To be a feminine feminist like Meghan Markle as the monarchy shifts

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, advocates for equality and justice while exuding beauty and style. The first American biracial person to marry into the royal family, captured the hearts of the masses around the world leading up to her wedding this weekend to Prince Harry. Hooray for the newly weds, who crossed the church threshold as man and wife to the civil rights song, "This Little Light of Mine."

"This Little Light of Mine"

Image from Stella McCartney Twitter

Meghan Markle embodies grace and style with her values. Why not love a Duchess who identified with Rosie the Riveter as a young girl? According to the New York Times, she moved Procter and Gamble to remove advertisements she believed were sexist as an 11-year-old.

Meghan graduated from Northwestern University and pursued a career as an actress. The consummate humanitarian, and descendent of African American slaves, leveraged her celebrity platform in 2015 and 2017 to speak to the United Nations about gender equality.

All the while, Meghan's inner beauty sparkles. She noted to Create & Cultivate, "You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women. Being a feminist and being feminine are not mutually exclusive."

Meghan Markle makes smart choices. She shared her wisdom with Best Health.

As I’m getting older, my approach to aging is quite different. I make sure that I take care of my skin and body, especially with the work hours I have. And I don’t just take care of myself for aesthetic reasons but because how I feel is dictated by what I’m eating, how much rest I’m getting and how much water I’m drinking. If I don’t have time for a long workout, I’ll grab my dog and go for a quick run. Being active is my own moving meditation.

Meghan retired from her career as an actress upon her engagement. Although the English monarchy historically projected an aloof and apolitical stance, it seems likely to shift with a more relevant and modern presence. The royals welcomed Meghan even though she continues to hug their guards. Mind you, she politely listened to how that differs from the royal culture.

Just as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle incorporated Ben E. King's Stand By Me into their wedding ceremony with a Gospel choir and African American bishop, we trust this generation of royals will continue to inspire people around the world. People of every social class, race, gender, and orientation may use their voices to defend liberty and pursue justice for all.

What a thrill for young girls, and all people, around the world to admire this multi-dimensional addition to the British royal family. Meghan respectfully nods to the Brits with her lovely  Stella McCartney choice of dress for the ceremony. If I were to be on a first name basis with a member of the royal family, it would definitely be Meghan!

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