Meghan Markle Posts Throwback Inside Edition Clip on Day of the Girl

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It’s International Day of the Girl and Meghan Markle shared a throwback clip of herself that was previously broadcast by Inside Edition.

The clip, shot in 1993, is from when the now-Duchess of Sussex was just 11 years old, and she included it in a message to her Instagram followers to celebrate the holiday.

“If you see something you don't like or are offended by on television or any other place, write letters and send them to the right people,” a young Meghan said in the adorable footage. 

The clip was for a social studies project at her Los Angeles elementary school. Meghan and her classmates were asked to review television commercials and assess their messages. In the clip, young Meghan speaks out on an advertisement. She wrote a letter to the company, and the commercial was later changed.

“I don't think it's right for kids to grow up thinking these things — that just mom does everything,” Meghan said.

 

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[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 MHM, 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)

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In the full, inspirational video on Instagram, Meghan also encouraged girls to have confidence.

"Every girl has the right to learn, the right to be heard, the right to play and to discover. Every girl has the right to be exactly who she is,” Meghan says in the video. “To every one of you, keep asking questions, keep pushing forward, keep shining brightly.”

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