Holly Willoughby defends Meghan Markle against dress criticism

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Watch: Holly Willoughby clashes with Vanessa Feltz on This Morning

Holly Willoughby has defended Meghan Markle after the price of her dress was criticised by Vanessa Feltz.

Appearing on This Morning, Feltz took aim at Markle for wearing a £990 dress to the One Young World summit in Manchester on 5 September.

Read more: GMB's Ben Shephard defends Meghan Markle

Of the outfit, Feltz said: "There's just a girl in a $4,000 Valentino outfit, she's not just a humble girl from Suits!"

Holly Willoughby defended Meghan Markle over the outfit she wore at the One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit. (Jon Super)
Holly Willoughby defended Meghan Markle over the outfit she wore at the One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit. (Jon Super)

Willoughby then defended the former actor: "I don't like it, it's unfair, I wonder how much Harry's suit was. Do you know what I mean, I bet it's not off the rack either, I'm just saying I think it's unfair to talk about her outfit."

Willougby's This Morning co-host Philip Schofield also defended Markle, saying: "But she will be criticised for anything she does no matter what she does, I have that feeling!"

Vanessa Feltz outside Wogan House in London, as she arrives to cover Jeremy Vine's show on Radio 2. Picture date: Friday August 26, 2022.
Vanessa Feltz outside Wogan House in London. (PA)

Feltz was also critical of the content of Markle's speech at the summit.

She said to Willoughby and Schofield: "She doesn't come across all that sincere and I just thought she should have been like 'well enough about me let's talk about you' or equality, diversity, world peace or any of the very important topics we're shining a light on."

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield celebrated his 20-year anniversary at This Morning. (ITV)
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield celebrated his 20-year anniversary at This Morning. (ITV)

Feltz has been a frequent critic of Markle but did defend her when the Duchess said she had been the subject of racist abuse.

The broadcaster said on This Morning last year: "If Meghan feels that she was subject to racism, then it's not for us to disagree - only she knows how she felt.

"I'm a Jewish woman and I would not appreciate it if I said I had been subject to anti-semitism and somebody else tried to tell me I hadn't."

Markle recently launched her podcast Archetypes on Spotify with her first guest being tennis legend Serena Williams.

Watch below: Watch below: Meghan and Harry arrive to cheers at One Young World summit.