How Meghan made her mark as a ‘real deal’ campaigner
She has sparkle, mode and star quality, as newspaper headline writers like to tell us. But Meghan Markle also has something else about her which wasn’t always part of the princess-to-be box – but has become a key part of the modern role.
She comes into her brand-new imperial role already firmly established as a campaigning power.
Indeed, her and Prince Harry’s shared resentment for social change was, she says, what get him the second date.
Aged 11, she wrote a letter to the then US first lady, Hillary Clinton, deploring a cleansing up liquid’s Tv ad strapline: “Women all over America are contending greasy toilets and pans”.
Within a month, producers Procter and Gamble had changed the word “women” to “people”, she says.