Meghan Markle has revealed that all the risks and opportunities she takes are done with her son in mind: Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor.
She also opened up about how she believes people are too obsessed with social media…
The Duchess of Sussex is involved with a new virtual interview for Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit and she revealed that each and every personal and professional decision she’s made recently was done with her son, Archie, in mind.
“Everything I’m doing is for Archie, our son. Perhaps from the outside, it could look risky,” she explained, “But… if you’re living an authentic life, I don’t even know if you would define it as risk anymore. You just do what’s right.”
Meghan also spoke about her relationship with social media and how it’s changed throughout the years.
She deactivated her personal accounts ahead of her 2018 marriage to Harry and she also alluded to the fact that she very likely will not return to the online social sphere following her and Harry’s stepping down from royal life.
“For my own self-preservation, I have not been on social media for a very long time. I’d had a personal account years ago, which I closed down, and then we had one through the institution and our office that was in the U.K… separate from us, that wasn’t managed by us, that was a whole team.”
Harry and Meghan married in 2018 and they welcomed Archie the following year.
They also have a daughter, Lilibet Diana who was born earlier this month but the name of their daughter sparked controversy as Lilibet is the family pet name for Queen Elizabeth II. As they continue to slate the state of the royal family, many believed it was 2-faced to name their daughter after the “institution which drove Meghan to contemplate suicide.”
While no longer partaking in royal duties, the couple has been constantly in the media eye, with Harry recently helping produce a documentary with Oprah Winfrey focusing on mental health, The Me You Don’t See.
Meghan expressed her concern with people’s obsession with social media.
“I think that comes with a territory for the job that you have. I’ve made a personal choice to not have any account. So I don’t know what’s out there and in many ways, that’s helpful for me. I have a lot of concerns for people that have become obsessed with it. It is so much a part of our daily culture for so many people that it’s an addiction like many others.”
“There is something algorithmically that is creating this obsession, and I think it’s very unhealthy for a lot of people,” she added, “I would just say, as you are out there building your brand, as you’re out there engaging with your friends online, just be conscious of what you’re doing and understand that it is not limited to that one moment.”
Meghan and Harry are yet to reveal Lilibet to the world…
And the internet has been waiting in anticipation for the special moment.
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