Meghan Markle Speaks Out On Female Empowerment
She had a lot to say on the #MeToo and Time's Up movements.
We admire Meghan Markle for many reasons, and not being afraid to speak up for women and social movements is certainly one of them.
The actress and royal-to-be has used her platform to bring awareness and highlight issues such as the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. The United Nations advocate for women used her first official joint outing with Prince Harry, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge on Wednesday to broadcast her opinion on the movements.
“I hear a lot of people speaking about girls’ empowerment, finding and knowing their worth, and women’s empowerment as well. You’ll often hear people saying but you’re helping women find their voices,” Markle said during the first annual forum for the Royal Foundation, a charitable organization founded by the princes in 2009.
“I fundamentally disagree with that because women don’t need to find a voice, they have a voice, they need to feel empowered to use it and people need to be urged to listen.”
She added: “Right now with so many campaigns, Me Too and Time’s Up, there is no better time to really continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people really helping to support them, men included in that. It makes such a tremendous difference”.
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Meghan’s mentions of the movements may come as a bit of a surprise to many as it’s not typical of a royal to take a stance on anything that could show political affiliation or bias.
William Hanson, a British etiquette expert and coach told the Huffington Post that “it is extremely rare for any member of the royal family to actively comment on political and cultural movements as the British royal family, which is a constitutional monarchy, are meant to be above politics and related matters”.
However, he added “for Ms. Markle to comment does break royal precedent but we must remember that Ms Markle is not yet royal and will probably have been using her not-quite-yet-royal status to comment on the Me Too and Time’s Up movements”.
We feel Meghan will stir up some changes in royal tradition once she’s married into the family in May!
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