The sexist title of this Television Special seeks to pit women against each other; promoting competition rather than collaboration in the palace.
The Duchess of Sussex, the former Meghan Markle, on her lifestyle blog ‘The Tig’: Thought Thursdays contribution, shared these inspirational words that she lived by…
“I am not interested in competing with anyone I am hoping we all make it”
Is Duchess Meghan a difficult diva, who can’t work well with others, as the so called royal experts report? Experts, who have never worked with the Duchess of Sussex, yet they constantly make assertions on Meghan’s character as if they have; and in many instances their commentary contains racist, misogynistic and sexist undertones.
We will only focus on the statements of people, who have actually worked with the Duchess of Sussex. Using their own words provided in tweets, press releases or interviews; our sources are not nameless nor faceless anonymous people.
It is up to YOU the Reader/Viewer to decide WHO you will believe. Will you trust the words of leaders and individuals, who go on the record to share their opinions? People with proven track records of achievements & success? People who operate at the highest levels in their fields? Or would you rather believe people, who make a living spreading gossip & sprewing innuendoes? Individuals who may have never empowered a single soul, and have done nothing for the betterment of humanity?
Whose report will you believe? The nameless, faceless dumpster divers called anonymous sources. Sources who seem to have an agenda…they seem to want to attack the Sussexes. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are working to make the world a better place. A Royal Couple who have huge hearts and tirelessly work to help young people not only in the commonwealth, but around the world. Helping them to build their our own table, to create hubs of empowerment, to lift millions out of poverty, and to thrive in the 21st century.
Diversity of thought is important…Where are leaders & members of the Commonwealth?…Prince Harry is the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.
Where are the men & women of colour? Why were their views not represented? According to TLC only the opinions of tabloids matter. Lady Colin Campbell made a career dumpster diving & tearing down people …She engages in the worst of journalism. This is the same woman who wrote about the The Queen of England’s imagined bedroom habits… Paul Burrell another questionable character is another contributor? Paul Burrell!?… And these are TLC’s credible sources and star contributors? Are they an emblem of TLC’s family values?
US Military USO Tour
The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (the highest-ranking & senior-most military officer in the United States Armed Forces) traveled with the future Duchess of Sussex in 2014 on an USO Tour. Gen (R) Marty Dempsey described the former Meghan Markle as “genuine, kind, humble and compassionate” in his tweet congratulating Meghan & Harry on their marriage.
Aaron Korsch creator of Suits, Cable Tv’s highest rated show, with whom Meghan worked with for seven seasons, described Suits as a family and the former Meghan Markle as a ‘joy to work with’.
“From all of us at USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, we want to send our most heartfelt congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their engagement. Meghan has been a member of our family for seven years and it has been a joy to work with her. We want to thank her for her undeniable passion and dedication to Suits, and we wish her the very best.”
Elizabeth Nyamayaro is a senior advisor to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director UN Women.
Meghan shadowed Elizabeth; and Elizabeth mentored Meghan. Markle requested that she obtain “work experience” to understand how the UN works because
“I don’t just want to show up somewhere and wave my hand and feel like that’s enough. If I’m going to have my name attached or if I’m going do it, I really get very hands-on!” (The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan)
Speaking of Meghan Markle, Elizabeth had this to say:
“Her ability to listen, her passion for other people, wanting to create social change with that level of platform can only be a positive thing. She’ll be fine, she’ll be great in fact.”
Elizabeth was impressed by Meghan’s intelligence, commitment and curiosity of the actress.
Elizabeth and Meghan worked together closely on a number of UN missions and Elizabeth has no doubt that Meghan will thrive in her new royal role.
In 2015, Meghan Markle received a standing ovation from an audience, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, for a speech she made on International Women’s Day.
“Meghan is a true humanitarian. We’re deeply grateful for her contribution as a global ambassador for World Vision over the past two years and for helping to raise awareness for the world’s most vulnerable children.”(Lara Dewar, Chief Marketing and Development Officer, World Vision Canada)
I personally witnessed Meghan’s passion to improve the lives of children and, know her heart to advocate for the rights of girls – to hear and amplify their important voices.
She will undoubtedly bring vast energy to her charity work as a member of the Royal Family. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her and Prince Harry – a couple who clearly have a heart for social justice.” (Lara Dewar, Chief Marketing and Development Officer, World Vision Canada)
One Young World
“But Meghan is the real deal,” says Kate Robertson, co-founder of the charity One Young World.
