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Serena Williams offers support to 'selfless friend' Meghan

Source: ANI
March 08, 2021 18:52 IST
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IMAGE: Meghan Markle attends the 2019 US Open women's singles final match between Serena Williams of the United States and Bianca Andreescu of Canada. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

As Meghan Markle revealed that members of the British royal family expressed concern to her husband Prince Harry about the potential skin colour of the couple's first child, American tennis star Serena Williams, on Monday, highlighted how Meghan continuously lives her life with empathy and compassion.

 

"Meghan Markle, my selfless friend, lives her life -- and leads by example -- with empathy and compassion. She teaches me every day what it means to be truly noble. Her words illustrate the pain and cruelty she's experienced. I know firsthand the sexism and racism institutions and the media use to vilify women and people of color to minimize us, to break us down, and demonize us. We must recognize our obligation to decry malicious, unfounded gossip and tabloid journalism," Serena said in a Twitter post on Monday.

Serena Williams

IMAGE: Tennis ace Serena Williams, Meghan's friend, made it to England for her Royal wedding in 2018. Serena was accompanied by her husband Alexis Ohanian. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

"The mental health consequences of systemic oppression and victimization are devastating, isolating, and all too often lethal. I want Meghan's daughter, my daughter, and your daughter to live in a society that is driven by respect. Keep in your memory the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law," she added.

On Sunday, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle revealed that members of the British royal family expressed concern to her husband Prince Harry about the potential skin colour of the couple's first child.

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