Why Meghan Markle decided to write her own royal tour speeches

The Duchess of Sussex has her own way of doing things

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The Duchess of Sussex has her own way of doing things

Meghan Markle has broken royal protocol on many occasions, and she'll even be doing things her own way when it comes to the birth of her first child with husband, Prince Harry, if she decides to break this royal tradition.

But it has recently come to light that the Duchess of Sussex also decided to write her own speeches during the royal tour earlier this year.

Usually, members of the royal family have help creating the perfect speeches - but not Meghan. She wanted all of her words to be her own.

During a documentary about the Duchess, it was revealed that she opted to work on them alone.

In Meghan's New Life: The Real Princess Diaries, royal reporter Omid Scobie recalled: 'When she gave one of her first speeches in Fiji during her royal tour with [Prince Harry], she had notes with her that had all handwritten scribbles on before she went up.

'And I asked a palace aide, "Has she written this herself?" because that's quite unusual for the royals, there's usually other people.

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'And they said, "This was all her. She's been up for days working on this speech."'

Meghan's speeches made headlines around the world as she discussed the importance of feminism and education for girls.

During this particular speech, Meghan said: 'As a university graduate, I know the personal feeling of pride and excitement that comes with attending university.

'From the moment you receive your acceptance letter to the exams you spend countless late nights studying for, the lifelong friendships you make with your fellow alumni to the moment that you receive your diploma, the journey of higher education is an incredible, impactful, and pivotal one.

'I am also fully aware of the challenges of being able to afford this level of schooling for many people around the world, myself included.'

Go Meghan!

Jadie Troy-Pryde
News Editor

Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.