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Meghan Markle's Little-Known Interview From The 90s Reveals What Her Character Is Really Like

Date July 30, 2018 16:20

Now, Meghan Markle is a member of the British royal family. Her fans are wondering what she is going to do and what her public role will be. We’ll tell you, Duchess Meghan won’t just sit around, looking pretty.

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Most people who knew about Meghan Markle before she and Prince Harry got engaged consider he Rachel Zane from Suits. But she’s had a far more important role – Meghan Markle has been a women’s rights advocate since early childhood.

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One particular situation set Meghan on the path of fighting for gender equality. When she was 11, her class watched a few commercials, and the kids were asked to figure out their messages. Not only were the commercials sexist, but some of the boys from Meghan’s class said that “women belong in the kitchen”.

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Little Meghan was infuriated. She penned several letters to women in positions of power (including Hillary Clinton, who was the First Lady back then), and she also wrote to Procter & Gamble asking to change the sexist line in the commercial.

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Meghan’s voice was heard. She received replies from Clinton and other women she wrote to, and Procter & Gamble agreed to change that offensive line in their dishwashing liquid commercial. In one of her public speeches, Markle recalled that moment:

It was roughly a month later when the soap manufacturer, Procter and Gamble, changed the commercial for their Ivory Clear Dishwashing Liquid ... from 'Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans' to ‘People all over America ...'.

It was at that moment that I realized the magnitude of my actions. At the age of 11, I had created my small level of impact by standing up for equality.

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When Meghan Markle grew up, she became involved in several charity organizations championing women’s rights. And while she had to give up her acting career and her popular lifestyle blog to marry Prince Harry, she will continue fighting for the cause she is most passionate about. She will not be in the shadow of her royal husband. This is exactly what Prince Harry likes about her.

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