Meghan Markle said women don't need help finding their voices at an official royal function, and we're cheering
The only thing we love more than a royal family get-together? A royal family get-together that encourages, empowers, and inspires women. On Wednesday, February 28th, the royal dream team — consisting of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle — attended the first annual Royal Foundation Forum.
During the forum, Markle was asked how she will help empower women once she begins working with the Royal Foundation, aka after her epic royal wedding to Prince Harry. And her response will have you cheering. First, Markle shared that she’s already started doing some charity work behind the scenes. Then, she made an excellent point about female empowerment.
“What’s interesting is, I hear a lot of people saying — when speaking about girls’ empowerment, finding and knowing their worth, or women’s empowerment as well — you’ll often hear people say, ‘Well, you’re helping women finding their voices.’ And I fundamentally disagree with that,” Markle said. “Women don’t need to find a voice. They have a voice. They need to feel empowered to use it, and people need to be encouraged to listen.”
Markle also mentioned the importance of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.
Watch the full video of the Royal Foundation Forum below.
It’s so inspiring to see Markle already use her newfound platform to make a difference.