Meghan Markle sings praises of husband Prince Harry for being such a ‘feminist’
Meghan Markle has praised Prince Harry for embracing his feminist side as she sung his praises for setting a “beautiful” example for baby Archie.
It comes as the Duchess told US rights activist Gloria Steinem she was “really concerned” about voter suppression ahead of the election.
The conversation between the two was primarily to encourage people across the US to vote in the election.
But the Duchess was happy to compliment Harry for his feminism and advocacy for women.
Responding to Gloria's point that it is possible to be “a feminist and be masculine and a guy”, Meghan said: “Like my husband!”
She recalled a conversation she and Harry had with Gloria, saying: “I love that when he just came in he said, 'You know that I’m a feminist too, right Gloria?!' It’s really important to me that you know that.
“And I look at our son and what a beautiful example he gets to grow up with a father who is so comfortable owning that as part of his own self-identification.
“That there’s no shame in being someone who advocates for fundamental human rights for everyone, which of course includes women.”
In the wide ranging chat with the activist, Meghan said she was pleased to be “home”.
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At the start of the clip, Steinem told Meghan: "Meg. Welcome home. I'm so glad that you're home."
Meghan replied: "Me too, for so many reasons."
The Duchess said that the coronavirus pandemic had given people a "moment of reset (and) to re-evaluate what actually matters".
It comes as she said she was concerned about voter suppression in the US, ahead Novembers election in which Donald Trump will take on Joe Biden.
"I think it's often forgotten how women like you and so many others before you fought for us to just be where we are right now," she said.
"If you don't vote, you don't exist, it is the only place we're all equal, the voting booth," Steinem replied, admitting she was also worried about voter turnout.
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"I've been really concerned about voter suppression," Meghan said.
"We can already see all the different challenges that we're facing… for example, if you're a person of colour and you're in line, for potentially hours on end, and during that time someone tries to intimidate you to tell you that you should get out of line because you might be under surveillance, or any number of intimidation tactics, that are so scary.
"And then you think, 'You know, it's not worth it'. You decide to step out of line and relinquish your right to vote.
"That's bad enough, but then there's a ripple effect because whoever is in the back of the line says, 'Whatever they did to them…I don't want that to happen to me'.
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"That, I think, is so frightening. But I wonder how we circumvent that and how we get people to feel empowered."
"Just people hearing you say that will help them be better prepared for it," Steinem reassured her.
Former Suits star Meghan returned to the US after she and the Duke of Sussex quit their lives as a senior working royals in March amid the Megxit crisis.
Last week the Duchess took part in a virtual When All Women Vote event to encourage women to vote in the US election, saying: "We all know what's at stake this year."
Meghan, who has indicated she will vote herself, had, before becoming a member of the royal family, described US president Donald Trump as "divisive" and a "misogynist".
Members of the royal family traditionally do not vote, and the Queen is politically neutral.
Although UK law does not ban royalty from voting, it is considered unconstitutional for them to do so.
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