Megan Markle Tackles Sexual Harassment Issues And #MeToo Campaign During Forum With Future In-Laws
Meghan Markle has become a role model for many young girls to look up to. The former actress is set to wed Prince Harry in May and has already begun to possess the traits of a princess.
Markle joined Prince Harry and her future in-laws for an event that honored The Royal Foundation where she spoke on what she looks forward to doing as a new royal.
The former Suits star spoke about what her first duties will be once she takes on the title of "Her Royal Highness." She couldn't contain her joy as she stated she would be fully supporting women's rights.
"I hear a lot of people speaking about girls' empowerment and women's empowerment -- you will hear people saying they are helping women find their voices. I fundamentally disagree with that because women don't need to find their voices, they need to be empowered to use it and people need to be urged to listen," Markle stated.
The actress tackled one of the most pressing issues that is plaguing the world -- sexual harassment against women. She expressed her support to the #MeToo and Time's Up campaigns that were created after a plethora of women in Hollywood began to speak out against their attackers.
"Right now with so many campaigns like #MeToo and Time's Up, there's no better time to continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people supporting them," she said.
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This marked Markle's first official speaking engagement with her fiance and her future brother and sister-in-law, Prince Harry and Duchess Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
Today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle attended the inaugural Royal Foundation Forum. The Royal Foundation unites people to help tackle society's biggest challenges. TRH and Ms. Markle discussed the inspiration behind The Royal Foundation, the issues that are close to their hearts, and their ambitions for the future. This was the first time The Royal Foundation has brought together people from across all of its programmes, including @invictusgames2018, @Heads_Together, @united4wildlife, #CoachCore & #EndeavourFund. A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on Feb 28, 2018 at 6:41am PST
Prince William is a personal advocate of the HIV/AIDs epidemic while his wife, Kate, has given services to several charities and foundations that are dear to her. Prince Harry has worked with his brother on several causes on charities.
Prince Harry and Markle announced their engagement on Nov. 29, 2017, after dating for about a year. The couple are to be married on May 19 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Prince William and Duchess Kate are currently expecting their third child who is due in April. The royal couple are parents to Prince George and Princess Charlotte.