Meghan Markle Takes a Swipe at the Queen in Shock Speech | 22 Words

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.

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The 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...

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On 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.

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The world descended into a frenzy when it was announced that the actress had started dating Prince Harry.

They married shortly afterward in May 2018...

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Ultimately 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...

And Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born in May of 2019.

Even though the little family seemed to radiate with happiness...

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Things were far from the case behind the scenes as Meghan was relentlessly attacked by the British press and public.

Anything she did or said...

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The 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...

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And 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...

And this sadly goes to show that racism isn't just a problem here in America, but it is apparent worldwide.

Even though Meghan bravely put a smile on her face throughout it all...

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There 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.

In a joint statement, the couple said that they wanted "a normal upbringing for their child" and they feel that spending their time between the U.K. and America would be much more appropriate for their family environment.

The statement read:

"We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honor our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages."

And they vowed to continue with their charitable efforts, despite the step down in role.

"This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity."

Obviously, this decision ruffled a lot of feathers...

And, of course, a large percentage of the public and press alike put most of the blame on Meghan, with some even branding her as a "snake" and a "traitor."

But their decision was final.

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As 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...

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But 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.

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Meghan 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...

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Stating 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."

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But 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.

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"Your gut will tell you what’s right and what’s wrong; what’s fair and unfair."

She continued:

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“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.

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And 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.

No matter what she does, she can't seem to do anything right in some people's eyes.

Viewers really didn't hold back...

Some even called for the Queen to completely strip them of royal status.

Many, however, praised her speech, even comparing her to the late Princess Diana.

And many thought she was the perfect woman to speak at the summit. "Are y'all read for our Meghan? For more than 20 years, since she was 11 years old, Meghan Markle has been advocating for women and girls. She's not new to this. I can't think of anyone more qualified and prepared and committed that can address our girls right now. #MeghanXGirlUp."

You can watch the clip in question for yourself below:

Our guess is that she's simply trying to empower girls to make a change. Either way,  they'll always be critics out there. For more on Meghan, scroll on to hear about her political plans...