Meghan Markle is very outspoken, and many misinterpreted her words from time to time. The duchess looked back and said her statements were not controversial, but the people’s interpretations were inflammatory.
Meghan Markle is not afraid to speak up her mind. She also covers sensitive issues like race and gender equality. Just recently, she spoke with Fortune senior editor Ellen McGirt at the magazine’s Most Powerful Women virtual summit. The duchess took it as an opportunity to somehow give people a glimpse of her previous statements.
Meghan Markle speaks about being authentic
Meghan Markle was asked for advice to others with powerful platforms when it comes to taking risks about important issues. The duchess said it’s all about “being authentic.”
“If you look back at anything I’ve said, it’s really interesting, because what often ends up being inflammatory it seems, is people’s interpretation of it,” Markle said per Entertainment Tonight.
“But if you listen to what I actually say, it’s not controversial.”
To show her point about being genuine, Markle revisited her speech last June for the graduating class of Immaculate Heart High School. She said that when she delivered her speech, she spoke from the heart and didn’t worry about sounding polished.
Part of her speech mentioned the victims of police killing including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Tamir Rice. The duchess shared that there are always naysayers, so one should focus on his own moral compass.
Markle also shared a quote she used to have in her room. The quote from Georgia O’Keeffe read, “I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.”
For the duchess, once one is liberated from others’ opinions, it will be easier to live with the truth. And that’s how she chooses to move through the world.
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Markle praised as a speaker
Markle is used to being in the spotlight as a former actress but she’s also undeniably good when it comes to public speaking. Previous reports think probably because she’s good at memorizing lines.
In fact, when she delivered her first royal speech, she didn’t take any notes, unlike Kate Middleton, People reported.
The Duchess of Sussex had her first speech as a royal when she launched a cookbook for Grenfell Tower victims.
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