Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has praised Meghan Markle, in light of the barrage of criticism being heaped on her.

The 45-year-old fashion designer is a huge fan of the royal, whose wedding to Prince Harry she attended in May 2018, and Victoria praised Meghan for advocating for kindness in people.

She told Britain's Glamour magazine: "I have always been about embracing who you are, supporting others, not being judgemental, treating others how you want to be treated."

In the wake of a barrage of public criticism, the royal couple have asked for
In the wake of a barrage of public criticism, the royal couple have asked for "kinder feedback." Photo / Getty Images

"Sometimes it's just the fundamental basics. Women supporting women is key. I liked what Meghan Markle said at the [British] Fashion Awards, that it used to be cool to be cruel, and now it's cool to be kind. Kindness was always at the core of Girl Power."

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And Victoria also believes that being kind to yourself is just as important as being kind to others.

She said: "There's something really liberating about embracing who I am at 45 years old and owning it, feeling confident, feeling content. Doing beauty has really helped with that - it's been very liberating."

"I want to spread the word that everybody should feel like the best version of themselves. To look after what you have. I want to tell people to own who you are. Yes, we - and I - have wrinkles, and that's OK!"

"I've always been very tough on myself. We all have good days and bad days. Even when I have a bad day, I think I'm really lucky. I have an amazing husband, a great family, incredible people I work with and I've always had to work hard. I feel blessed and I want to maintain what I've achieved."

"I'm a very positive person. If you put out positive energy, that's what you'll get back."