Fury as Meghan Markle branded narcissist alongside Kanye West and Donald Trump

Meghan Markle fans have spoken out after the Duchess of Sussex was included on an end-of-year list of "narcissists".

The former Suits star was included in a Politico opinion piece entitled 2022 Is the Year We All Finally Got Tired of Narcissists alongside the likes of Donald Trump, Elon Musk and Kanye West.

The piece referenced Meghan and Prince Harry's new Netflix documentary series, Harry & Meghan, and critiqued their "addiction to the public eye".

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"The new Netflix documentary series produced by the former Duke and Duchess of Sussex and filmed at their California mansion […] suggests that there is no one more in love, no one more socially conscious, no one more aggrieved," author Joanna Weiss wrote.

"If the Sussexes’ addiction to the public eye is benign – they seem tiresome, but genuinely well-intentioned – a narcissist’s constant quest for eyeballs and acclaim can get a lot more dangerous," Weiss added before turning to her other subjects of scrutiny, including fraudster Elizabeth Holmes and artist now known only as Ye, who came under fire this year for making a series of antisemitic statements.

But while few contested the inclusion of convicted criminals and MAGA proponents, many critics took issue with Meghan being mentioned on the list.

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Author and political analyst Kirsten Powers wrote: "What the hell Politico.

"There is literally no planet where Meghan Markle belongs with this group of people. A Black woman standing up for herself does not equal 'narcissist'. The unhinged hatred directed at her really does kind of prove her point doesn't it."

Meanwhile, podcaster Paul E Martin chimed in: "How in God’s name did Meghan Markle get put in this group? She’s not perfect, but a Black woman standing up for herself and [her] family doesn’t qualify as being a 'narcissist.'"

And fans of the Sussexes also chimed in to support Meghan.

Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: "Meghan Markle reached out to the women who survived the Grenfell Fire. She cooked with them and headed the cookbook idea to raise money for them. She is the antithesis of narcissistic. @politico is motivated by misogynoir to gain clicks and engagements."

A second unhappy reader chimed in: "Putting someone like Meghan Markle in the group called 'narcissist' with the likes of Donald Trump and Elon Musk is not just deeply disrespectful. It shows just how deeply anti-black and misogynist people really are."

Meghan and Harry's six-part Netflix series quickly became one of the year's stand-out releases and saw the pair make a series of accusations against the Royal Family, including that William had shouted at his little brother and "terrified" him, and lies had been told to protect other members of the Firm at the expense of the couple.

"It was terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me and my father say things that simply weren’t true, and my grandmother quietly sit there and sort of take it all in," Harry said.

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