If there is such a thing as an American princess, Meghan is it. She is not only beautiful but also got the brains! And she can also cook a roast chicken! So, it is not a surprise why Harry has fallen in love with her.
But more than anything, Meghan has always been a fiercely independent woman with a burning desire to change the world. She was an actress struggling to find self-confidence as she was trying to make it in Hollywood.
It was when a casting director told her that, “You are enough!” that Meghan had what she considers a wake-up call about redefining what beauty is and not allowing the words of others to define her.
In light of this successful Duchess look back at the star’s most inspirational quotes to date.
ON DATING HARRY
“I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”
ON ACCEPTING YOURSELF
“That five pounds lost won’t make you happier, that more makeup won’t make you prettier, that the now iconic saying from Jerry Maguire — ‘You complete me’ — frankly, isn’t true. You are complete with or without a partner. You are enough just as you are.”
— from The Tig
ON FINDING YOUR VALUE
“I was in my early 20s, still figuring so much out, and trying to find my value in an industry that judges you on everything that you’re not versus everything that you are. Not thin enough, not pretty enough, not ethnic enough, while also being too thin, too ethnic, too pretty the very next day.”
ON GETTING DRESSED UP
“You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women.”
ON BEING YOURSELF
“Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it.”
ON FINDING YOUR PASSION
“Don’t give it five minutes if you’re not going to give it five years.”
ON HAVING A PURPOSE
“I’ve never wanted to be a lady who lunches — I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works. And this type of work is what feeds my soul and fuels my purpose.”
ON REJECTING LABELS
“You draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are … You create the identity you want for yourself.”
ON BEING KIND
“We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be? … Yes, you can have questions and self-doubt, that’s going to come up, that’s human.”