Ocasio-Cortez, Monica Lewinsky empathize with Meghan Markle's 'sudden prominence'
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Democratic demolition derby Julián Castro endorses Rep. Cuellar's primary opponent in Texas Overnight Energy: Controversial Trump adviser reportedly returning to EPA | Delta aims to be first carbon neutral airline | Dem senator gives EPA D-minus on 'forever chemicals' MORE (D-N.Y.) and Monica Lewinsky are expressing empathy for Meghan MarkleMeghan MarkleMegxit, Trump and the generational divide Prince Harry blames 'powerful' media for stepping away from royals Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles, no longer receive money from royal family MORE's struggles with being thrust into the spotlight. 

Ocasio-Cortez, a former bartender who rapidly became a household name after her surprise primary win last year against Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyCNBC anchor Caruso-Cabrera to challenge Ocasio-Cortez in primary Ocasio-Cortez: 'Impossible' to find a good bacon, egg and cheese in DC Ocasio-Cortez defends decision not to pay dues to House Democratic campaign arm MORE (D-N.Y.), shared a clip Friday from an upcoming interview with Markle.


In the chat with ITV, Markle, the duchess of Sussex, opened up about motherhood and life in the limelight following her marriage to Prince Harry and the birth of their son, Archie, in May.

Asked if the sometimes-critical attention has "really been a struggle," the American-born actress replied, "Yes."

Lewinsky also weighed in on being under intense media scrutiny. The anti-cyber bullying advocate — who as a 22-year-old White House intern was at the center of a media firestorm in the 1990s after her affair with then-President Clinton came to light — said Ocasio-Cortez was spot-on.