It seems like the royal family has been having quite the exciting year. Between the Dutchess of Cambridge's pregnancy and Prince Harry's engagement to Meghan Markle, there is just a lot going on. But through all of this, we are all trying to figure out what kind of person Markle is, and how she will fit into the royal family.
People have been digging into her past to see what they could find, but honestly everything they revealed will make you love her even more. While the photos of young Meghan Markle made her seem even more endearing then we thought she could be, there is actually something even better.
Markle is known for her activism and her ability to take a stand for women's rights. What people may not realize is that she has been vocal about her beliefs since she was only 11-years-old. While the rest of us were worrying about middle school drama, Meghan Markle was making real changes in the world and fighting sexism within huge corporations.
Markle took a stand and made a real difference when she was only a child, changing a piece of media we all remember. But how did a small child make a difference?
Markle was in class when she was shown a commercial and asked to give her opinions on it. It was a very famous ad that we have all seen for Ivory dish soap. She noticed that it said "women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans," but she didn't understand why it was being targeted at women.
She said that "it's always mom does this, and mom does that." She realized at only 11-years-old that ads were being unfair and sexist. She took it upon herself to write a letter to the president of Proctor & Gamble, asking them to change the sentence to "people all over America." Shockingly enough, they listened.
The company issued a new commercial, and her real world changes helped her get on the show Nick News. Markle got to meet the host, Linda Ellerby, who said that, "it was absolutely clear that this young woman was strong in her beliefs. It didn't matter that she was 11-years-old, she believed in women, she believed in her own power, and she wasn't afraid to reach out and say 'I want my power' or 'I want my rights.'"
Markle has continued her fight for women's equality, which she plans on continuing once she joins the royal family next year.