Meghan Markle may or may not be moving to Canada.
But the Duchess of Sussex is definitely sending an inspiring message to young women around the world.
And she’s doing it in honor of International Day of the Girl, which really is a thing that falls this year on October 11.
“Today is International #DayoftheGirl, a day observed globally and created by the United Nations to acknowledge the gender inequality that exists worldwide,” said Markle to open her Instagram post.
“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.”
Continued Markle as part of her tribute to a cause that has always meant a lot to her:
“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.
Along with this message, the beautiful Duchess of Sussex posted never-before-seen footage from her and Prince Harry’s trip to Africa, as well as a video from her childhood.
Seriously, even when she was 11 years old, Markle was delivering inspiring words of wisdom.
Here’s a screen capture from that throwback video:
Posted by a Kensington Palace source/employee/spokesperson, the post went on as follows:
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.
It’s certainly true that Meghan has championed gender equality for years.
Long-time followers are likely aware that her work on this issue even dates back long before her days as a royal.
In her post, for instance, Meghan shared a video of a speech she gave to the United Nations back in 2015.
“It is said that girls with dreams become women with vision,” she said at the time.
That was four years ago.
As mentioned above, though, Markle goes back even further to when her 11-year old self forecasted her future as an activist.
“If you see something that you don’t like or are offended by on television or any other place, write letters and send them to the right people and you can really make a difference for not just yourself but for lots of other people,” a very young Meghan said way back in the day.
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This is how Markle ended her Instagram caption:
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.
Amen, Megs. Keep ignoring the haters and keep doing you.
You’re a role model to girls everywhere.