Meghan Markle must really love Harry to get involved in this crazy life: Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter feels 'terrible' for the Duchess because of the way press treats her

December 09, 2019


Daniel Radcliffe made it to the list of celebrities to sympathise with Meghan Markle, admitting he feels 'terrible' for the former actress. The British actor, 30, confessed that he feels empathetic towards the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, after they confessed to struggling in the public eye.

After landing the lead role in Harry Potter at the tender age of 12, Daniel was catapulted to fame by the film adaptations of JK Rowlings' best-selling books. But he believes the attention he received as a young star was only a 'fraction' of what the young royals have gone through.

He added that he believes Meghan must really love Prince Harry to 'get involved in this crazy life'. Speaking to People Now on Friday, Daniel said: 'I feel really terrible for Meghan Markle,' as he'd heard she was 'being treated to the full force of the British media, according to the Daily Mail UK.

'That's why I always thought (Prince Harry and Meghan's) relationship was sweet. Because I was like, "She must love you, if she wants to get involved in this crazy life."

'What I have and what I went through is a fraction of what [Prince Harry and Prince William] have and went through and they went through it from birth. They didn’t even get 10 years like I did. I can't imagine what that life must be like.

He did however, confessed that he wasn't a big fan of the royals he added that he has 'respect and empathy' for the couple. Daniel is just one of many high profile faces to offer their sympathy to the Duke and Duchess after they admitted their struggles with press scrutiny. 


As a member of one of the most known families in the world, Kim Kardashian, 39, previously said she 'empathises' with the royal pair. Appearing on Australia's The Sunday Project in late November, Kim was asked if she felt sympathy for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Kim replied: 'I think everyone has their own journey. I think their journey is extremely personal, with what (Harry's) mother experienced and how her life was so affected by the spotlight and by paparazzi.

'I don't think anyone can really understand what that's like except for them. But I think as I'm older and as I have kids, and what I would want for them is just the safest place'.

She concluded: 'I can definitely empathise with their need for having a secure, safe place and taking time for themselves and having privacy when they need it'.

The Duchess revealed some of her difficulties during an hour-long documentary, 'Harry & Meghan: An African Journey', which followed the royal couple during their official tour of Africa.

The ITV programme, which aired in October, also saw Prince Harry discuss his struggles with mental health, while admitting his mother's death still haunted him.

Meghan opened up about how she was unprepared for the level of scrutiny she has faced since marrying the Prince. She said, 'I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair and that's the part that's really hard to reconcile.

'I've said for a long time to H – that's what I call him – it is not enough to just survive something. That's not the point of life. You've got to thrive and feel happy. She added, 'I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried. But I think what that does internally is probably really damaging.'

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