When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were just starting their royal life together, back in 2018, the pair made advocating for gender equality a priority.
On a royal tour after announcing their engagement, Markle confirmed to a fan that Prince Harry is indeed a feminist. Not long after, when her bio was published on the official website for the royal family, it read, "I am proud to be a woman and a feminist."
Now, Markle and Harry are raising their 1-year-old son Archie to be a feminist. The actor and humanitarian recently opened up about it while in conversation with feminist icon Gloria Steinem for Makers Women.
When Gloria said to Markle, “You can be a feminist and be masculine and a guy,” the Duchess of Sussex replied, "Like my husband!"
“I love that when he just came in he said, ‘You know that I’m a feminist too, right Gloria?! It’s really important to me that you know that,’” Markle said.
According to Markle, Harry is setting a model of feminism for Archie. “You need that," she continued, "and I look at our son. And what a beautiful example that he gets to grow up with: a father who is so comfortable owning that as part of his own self-identification.”
“That there’s no shame in being someone who advocates for fundamental human rights for everyone, which of course includes women,” Markle shared.
As Steinem put it, “He is a nurturing father. Because then your son will grow up knowing it’s OK to be loving and nurturing.”
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