Why Meghan is Your New Girl Crush

Monday, November 27th, royal watchers like myself were delighted to learn of Prince Harry’s engagement to American actress Meghan Markle. She is already making waves as a breath of fresh air for the royal family and many hope that she will bring a new voice to the royal family and usher them into the 21st century.

 

And she is about to become your 2018 girl crush. Here is why:

 

She is focused on giving back to others

Being a royal means devoting yourself to philanthropy, such as Princess Diana’s work in the battle against AIDS, and her fiancés recent work in his mother’s same charities.

In an essay to Elle Magazine, Markle tells how her mother taught her how to be a “global citizen, with eyes open to sometimes harsh realities”. Coming onto a global stage with as much presence as the royal family, we can expect Markle to us her fame to shed light on important campaigns. She has already used her television fame to champion gender equality, and clean-water initiatives.

She is an active feminist

She had just been named the UN Women's Advocate for Political Participation and Leadership.

Recent videos have surfaced of her as a teen, calling into a local radio program and attacking the host for referring to women like “meat.”

She is bi-racial

She is the great-great-great granddaughter of an emancipated slave. Last December she wrote an article for Elle magazine saying she was “more than the Other” and reclaimed her identity as more than just a mixed race woman.

 

She is smart as hell

 

She graduated from Northwestern University School of Communication in 2003.

 

 

She has two adorable dogs

Two adopted dogs named Bogart and Guy.

*Photos found on Meghan’s personal instagram

 

She has an amazing classic, minimalist style

*Photos found in both Vanity Fair and InStyle