We all know that Meghan Markle was not born into royalty, but now that she has found herself with that status she has made sure that it has not deter her from who she truly is as a person.
During her recent African tour, the 38-year-old took some time to sit down with numerous female business leaders to discuss many things, including her role as a mother and as the Duchess of Sussex. Matsi Modise, the founder of a skills training company named Simodisa, revealed a few things that the former actress said during their chat.
“She talked about being a mother and having duties as a duchess and fulfilling what her heart desires — and that it can’t just fade away now that you’re a duchess,” Matsi explained. “That you have to be true to who you are.”
Matsi even gushed that the mother-of-one inspired and encourage them to take the next step with their bright ideas. “You know the phrase, ‘If you have climbed a mountain, you’re the one who has the biggest to fall?’ You are the one who is ushering a path for everyone else. She spoke about how we have to keep pushing and going forward, knowing that you are doing it for others who will follow. She wasn’t referring to being a royal, but life in general when you have challenges,” Matsi revealed.
“I was awestruck, a bit nervous,” Matsi continued. “But she radiates grace and she is taking this task that she has with such grace. A lot of us have done amazing things as founders, but meeting a royal is quite daunting. She made it easy. She is an easy-going royal!” Aside from her royal role, Meghan also talked about being a mother in this and age.
“We acknowledged the importance of not just education for girls but being role models for boys — that we are women who are influential and who boys can look up to as well,” Naadiya Moosajee, the co-founder of Womhub and WomEng — which is all about helping women get into STEM careers — said. “We both have sons, and we were bearing in mind that we are not just role models for girls but boys — and not just our sons, but generally in public too.”
The Suits alum — who has been on this tour with her husband, Prince Harry — brought along her only son, Archie. She even revealed that her little one “likes to flirt,” and this his nickname is “Bubba.” So sweet!
It is incredible to see just how open Meghan is being on her tour!