If you’re doubting Prince Harry’s choice of Meghan Markle as his bride, you might want to reconsider how you feel about her. Sure the future Duchess has to not only be an educated woman who understands the British culture, but someone who will make an impact and serve as a role model. If the Meghan we know today doesn’t have you convinced yet to fulfill all of those duties, watch her advocating against a sexist dish detergent ad at just 11-years-old.
In the clip of Meghan getting interviewed for Nick News, Meghan has some serious thoughts about a woman basically being called a dishwasher of the household. “I don’t think it’s right for kids to grow up thinking these things that just Mom does everything,” Meghan tells the newscast. “It’s always ‘Mom does this,’ and ‘Mom does that.’”
Meghan got the opportunity to be on the show after writing the Proctor & Gamble President and urging him to change the script of the ad. The original script read “women are fighting greasy pots and pans.” She wanted the Ivory dish soap ad to replace “women” with “people,” and the company actually listened because they changed their ad immediately.
Meghan recalled the incident speaking at a UN Womens’ conference in 2015. There she shared that at the time she wrote Hilary Clinton about her feels towards the ad. While I was buying boy band magazines to tear out pictures of Justin Timberlake, Meghan was writing our First Lady. I was probably skeptical thinking Hilary Clinton would never write back, but she actually wrote Meghan back!
So there you have it, Meghan might actually just be the feminist, classy lady the royal family could use. This time Meghan is in a position to actually call some shots so make us proud Meghan.