Since she was named the most Googled actress of 2016, Meghan Markle doesn’t really need any further introduction, but we’ll go on by saying that she is a former American actress and currently the Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan Markle was born to a Caucasian father of Irish origin and an African-American mother. Growing up in a mixed-race family made it hard for Markle to book a job, as the movie industry is known to be label-driven. Apparently, she was not black enough for a black role and neither was she white enough for a white one.

However, she eventually made a name for herself in 2011 when she landed the main role of Rachel Zane, on the USA network series Suits. And, yes, upon her marriage to Prince Harry she realized the biggest dream of most girls on the planet.

While many of you might think that this is her biggest accomplishment, you should know that Markle has always been vocal about standing up for women’s rights, long before becoming a Duchess, she’s a global ambassador for World Vision and continues to empower people around the world.

Here are 15 Meghan Markle quotes on being real and kind, regardless of your social status.

I think the biggest part of being a girl boss in the office, at home, or anywhere you go is just knowing your value.


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?

Be able to delegate, because there are some things that you just can’t do by yourself.

It’s really important that young women be reminded that their involvement matters and that their voice is heard. Even if it feels like it’s small, it really can make an impact.

Reflecting on where I came from helps me to appreciate and balance what I have now.

You draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are … You create the identity you want for yourself.

I think you have to make time for yourself so that work doesn’t become the end-all be-all.

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.

Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it.

Who you are as a person will only be amplified once you are ‘famous,’ so if you had a good heart, then I would imagine you’ll have the same good heart but the means to do even more with it.

With fame comes opportunity, but it also includes responsibility–to advocate and share, to focus less on glass slippers and more on pushing through glass ceilings.

You have to take care of yourself so you can manage the workload of a very, very full plate.

Make sure you are safe, and never ever put yourself in a compromising situation.

You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women.

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.