Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, aired last month and it caused shockwaves across the globe. The couple addressed a number of things – from Harry’s rumoured ‘feud’ with Prince William to how Meghan is coping with being a new mum and newlywed in the spotlight.
Since then, Meghan has received a letter of support from over 70 female MPs and many have praised her for opening up about how the she has been affected by the constant media scrutiny since joining the royal family.
The Duchess of Sussex has now spoken about using her platform positively and her desire not to be loved by the public, but listened to.
Meghan attended Luminary Bakery’s second branch opening, a social enterprise which aims ‘to break cycles of poverty, violence & disadvantage once and for all’ through providing skills and support to women from vulnerable backgrounds.
During her visit she spoke to The Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon revealing that she doesn’t want any special treatment or expect outpourings of love from people – she just wants to be heard.
Bryony wrote: ‘If I have learnt anything about Meghan in the time I have known her, it is that she is a doer not a wallower. She lives in the solution, not the problem.
‘She told me that she didn’t want people to love her—she just wanted them to be able to hear her.’
Meghan also spoke about how she wants to keep everything ‘relaxed’ when she arrives at events, saying: ‘One of the things I have realised since being here is that people have an expectation when I’m coming somewhere, so I’m like, let’s just be really relaxed, keep everyone nice and chilled, because at the end of the day we’re all just women.
‘We all have a story to tell, and I feel honoured that I am getting to hear yours.’