All parents know that the weeks leading up to the birth of a child are an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least. No doubt Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can attest to this, too, with their first baby due to come along in the spring of 2019. But add to that the constant rumors and eager fans trying to uncover every detail about the new arrival, and you can imagine that it’s a pretty stressful time. Plus, it seems that the Duchess of Sussex’s friend Serena Williams dropped a potential bombshell in April regarding the impending birth.
Meghan may now be a duchess and about to deliver an heir to the British throne, but she came from a wildly different world. Born in August 1981, Meghan grew up in Los Angeles, California, alongside her parents, Thomas and Doria. It’s perhaps fair to say, though, that from an early age, she was destined for the limelight. Yes, young Meghan formed some very strong beliefs on certain subjects. And two years before hitting her teens, the future Duchess saw a television commercial that sparked her into action.
While watching the advert, Meghan picked up on some potentially sexist undertones regarding women working in kitchens. As a result of that, she lobbied high-profile individuals, including First Lady Hillary Clinton, to highlight the issue. And thanks to Meghan, the commercial was tweaked to address the unintended slur.