As a way of commemorating International Day of the girl, Meghan shared a special video of herself. The video is of 11-year-old Meghan, who wrote to Procter & Gamble and successfully campaigned to change a sexist commercial. The 45-second video was shared on Friday on Meghan and Harry’s official royal Instagram, @SussexRoyal, celebrating on how every girl has a voice and the “right to be heard.”
The video also contains some clips from the couple’s most recent royal tour, which saw them visit South Africa. There Meghan and Harry spent time with multiple organizations that empower women and girls in that part of the world.
Narrating a short voiceover for the video, the duchess says, “Every girl has potential. She has promise. She has the right to learn, the right to be heard, the right to play and to discover. The right to be exactly who she is.”
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[Sound On ?] Today is International #DayoftheGirl, a day observed globally and created by the United Nations to acknowledge the gender inequality that exists worldwide. Be it lack of access to education, stigma surrounding Menstrual Hygiene Management, forced child marriage, legal or medical inequality, or gender-based violence, there is a pressing need to support young women in their path to excellence. It is also a day to celebrate and encourage girls to know their value and to support them in taking action to grow into the women they wish to be. The Duchess of Sussex has been a long time advocate for women’s and girls rights and at the age of eleven campaigned against a sexist advertisement, which was then changed. No matter what age, or what background you have the power to make an impact. HRH recently shared a quote during a speech in Cape Town: “Visualize your highest self, and show up as her.” • To all of the young girls reading this today on International Day of the Girl, that quote is for you. Video©️SussexRoyal (Images used are from accounts we have followed and PA images)
Meghan, 38, concludes the video with a simple message to girls around the world: “Keep shining brightly. Know your worth and know that we are behind you every step of the way.”