Meghan Markle is taking her new role as the Duchess of Susses and a member of the British Royal family very seriously and the former actress is doing everything her way. According to the ABC News documentary, ‘Meghan’s New Life: The Real Princess Diaries,’ Meghan is writing her own speeches everytime she speaks in public, unlike the rest of the members of the royal family. Her sister-in-law Kate Middleton, for example, not only doesn’t write her speeches but also always uses notes.
The documentary gives an inside look at how the new Duchess’ life has been since she married her Prince in May 2018. Royal commentator Omid Scobie noticed that during her speech in Fiji, her speech notes appeared to have “handwritten scribbles.”
He “asked a palace aide, ‘Has she written this herself?’ as that’s quite unusual for the Royals.” This speech was and is monumental considering it was Meghan’s first royal tour speech. Scobie noted, “This was all her. She’s been up for days working on this speech.”
In her speech, Meghan made headlines by talking about the importance of education and women’s empowerment. “Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive,” the former actress said in her speech. “And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital.”
Vanity Fair‘s Michelle Ruiz highlights in the documentary how important is the mark that Meghan is leaving in the Royal family. “In these times and for this family, it is pushing the envelope to give speeches on feminism,” Ruiz began. “It’s certainly something the Queen doesn’t do, nor does Kate Middleton do. Meghan is the feminist princess of our dreams.”
Back in September Meghan hosted her first palace party to honor the launch of the Grenfell community kitchen book launch and she took the most important people in her life to support her – her mother Doria and her husband Prince Harry. This was Meghan’s first big moment as a working royal, and she got to give her very first solo speech to the guests of the lunchtime event. Meghan spoke for 3 mins without notes, as Prince Harry looked on proudly…
“Working on this project for the past nine months has been a tremendous labor of love. I had just recently moved to London, and I felt so immediately embraced by the women in the kitchen: Their warmth, their kindness, and also to be able to be in this city and to see in this one small room how multicultural it was. On a personal level, I felt so proud to live in a city that can have so much diversity. It’s 12 countries represented in this one group of women! It’s pretty outstanding. There are so many people to thank. Of course, Penguin Random House, your support and belief in this from the very beginning has been just incredible. And Al-Manaar for the support and seeing this through for us, our team at Kensington Palace and the Royal Foundation. On a personal note, I’m especially grateful to them because this is my first project, so I appreciate your support in the vision I had for this and seeing it come into fruition. And then everyone behind the scenes, I mean it truly took a village to see this through!”
Watch the whole speech here: