US praises Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s ‘courage’ to tell their story

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has praised the ‘courage’ of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for speaking out about their mental health struggles and telling their personal story.’

‘For anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health and tell their own personal story, that takes courage,’ Psaki said.

Jen Psaki was asked particularly about the alleged racism that the royal couple say they encountered, in response she lauded their mental health struggles instead. She also pointed out that both Meghan and Harry are private citizens.

The White house representative also spoke about the ‘strong and abiding relationship’ the United States has with the British people during Monday’s press briefing.

‘And let me just reiterate that we have a strong and abiding relationship with the British people and a special partnership with the government of the United Kingdom on a range of issues and that will continue,’ she added.

‘We aren’t going to provide additional commentary from here on behalf of the president or others given these are private citizens, sharing their own story and their own struggles,’ the press secretary replied when asked if President Joe Biden had any reaction to the interview.

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