30 Inspiring Meghan Markle Quotes on Life, Love, and Feminism

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is pursuing a brand-new life in California, with her husband, Prince Harry, by her side. With the future still uncertain, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is much that fans don’t know about Meghan’s new reality.

Still, it is likely that she is prepared for whatever may come, and is ready to tackle her next challenge with grace and optimism. For those who might be facing similar uncertainties, here are 30 of Meghan’s best and most inspiring quotes about life, love, and feminism

Meghan Markle’s 10 best quotes on life

Meghan Markle visits Te Papaiouru Marae for a formal powhiri and luncheon on October 31, 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand
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1. On being a working mother: “Being a working mom and traveling as well with a baby, my goodness it’s a lot, but it’s all so exciting.”

2 On being kind: “We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?”

3. Discussing the importance of reflection: “Reflecting on where I came from helps me to appreciate and balance what I have now.”

4. On choosing to be positive: “Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it.”

5. Revealing her thoughts on the responsibility that comes with fame: “With fame comes opportunity, but it also includes responsibility–to advocate and share, to focus less on glass slippers and more on pushing through glass ceilings.”

6. On her ideal date: “If you go for a stroll, have a picnic or lunch with a glass of wine – it doesn’t get better than that.”

7. Markle’s mantra: “Don’t give it five minutes if you’re not going to give it five years.”

8. On her favorite kind of vacation: “I always want off-the-beaten-path, Anthony Bourdain-inspired travel.”

9. How to get a job, the Meghan Markle way: “Don’t try to win the part, just win the room.”

10. On how she’s remained true to herself: “Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”

10 iconic Meghan Markle quotes about love

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018 in London, England
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1. When she first started dating Prince Harry: “Personally, I love a great love story.”

2. On how she and Prince Harry tune out the noise: “We’ve just focused on who we are as a couple.”

3. On how she kept her romance with Prince Harry private for months: “We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time.”

4. On Prince Harry’s romantic proposal: “It was just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet and natural and very romantic.”

5. The sweet way she was set up with Prince Harry: “So the only thing that I had asked her (a mutual friend) was ‘Is he nice?’ because if he wasn’t kind, it didn’t seem like it would make sense.”

6. On how her parents remained close, in spite of their divorce: “I never saw them fight. We would still take vacations together.”

7. On finding “the one”: “At the end of the day, when it comes down to finding the person that you’re right for, that’s not the person you’re going to play games with.”

8. On how personal her relationship with Prince Harry is: “This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours.”

9. On her eagerness to accept Prince Harry’s marriage proposal: “I could barely let him finish proposing, like, ‘Can I say yes now?!'”

10. Her views on self-love: “You have to take care of yourself so you can manage the workload of a very, very full plate.”

Meghan Markle’s 10 best quotes on feminism

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1. On women knowing their worth: “I think the biggest part of being a girl boss in the office, at home or anywhere you go is just knowing your value.”

2. On how she wants to use her platform for women: “With fame comes opportunity, but it also includes responsibility—to advocate and share, to focus less on glass slippers and more on pushing through glass ceilings. And, if I’m lucky enough, to inspire.”

3. What she thinks about feminism: “Women’s suffrage is about feminism, but feminism is about fairness.”

4. On what feminism looks like to her: “There’s no uniform for feminism; you are a feminist exactly the way you are.”

5. What Meghan Markle wants to be known for: “I’ve never wanted to be a lady who lunches—I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works. And this type of work is what feeds my soul and fuels my purpose.”

6. On what she feels girls everywhere are entitled to: “Every girl has potential. She has promise. She has the right to learn, the right to be heard, the right to play, and to discover.”

7. On the responsibility that women have to each other: “As women, it is 100% our responsibility, I think, to support and uplift each other, to champion each other as we aim to succeed, to not set each other up for failure but instead to really be there rallying around each other and say I want to help you.”

8. Markle’s thoughts on men as feminists: “You can be masculine and a feminist, and I think in terms of masculinity you understand that your strength includes knowing your vulnerability.”

9. Markle believes that women should create their own opportunities: “Women need a seat at the table, they need an invitation to be seated there, and in some cases, where this is not available, they need to create their own table.”

10. On self-acceptance: “You are complete with or without a partner. You are enough just as you are.”