Meghan Markle's History of Activism Predates Her Royal Engagement
Meghan Markle has been doing the work to fight gender inequality. The former “Suits” star made service a priority while still on the show, but her activism didn’t just start with her high profile.
She’s been an active feminist ever since she was little, and has since focused on women’s political participation. She became an advocate for UN women, after writing an empowering post on her lifestyle blog. The position took her abroad and included visits to Rwanda, where 64% of the parliament is women.
Her relationship with the equally charitable Prince Harry only makes sense. In fact, she has already retired from acting and begun focusing full-time on the causes she cares about.
“I didn’t know much about him, and so the only think I had asked [our mutual friend] when she wanted to set us up was, I had one question, I said, ‘Well, is he nice?’ Because if he wasn’t it just didn’t seem like it would make sense,” she said during a BBC interview. “I think what’s been really exciting, is we talk about the transition if this, out of my career but into the role is that, as you said, the causes that have been very important to me, I can focus even more energy on, because very early out of the gate we realized once you have access or a voice that people are willing to listen to.”