'Nobody feels sorry for you': TV star's dig at Meghan Markle

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Royal fans all over the world felt a pang of pain for Meghan Markle when she admitted in a documentary for ITV that she was struggling with life in the royal family.

But one person who feels no sympathy for the 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex is TV host Wendy Williams, who called the former actress out on The Wendy Williams Show over her candid conversation.

Meghan Markle revealed in an ITV documentary this week that she is struggling with the spotlight since becoming a royal. Photo: Getty Images

"Meghan, nobody feels sorry for you. You knew what you were signing up for girl!" Wendy said straight into the camera.

"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 went on to say that “there’s something about her, you know what I’m saying?”, before urging the Sussexes to move to America and live in Africa and England part time.

She also said that Meghan shouldn’t be surprised that the paparazzi are following her around now and said that nobody knew who she was when she appeared on Suits.

US TV host Wendy Williams has no sympathy for the Duchess of Sussex. Photo: Getty Images

Royals fans have taken aim at Wendy since her comments were aired, with many blasting the host on Twitter.

“Why do you need to criticise Meghan Markle? Is it because you are so unhappy with your own life?? Just asking!,” one person said.

“Wendy is so petty!!! Don't get me wrong I like Wendy's pettiness most times but leave Meghan Markle out of it and stop insinuating she has other motives to be with the man she loves! She's not asking you to feel sorry for her,” another commenter said online.

One person simply said that Wendy Williams is now ‘cancelled’ while another said her comments are ‘disgusting’.

Controversial documentary on Meghan and Harry

Wendy’s controversial comments come just hours after a on-hour documentary, called Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, aired on ITV, where the royals opened up about the struggles they’ve faced since tying the knot last year.

UK Journalist Tom Bradby, who is a friend of Prince Harry, asked the Duchess what the last year has been like for her, with Meghan revealing she really had ‘no idea’ what was coming before marrying into the royal family.

“When I first met my now husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy,” she said. “But my British friend said to me ‘I’m sure he’s great but you shouldn’t do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life’.”

This week both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said they've struggled after tying the knot last year. PhotoL Getty Images

She admitted she ‘naively’ thought that wouldn’t be the case and ‘didn’t get it’ at the time, before adding that it’s ‘been complicated’ since.

Meghan went on to add that she never thought it would be easy.

“But I thought it would be fair and that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile,” she said.

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