This week, in one of her first major events since stepping down from senior royal duties, Meghan Markle made a shock speech in which many think she took a swipe at the Queen. Keep scrolling for the clip...
In the last couple of years, Meghan Markle has adorned more headlines than she'd care to count.
via: GettyThe California-born Suits actress has had a rollercoaster of a transition into the British Royal Family, and she's had to make an awful lot of changes to her life along the way.
And this week is no exception...
via: Getty ImagesOn Tuesday, Meghan spoke at the Girl Up Global Leadership Summit, and it seems many think she made a dig at the Queen during the shocking speech.
Everything changed for Meghan back in 2016.
via: GettyThe world descended into a frenzy when it was announced that the actress had started dating Prince Harry.
They married shortly afterward in May 2018...
via: GettyUltimately making Meghan an official part of the Royal Family. She relocated to London and was given the title, the Duchess of Sussex.
The couple announced their pregnancy shortly after the wedding...
Even though the little family seemed to radiate with happiness...
via: GettyThings were far from the case behind the scenes as Meghan was relentlessly attacked by the British press and public.
Anything she did or said...
via: GettyThe British tabloids had something to say about it. Whether she was being branded as a diva, a control-freak, a "monarchy ruiner," and even a bad mother, Meghan received it all.
It seemed that Meghan literally couldn't do anything right...
via: GettyAnd it didn't take long for people to realize that this hate was a matter of racism.
Meghan is the first-ever person of color to join the Royal Family...And no other royal has ever received the volume of hate in which Meghan has - not even Prince Andrew, who was recently accused of being involved in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking scandal.
Meghan's life was made a living hell for absolutely no reason...
do not tell me racism iSnT aS bAd aS iT is iN ameRicA when the whites literally bullied meghan markle into leaving… https://t.co/Cf7DF2EmMK— ☾ (@☾)1591040528.0
Even though Meghan bravely put a smile on her face throughout it all...
via: GettyThere was absolutely no doubt that she was struggling.
So for many, it came as no surprise when Meghan and Harry made the bold decision to step down from royal duties earlier this year.
The statement read:
And they vowed to continue with their charitable efforts, despite the step down in role.
Obviously, this decision ruffled a lot of feathers...
First things first. Queen has the power, not Meghan. MM is highly delusional if she thinks she has power. This is… https://t.co/yPQjVipyTW— 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓐𝓾𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓲𝓬 𝓓𝓾𝓬𝓱𝓮𝓼𝓼 👸🏽🌟✨ (@𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓐𝓾𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓲𝓬 𝓓𝓾𝓬𝓱𝓮𝓼𝓼 👸🏽🌟✨)1593781367.0
But their decision was final.
via: GettyAs promised, Meghan and Harry started their new life by moving to LA, where they have remained with their son throughout the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
Meghan and Harry may have stepped away from senior royal duties...
via: Getty ImagesBut Meghan has been keeping up momentum when it comes to charity work and speaking out for causes she believes in.
As mentioned before, on Tuesday, the former Suits actress spoke at the Girl Up Global Leadership Summit.
via: YouTube / Girl UpMeghan made the ten- minute pre-recorded video for the event, made at the Beverly Hills mansion they family are currently residing in.
During the clip, Meghan urges viewers to put pressure on those in power...
via: YouTube / Girl UpStating that leaders “don’t listen until they have to," adding: “Keep challenging, keep pushing, make them a little uncomfortable. Don’t be afraid to do what you know is right even when it’s not popular."
She continued by urging people to "feel uneasy" and challenge the “status quo" until it “snaps."
via: YouTube / Girl UpBut it's what she said next that really divided people, for one huge reason.
Meghan goes on to seemingly address her stepping down from royal duties to live in LA.
via: YouTube / Girl Up"Your gut will tell you what’s right and what’s wrong; what’s fair and unfair."
via: YouTube / Girl Up“The hardest part — and it was the hardest part for me — is to chase your convictions with action."
After watching the clip, several viewers read further into these comments.
via: Getty ImagesAnd many believe the former Duchess was attempting to make a dig at the Queen. According to The Sun, Palace sources said the Royal Family was not made aware of Meghan’s speech as it was a private event.
People completely hit out at Meghan.
@Murky__Meg Who the hell does she think she is, ahes a nobody— Karren Henderson (@Karren Henderson)1594805380.0
Viewers really didn't hold back...
@Murky__Meg Everything she says is her trying to tell her delusional side of her story. What was said in that speec… https://t.co/LQ2OKyfUc5— Debbie Stewart (@Debbie Stewart)1594805719.0
Many, however, praised her speech, even comparing her to the late Princess Diana.
I must say out from Royal Protocol #MeghanMarkle comes into her own power ! #PrincessDiana also began to shine on h… https://t.co/X6RUrYMyA4— wunderingspirit (@wunderingspirit)1594753360.0