People Magazine
Updated November 25, 2019
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Kim Kardashian West can sympathize with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle amid the couple’s intense media scrutiny. In an interview with Australian outlet The Sunday Project, the reality star was asked whether she felt “some sympathy” for the pair. In recent months, Harry has announced he would be taking legal action against British media outlets regarding alleged illegal interception of voicemail messages as well as the “ruthless” treatment Meghan has received from U.K. media. (Meghan is also fighting back against several tabloid rumors.)

“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, what I would want for them is just the safest place,” the mom of four added. “I can definitely empathize with their need for having a secure, safe place and taking time for themselves and having privacy when they need it.”

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Earlier this month, it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who welcomed son Archie in May, are skipping Christmas with the royal family this year.

The palace didn’t specify where they will be ringing in the holiday, but a source told People at the time that they will not be spending it in Meghan’s hometown of Los Angeles, where her mother Doria Ragland lives. It had previously been revealed that Meghan and Harry will take about six weeks off towards the end of the year to spend some valuable “family time” together amid their concerns that the intense scrutiny they’ve faced has been tough on the couple.

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In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby—who conducted Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding last year—said the parents are “entitled” to some time off from royal duty.

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“They’re not superhuman,” Welby added. “They’re a very remarkable group of people, all of them. But you can’t lay that kind of extra burden on people.”

This story originally appeared on by Maria Pasquini.