Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle makes it into the UK Vogue’s inaugural list of influential women in Britain alongside Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Supreme Court President Baroness Brenda Hale and singer Dua Lipa.
UK Vogue introduces the women in the list as an “extraordinary cast of leaders defining – and redefining – the way we live now”. Dubbed as the ‘Vogue 25’, these women are hailed from different fields like the arts, media, journalism, literature, sciences, and politics.
Meghan and Prince Harry’s relationship sparked widespread interest on both sides of the Atlantic, especially on the British side. As a divorced and biracial American, the former Suits star was subjected to sexist and racist slurs from the British tabloids. And, with the long list of royal protocols she and Prince Harry had been breaking and their recent wedding on May 19, it is no wonder that Meghan “captured the public imagination like no other this year” according to UK Vogue.
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However, before her relationship with Prince Harry thrust her into the British spotlight, Meghan was already an actress who appeared in several American movies and series like Remember Me, Anti-Social and Suits.
She is also active in humanitarian work and in advocating for women and ethnic minorities. In 2015, she delivered a speech on International Women’s Day on gender equality as part of her work with the United Nations. She was also a global ambassador for World Vision Canada and a counselor for the One Young World charity.
Others included in the list are Sinéad Burke, Letitia Wright, Orla Doherty, Grace Ladoja, Natalie Kingham, Priyanka Joshi, Vicky Featherstone, Karen Blackett, Hannah Anderson, Antonia Romeo, Carole Cadwalladr, Amelia Gentleman, Katharine Viner, Carolyn McCall, Ruth Davidson, Maria Balshaw, Edie Campbell, Amal Clooney, Yana Peel, Stella McCartney, Adwoa Aboah, Collette Roche, and Sue Y Nabi.
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