One of the most striking things about Meghan Markle is that she is a bonafide career woman. Today, she may be the wife of Prince Harry and the newly appointed Duchess of Sussex, but the 36-year-old also has a rather impressive resume.
For starters, she was the leading star in USA’s popular show, Suits. But now that she’s a royal, her acting career is all in her past — and the palace has made certain we all know that thanks to her new “official” biography, featured on the royal family’s website. Sadly, Meghan’s new bio page hardly mentions her 15-year acting career.
In the webpage’s main “About” section, the newlywed’s biggest accomplishments focus on her charity work and feminist endeavors. You need to click onto the “Biography” section where we learn that Prince Harry’s wife was once an actress and that she had a lifestyle website, The Tig.
“After university Her Royal Highness worked as an actress, appearing in film and television,” the biography page explains. “She most notably played the role of Rachel Zane on the series Suits for seven seasons, completing over 100 episodes. Whilst working on Suits, The Duchess moved to Toronto, Canada where the show was filmed; she feels very connected to Canada, as it became a second home to her.”
“Alongside her successful career as an actress, Her Royal Highness also wrote and edited a lifestyle website called The Tig which she used as a platform to discuss social issues such as gender equality in addition to articles on travel, food and fashion,” the bio says.
It should be noted that her “About” page also highlights some incredible accomplishments including her strong activism work, and representing organisations like UN Women, World Vision and One Young World. “The Duchess had a keen awareness of social issues and actively participated in charitable work,” it reads on the website.
“Aged 11 she successfully campaigned for a company to alter their television advert that had used sexist language to sell washing-up liquid. These early experiences helped to shape her lifelong commitment to causes such as social justice and women’s empowerment,” the page adds.
In a stunning move, the royal website embraces the fact that Meghan is a campaigner for women. Making it one of the main highlighted quotes, Meghan’s speech from International Women’s Day is mentioned with the quote, “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist.”
This post was written by Chloe Lal. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.
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