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‘Proud to be a Woman and a Feminist’: Meghan Markle Opens Up About her Royal Role


It has been two days since she wed Britain’s sixth in line to the throne, and HRH Meghan Markle has most certainly been welcomed into ‘The Firm’.

The Duchess of Sussex has been added to the Royal Family’s official website, marking her new role as Her Royal Highness and a member of the British monarchy.

The newlywed, who exchanged vows with Prince Harry in Windsor Castle on May 19 wearing Givenchy couture, now has her own biography on the webpage, noting her professional and personal credentials.

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The American Duchess, who reportedly broke with tradition on her wedding day by delivering a speech at her reception in Frogmore House, will dedicate her time to undertaking royal duties, according to

Her Royal Highness will also be devoted to supporting a number of charities and philanthropic organisations, a passion she has held since childhood.

“From a young age, the Duchess had a keen awareness of social issues and actively participated in charitable work,” her biography states.

“Aged 11 she successfully campaigned for a company to alter their television advert that had used sexist language to sell washing-up liquid.”

HRH also volunteered at a Los Angeles soup kitchen in her teenage years, as well as a Toronto soup kitchen during her time working on TV drama Suits.

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The Duchess is committed to women’s empowerment, her profile states, and she was appointed the UN Women’s Advocate for Women’s Political Participation and Leadership in 2015.

As part of this role, she delivered a speech that year on the importance of gender equality in New York.

During her address, she told the audience, “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist”, a quote which takes prominence on her Royal Family webpage.

Her Royal Highness has previously joined a UN mission to Rwanda, acted as a global ambassador for World Vision, and worked with youth organisation One Young World.

Her new profile firmly signifies that the Duchess and Prince Harry will dedicate much of their royal life to charitable endeavors.

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Indeed, the couple requested guests made to donations to charities in lieu of wedding gifts this month, with beneficiaries including the Children’s HIV Association, the Myna Mahila Foundation, which works with women living in desperate conditions in Mumbai, and a charity for bereaved Armed Forces children.

We can’t wait to see what else the new husband and wife will achieve, and what change they will affect, during their marriage.

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