She invited her to speak on a stage in Dublin after watching her in her hit TV series, Suits, and seeing her UN speech.
When it came to the crunch, Meghan was “so eloquent, so erudite”, she says.
“It wasn’t your average actress stepping up and talking about gender equality. It was the real deal – very forthright, very confident and very un-celebrity.”(Kate Robertson, co-founder of the charity One Young World)
Myna Mahila Foundation
Suhani Jalota (founder of Myna Mahila Foundation)
This foundation helps 10,000 women per month and has made more than 500,000 sanitary pads. It was the only non-UK charity to receive donations from the Royal wedding. “I keep thinking about how many more women we will be able to impact with the couple’s generosity.”
Speaking of the former Meghan Markles’s visit to slums in Mumbai, Ms. Jalota said:
“Meghan sat on the floor of our headquarters talking to the community. She ate the food made by local women in the slum without hesitation.”
“I was surprised to find that Meghan already had in-depth knowledge about the challenges in this low-income community. She made it clear that she wasn’t visiting to just talk about the problems; she was interested in figuring out solutions. ” (Glamour, May 2018)
Meghan Markle had a collaboration with Reitmans, which is one of the oldest fashion retailers in Canada. Speaking of working their working relationship with the Duchess of Sussex, Reitmans stated:
“It has been a very, very positive collaboration. We are very pleased with it.”
Immaculate Heart High School and Middle School
Meghan’s former Immaculate Heart High School and Middle School teacher Maria Pollia, said this about Meghan’s…
Character as a Loving person:
“This person who we see coming in and out of Kensington Palace — and she meets people, she talks to them, she looks in their eyes, and she hugs them … this is the Meghan that I knew. This is not an act. This is not something that’s done for the camera. This is who she really, really is.” (CBC News, posted May 17 2018)
Character as a Humanitarian:
“She knew all of the people by name,” said Pollia. “She knew all the homeless people that I knew. So we would catch up together on, how Bill was and how Betty was.” (CBC News, posted May 17 2018)
Plans to help reshape the monarchy into a more modern institution:
Pollia says she doesn’t believe Markle is doing it deliberately.
“I think definitely, she will operate and do things according to her own conscience and her own way of wanting to do things,” said Pollia. “But in no way does she have any intention of shaking things up. She has a very deep respect for tradition.” (CBC News, posted May 17 2018)
“I started working at a soup kitchen in Skid Row of Los Angeles when I was 13 years old, and the first day I felt really scared, I was young, and it was rough and raw down there, and though I was with a great volunteer group, I just felt overwhelmed.”(The Game Changers: Success Secrets from Inspirational Women Changing The Game and Influencing The World)
“I remember one of my mentors (Mrs. Maria Pollia) told me that ‘life is about putting others’ needs above your own fears,'” Markle said. “Yes, make sure you are safe and never, ever put yourself in a compromising situation, but once that is checked off the list, I think it’s really important for us to remember that someone needs us, and that your act of giving/helping/doing can truly become an act of grace once you get out of your head.” (The Game Changers: Success Secrets from Inspirational Women Changing The Game and Influencing The World)
“She knew all of the people by name. She knew all the homeless people that I knew. So we would catch up together on, how Bill was and how Betty was.” (Maria Pollia, Meghan’s former teacher)
From the age of 13 the Duchess of Sussex volunteered at a soup kitchen in Skid Row of Los Angeles and when she lived in Toronto she “… would ask [her] show executives to ensure that our extra filet mignon and sweets aplenty were donated to a soup kitchen I’d been volunteering at. And they said yes.” ( (ELLE, 2016)
Meghan hosted one dinner that raised funds for 6000 meals.
As Duchess of Sussex, her first solo project was working with the women of Grenfell to create and publish a cookbook entitled Together: Our Community Cookbook by The Hubb Community Kitchen. Sales from this bestseller financed the remodeled of the Community Kitchen; which prepares 200 meals a day or other words 73,000 meals a year for senior citizens, homeless shelters and abused women’s shelters.
How many people have her critics served? When critics say slow down Meghan, what they are in effect telling her is to let 73,000 beneficiaries go hungry.