Meghan Markle Says Baby Sussex Is Already Showing Signs of Being a Feminist
With Baby Sussex’s arrival right around the corner, we can’t help but wonder what kind of little person he or she will grow up to be. Meghan Markle already has an idea.
Today, while speaking on a panel for the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust in honor of International Women’s Day, the 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex gave us a hint about Baby Sussex’s personality that sounds just about right.
When senior editor of The Economist and panel moderator Ann McElvoy asked the duchess how her baby bump is faring, she responded in a very Meghan way.
“Very well! It’s funny, I’ve actually been joking in the past few weeks…I had seen this documentary on Netflix about feminism and one of the things they said during pregnancy is, ‘I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism,’” she joked. (The documentary she’s referencing is Feminists: What Were They Thinking? starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Laurie Anderson.)
The pregnant royal, who is expecting her first child in late April or early May and was just named vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, went on to explain, “I loved that, so boy or girl, or whatever it is, we hope that’s the case.”
Markle kept her hands pressed to her bump throughout the panel, where she delivered an inspiring speech about the various social issues facing women across the globe and called for audience members to incite change where they can.
In addition to Markle and McElvoy, singer and humanitarian Annie Lennox, activist and model Adwoa Aboah, Campaign for Female Education executive director of Africa Angie Murimirwa, Let Us Learn founder Chrisann Jarrett and the 27th prime minister of Australia Julia Gillard spoke on the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust panel.