She was speaking during her first engagement as a working royal at an event marking the work of the Royal Foundation in London.
Meghan Markle used the opportunity of her first public appearance as a working royal by enunciating her support for the MeToo and Time’s Up anti-sexual harassment campaigns, and saying that she wants to “hit the ground running” in her new role in public life.
The 36 year old former ‘Suits’ star was speaking alongside her fiancé, Prince Harry, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a forum to honour the work of the Royal Foundation.
Markle has long been committed to gender equality and empowering women through her work as a women’s advocate at the United Nations, and at the event on Wednesday (February 28th) in central London she said that now was the ideal time to highlight “women feeling empowered”.
A package containing white powder (later discovered to be harmless) and also allegedly a racist communication was intercepted by security procedures at St. James's Palace last week.
Scotland Yard has launched an investigation after a letter that was addressed to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was found to contain a white powder, apparently coupled with a racist message directed at the couple.
The package, addressed to Prince Harry and his fiancée, led to a security scare early last week at St. James’s Palace, with specialists from the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terror command rushed in to test whether the powder might be the deadly poison anthrax. Analysis of the powder found that it was harmless.
Security measures already in place ensured that the package was intercepted before it reached the royal couple. Meghan, 36, and Harry, 33, have reportedly been informed, according to the Evening Standard.
Rumours regarding Priyanka's involvement in the Royal wedding hit headlines.
Will Priyanka Chopra be in attendance at the wedding of her pal Meghan Markle and Prince Harry this Spring? It's the question on everybody's lips, but she's not about to confirm or deny her involvement at this stage - which, naturally, has only served to fuel further speculation.
Priyanka Chopra at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala
The 35-year-old 'Quantico' star is rumoured to be a bridesmaid for her American friend in her upcoming Royal nuptials, though in a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar Arabia, she refused to say much about the this suggestion. What she did say, however, was rather telling despite the dismissiveness.
Continue reading: Will Priyanka Chopra Be Meghan Markle's Bridesmaid?
The princess-to-be's ancestry has been plotted
Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle is set to join the ranks of the British monarchy when she marries Prince Harry this summer but it seems a distant relative of the American actress has already got links with the Royal Family.
Is Meghan Markle descended from royalty?
A researcher at the Boston-based New England Historic Genealogical Society, one of the world's premier genealogical organisations, said Miss Markle is a direct descendant of King Edward III, who ruled from 1327 until 1377.
Continue reading: Does Meghan Markle Already Have A Distant Royal Relative?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrives at the Reprezent 107.3FM studios in Brixton, South London where they were visiting young people getting the creative training they need for their media careers, as part of the work they have been doing with supporting charities - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 9th January 2018
Engagement, marriages and going public - 2017 was the year for being famous and in love.
2017 has been a great year for celebrity romance - there’s been longtime loves finally tying the knot, secret couples going public and even a royal engagement. So from Meghan and Harry to Kit and Rose and even Katie and Jamie - here are the six celebrity pairings who were our ultimate #couplegoals for 2017.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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The future wife of Prince Harry makes the same resolutions every year.
Meghan Markle’s New Years resolutions have been revealed - and we all can relate.
The former ‘Suits’ star, who will walk down the aisle to marry Prince Harry in 2018, makes the same resolutions every year - to stop swearing, give up biting her nails and re-learn French.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Christmas Day
Continue reading: Meghan Markle's Relatable New Year's Resolutions Revealed
Meghan joined Harry and his family for Christmas celebrations at Sandringham.
The former ‘Suits’ actress joined Harry and the rest of the Royal Family for Christmas at Sandringham on Monday, as well as attending the traditional morning service at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on Christmas morning
Continue reading: Prince Harry Dishes On Meghan Markle's First Royal Christmas
The bride-to-be shows off her engagement ring in a series of official photographs released by Kensington Palace.
Like everything with Meghan, the stunning, intimate, photographs are a break from tradition, with one shot seeing the former ‘Suits’ actress wearing a black and sheer dress by British designer Ralph & Russo.
Continue reading: Meghan Markle Looks Stunning In Official Engagement Photos
The actress looks to have been well and truly welcomed into the royal fold.
The gathering is a chance for the monarch to spend time with her extended family before leaving London to enjoy Christmas at her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. The event certainly marked a milestone for Meghan, who got the chance to meet many members of her fiancé’s extended family for the first time at the gathering.
Meghan Markle seen arriving at Buckingham Palace with Prince Harry on Wednesday
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive in the car at the Queen's annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace. According to insiders, the Royals are very traditional when it comes to their festive meal, and later follow up with an evening buffet - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 20th December 2017
Meghan Markle's engagement to Prince Harry means she can become a role model for all women, Elba believes.
The 45 year old star of ‘Luther’ and ‘The Wire’ was speaking before a Buckingham Palace dinner to honour the work of the Prince’s Trust. He was asked about the importance of black and mixed race role models, and whether Ms Markle could make a difference through her engagement to the youngest prince.
“Meghan Markle, as a person, regardless of her colour, is a role model,” Elba said in comments reported by The Independent on Friday (December 15th).
William, Duke Of Cambridge, and Prince Harry at the European premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' held at the Royal Albert Hall. The film is the second installment of the new trilogy, and it has been directed by Rian Johnson - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th December 2017
Meghan Markle welcomes a crowd of admirers as she arrives at the Terrence Higgins Trust charity fair at the Nottingham Contemporary Centre with her new fiance Prince Harry. The couple have been dating for just over a year having met through a mutual friend in Toronto, and their royal wedding is set to take place in Spring 2018 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Friday 1st December 2017
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15th September, 1984