Meghan Markle says she hopes for feminist royal baby

‘We hope that that’s the case with our little bump,’ Markle tells Women’s Day panel

Singer Annie Lennox, model Adwoa Aboah, Meghan Markle, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Camfed Regional Director Zimbabwe’s Angeline Murimirwa attend a panel discussion convened by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2019 in London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/WPA Pool/Getty Images.

Singer Annie Lennox, model Adwoa Aboah, Meghan Markle, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Camfed Regional Director Zimbabwe’s Angeline Murimirwa attend a panel discussion convened by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2019 in London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/WPA Pool/Getty Images.

 

Meghan Markle said on Friday she hoped the baby she is expecting this spring with Britain’s Prince Harry will follow in her feminist footsteps.

The ex-Suits actress made the comment during an International Women’s Day panel discussion at King’s College London.

Asked how her “bump” was treating her, Meghan told the audience: “very well”.

“I’d seen this documentary on Netflix about feminism and one of the things they said during pregnancy was ‘I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism’,” she said.

“I love that. So boy or girl or whatever it is, we hope that that’s the case, with our little bump.”

The 37-year-old, who married Harry last May, has long been vocal about women’s causes and in January became the royal patron of Smart Works, a charity helping long-term unemployed women.

Others on the panel, which touched upon gender equality and the obstacles women face, included singer Annie Lennox, model Adwoa Aboah and former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard.

It was convened by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

- Reuters