Prince Harry's Girlfriend Meghan Markle Is Conflicted About Being Famous

Prince Harry's Girlfriend Meghan Markle Is Conflicted About Being Famous

November 22, 2016

For many people, the name Meghan Markle might not ring a bell.

Markle stars on the USA show Suits, but it’s her recent romance with Prince Harry that has elevated her from working actress to international celebrity.

She recently wrote an essay for Elle UK about her discomfort with being famous, and how she uses it to affect social change. She said: “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.”

Markle and new boyfriend Prince Harry share similar values of service. Over the years, Harry has spent time in Lesotho in Africa with his charity Sentebale. Similarly, Markle is a global ambassador for World Vision and has volunteered in Rwanda.

In her essay for Elle, Markle remembers feeling conflicted about being invited to an awards show while working in Rwanda. She later writes: “… guiding my heart through the swinging pendulum from Hollywood fantasy to Third World reality is challenging in its own way.”

The burden of fame might be a prime example of a First World problem, but for Markle, the end product is all that matters. This dedication to public service shines through in her mission statement: “To use whatever status I have as an actress to make a tangible impact.”

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