Watch the moment Meghan speaks about her unborn baby in the video below.
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Speaking on International Women’s Day, Meghan Markle said she’d like her unborn baby to be a feminist.
The Duchess of Sussex told an audience at King’s College London that she was deeply inspired by a documentary on feminism she had recently been watching.
“One of the things they said during pregnancy was ‘I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism’,” the duchess told the panel before adding how she’d wish the same, whether her unborn is a girl or a boy.
“I loved that – boy or girl, whatever it is, we hope that’s the case,” she said in the panel discussion of leading feminists and other national figures.
Meghan further said “men can understand that they can be feminists” and they shouldn’t feel uncomfortable about their female counterparts being by their sides.
She made these comments after being asked how her baby bump was treating her, to which the duchess replied, “very well”.
The former actress also revealed that she no longer reads newspapers or uses social media so as to avoid getting “muddled” by the “noise”.
She said it when the senior editor of The Economist, Anne McElvoy, asked her response to newspaper headlines calling her feminism to be “trendy”.
Meghan said: “I don’t read anything – it’s much safer that way.
“But equally, that’s just my own personal preference because I think positive or negative, it can all sort of just feel like noise to a certain extent these days, as opposed to getting muddled with that to focus on the real cause.
“So for me, I think the idea of making the word feminism trendy, that doesn’t make any sense to me personally, right? This is something that is going to be part of the conversation forever.”
The panel, organized by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, had several high-profile speakers including the former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, and famed singer Annie Lennox.
Prince Harry and Meghan will welcome their first child in the spring. Their baby will be seventh in line to the UK’s throne.
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