Jemima Goldsmith shares what it’s like marrying a national hero
PM Imran Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith shared her views on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to step back as senior members of Britain’s royal family.
Goldsmith took to Twitter and said that she understands how Meghan feels adapting to a different life. “I know what it’s like to marry a national hero from another country and be attacked on social media for your ethnicity, too Jewish in my case,” she said.
I don’t necessarily agree with the way Meghan & Harry have handled things but I know what Princess Diana went thro’ & what it’s like to marry a national hero from another country & be attacked by the media for yr ethnicity (too Jewish, in my case).
Mehwish Hayat also took to Twitter to support Jemima’s sentiments. “If only the world were more accepting and let people just be,” she wrote.
This breaks my heart .. if only the world were more accepting and let people just be …
After a nine-year long marriage, Jemima and PM Khan divorced in 2004 citing that it was becoming “difficult for Jemima to adapt to the political life of Imran Khan in Pakistan”. She even kept using the premier’s last name long after the divorce, only reverting to her maiden name after he married Reham Khan in 2014.
On January 8, Prince Harry and his wifeMeghan Markle said in a surprise statement that they intended to step back assenior members of Britain’s royal family—but a response from Buckingham Palacesuggested the announcement had caught other members of the family off guard.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry andMeghan, announced on Instagram that they “intend to step back as ‘senior’members of the royal family and work to become financially independent, whilecontinuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.”