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I’m hoping that during what is supposed to be a joyous time of her life, Meghan Markle is avoiding the foolishness that has been exhibited in the British tabloids since the Duchess announced her pregnancy.

Since that time, the tabloids, some of which claim to celebrate women, have talked about her “weird” body language, there are rumors that she’s difficult and doesn’t get along with her sister-in-law Kate Middleton.

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Many suspect that this criticism has a lot to do with the fact that the British community is racist and with Markle being biracial, is looking for something to attack.

A fellow Black woman came to her defense recently.

Tony award winning Broadway star Audra McDonald posted a throwback video of herself at eight months pregnant in support of Markle. She pointed out how uncomfortable she was at eight months pregnant and still having to remain gracious and poised for cameras.

Later, when she appeared on “Today,” McDonald shared why she felt so compelled to stand up for Markle.

“You’ve got a body growing inside of you. And so, I just felt like, you know, someone needs to cut this girl a break, you know? And I said, you know, leave her alone.”

McDonald also admitted that being the mother of two biracial children likely spawned her feelings of protectiveness for Markle.

“Maybe it’s because I have a biracial daughter as well and so something about Meghan Markle. I feel oddly protective of her.”

See what McDonald had to say in the video below.

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