During a group interview with husband-to-be Prince Harry, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle said she supports the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns.
This is the first official appearance all four of the royals have made together.
Markle, 36, has joined the family in their charitable projects and has chosen to focus on this campaign.
The former actress, 36, and Prince Harry joined William and Kate at the Royal Foundation Forum in London to update the public on their charitable projects.
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While Meghan supports the campaigns, she was critical of them, saying women need to ‘use their voices’ instead of ‘find[ing]’ them.
She said: ‘I hear a lot of people speaking about girls’ empowerment and women’s’ empowerment you will hear people saying they are helping women find their voices.
‘I fundamentally disagree with that because women don’t need to find their voices, they need to be empowered to use it and people need to be urged to listen.
‘Right now with so many campaigns like #MeToo and #TimesUp there’s no better time to continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people supporting them.’
“#MeToo and #TimesUp are viral campaigns that have spread around the world in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein Hollywood scandal, encouraging women to share their own experiences with harassment to highlight the ‘magnitude’ of the problem,” reports the Daily Mail.
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