Meghan may have lived the perfect Cinderella life, dancing at the ball with the prince to leaving behind a pair of silver slippers which will, in turn, lead her to the prince charming, their marriage, and a happily ever after.
For some people, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will always be their favorite couple. It's not about the status, but the two personalities that make the pair, and more so, the tough lady behind the wheel.
Before the Cinderella saga, Meghan was living her dreams (though not as a royal), spinning on cover pages, looking all fly as a gorgeous model and actress; however, it's no doubt she was destined to be royal.
Meghan's humanitarian work and role as an activist make her more endearing. Just like everyone, Meghan had a past. However, unlike everyone else, she became a woman beautifully engrafted and shaped by the tragedies of the past.
Megan Markle's Painful Past and Her Breakthrough
On Multiracial Identity
Don't think Meghan started all giddy. Of course, while other kids never had to worry about their race, Meghan, like Trevor, was taunted by her multiracial identity. She struggled to fit in with the other kids as a little girl with an African American mother and a Caucasian father. She expounds on her experience in seventh grade, where she had to fill a census.
"You had to check one of the boxes to indicate your ethnicity: white, black, Hispanic, or Asian." Not knowing which box to check, she said, "My teacher told me to check the box for Caucasians because that's how I looked."
Well, Meghan couldn't bring herself to do that. She couldn't help but imagine how sad her mother would be if she finds out.
"I didn't tick a box. I left my identity blank, a question mark, an absolute incomplete, much like how I felt."
Making a Living from Calligraphy and Role as Rachel Zane
Look at the gorgeous lady, and you'd never think making a living was a task, but it sure was. In one of her speeches, she shared her struggle on how she harnessed her calligraphy skill to make a living working for clients like Robin Thicke and Dolce & Gabbana.
"I'm glad that in the land of no one seeming to appreciate a handwritten note anymore that I can try to keep that alive."
Also, like all other rising Stars, Meghan needed a role that would be her catalyst to reach the stars. In her case, her role as Rachel Zane on “Suits” did the honors; a character she described in short as a ‘dream girl’
"That quintessential-blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty; that was the face that launched a thousand ships, not the mixed one. The producers of the show weren't looking for someone mixed, nor someone white or black for that matter. They were simply looking for Rachel, and that Rachel was Barbie with hopes of becoming a musketeer.”
On Women Empowerment
Meghan began fighting for female equality at age 11 after watching a commercial play on her classroom's television with the comment, "Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans," and the little boys yelling, “Yeah, that's where women belong - In the kitchen."
The anger brewed within her soft vesicles, prompting her to begin the fight. First, she wrote a letter. An eleven-year-old writing a letter to outstanding female personalities, with civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred and the then First Lady, Hillary Clinton, as one of the recipients.
They tracked the commercial, and a few months later, the commercial changed from “Women all over America” to “People all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.” What would you say about that? Girl power!
Meghan does more as an adult but tries hard to keep her life private. She was divorced from the producer, Trevor Engelson, in 2013, but her involvement with Prince Harry caused a stir around the globe, forcing her to shut down her website.
Although Meghan had to give up acting for royal duties, her passion remains. As she claimed, her similarity with Prince Harry was what brought them together. Now that they're married, she's sure to use her status for the better good. That makes her even more endearing.
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