel deep gratitude to have been able to spend time with her and get to know her."

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2022 in New York City. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is the keynote speaker during the United Nations General assembly to mark the observance of Nelson Mandela International Day where the 2020 U.N. Nelson Mandela Prize will be awarded to Mrs. Marianna Vardinogiannis of Greece and Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 18: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2022 in New York City. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is the keynote speaker during the United Nations General assembly to mark the observance of Nelson Mandela International Day where the 2020 U.N. Nelson Mandela Prize will be awarded to Mrs. Marianna Vardinogiannis of Greece and Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

"I've reflected on that first official engagement that I had with her, how special that felt. I feel fortunate. And I continue to be proud to have had a nice warmth with the matriarch of the family," she added.

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She also hinted that the death of his beloved grandmother was troublesome for Harry, who got to know about the saddening news just five minutes before the world. "It's been a complicated time, but my husband, ever the optimist," she said.

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives before the Opening of the Flanders' Fields Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks on November 6, 2014 in London, England.
Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives before the Opening of the Flanders' Fields Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks on November 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

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After the death of the Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remained in the UK and delivered a number of rare unity appearances with the royal family. They even joined the new Prince and Princess of Wales to examine the floral tributes left outside the Windsor castle gate to mourn the death of Her Majesty.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022. (Photo by Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Speaking on how the royal family is dealing with the Queen's death, Meghan told Variety, "In big moments in life, you get a lot of perspective. It makes you wonder what you want to focus your energy on. Right now, we feel energized and excited about all of the things we’ve been building toward. We’re also focused on our foundation. So much of the work we do includes the philanthropic space.”

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Further in the interview, the duchess also talked about her controversial sit-down with Oprah Winfrey. "It’s like they knew exactly what I needed to feel in that moment. It meant, and still means, so very much to me. The power of sisterhood and female support can never be underestimated,” she added.

In the chat, Meghan also confirmed she has no plans to return to acting, before adding that she "never says never".

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