Friday, October 11, 2019

Meghan Markle shares throwback video of her as a child to mark Day of the Girl

Meghan Markle has shared a throwback video of her when she was 11 years old to mark International Day of the Girl.

The cute clip shows the Duchess of Sussex speaking passionately about standing up for what you believe and helping others by saying if something upsets you.

At the start of the clip, Meghan introduces the occasion saying: "Every girl has potential, she has promise, she has the right to learn, the right to be heard, the right to play and to discover. The right to be exactly who she is."

There is then a clip Meghan's now famous 2015 speech at the United Nations, where she says: "It is said that girls with dreams, become women with vision."


The video then cuts to a very young Meghan Markle speaking in a TV interview, during which she can be seen writing at a desk.

She says: "If you see something that you don't like or are offended by on television or any other place, write letters and send them to the right people and you can really make a difference, not only for yourself but for other people."

She it writing with a pencil and is surrounded with photos.

The video then returns to clips and photos of girls and women around the world, and Meghan narrates: "So to each one of you, keep asking questions, keep pushing forward, keep shining brightly.

"Know your worth and know that we are behind you, every step of the way."

Meghan's video was shared just after 11.30am this morning and is set to be a huge hit with fans around the world.

The caption reads: "Today is International Day of the Girl, a day observed globally and created by the United Nations to acknowledge the gender inequality that exists worldwide.

"Be it lack of access to education, stigma surrounding Menstrual Hygiene Management, forced child marriage, legal or medical inequality, or gender-based violence, there is a pressing need to support young women in their path to excellence.
"It is also a day to celebrate and encourage girls to know their value and to support them in taking action to grow into the women they wish to be.

"The Duchess of Sussex has been a long time advocate for women’s and girls rights and at the age of eleven campaigned against a sexist advertisement, which was then changed.
"No matter what age, or what background you have the power to make an impact.

"HRH recently shared a quote during a speech in Cape Town: “Visualize your highest self, and show up as her.”

"To all of the young girls reading this today on International Day of the Girl, that quote is for you."





[Sound On 🔈] Today is International #DayoftheGirl, a day observed globally and created by the United Nations to acknowledge the gender inequality that exists worldwide. Be it lack of access to education, stigma surrounding Menstrual Hygiene Management, forced child marriage, legal or medical inequality, or gender-based violence, there is a pressing need to support young women in their path to excellence. It is also a day to celebrate and encourage girls to know their value and to support them in taking action to grow into the women they wish to be. The Duchess of Sussex has been a long time advocate for women’s and girls rights and at the age of eleven campaigned against a sexist advertisement, which was then changed. No matter what age, or what background you have the power to make an impact. HRH recently shared a quote during a speech in Cape Town: “Visualize your highest self, and show up as her.” • To all of the young girls reading this today on International Day of the Girl, that quote is for you. Video©️SussexRoyal (Images used are from accounts we have followed and PA images)
A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on

4 comments: