Meghan Markle has spoken of her frustration that people thought she was “lucky” that Prince Harry had decided to marry her, saying she always wanted to retort, “Well, I chose him too.” .”
Arkle, also known as the Duchess of Sussex, said in the third episode of her podcast series “everyone” thought she was lucky to be with Harry, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, who was once considered one of the world stars
the most suitable bachelors.
She claimed she heard how lucky she was “a million times over” and said she was grateful that Harry himself “counteracted the narrative for me” by saying, “I’m the lucky one because you chose me”. Markle argued that the tendency to praise a woman’s luck in finding a husband is “gendered, archetypal and stereotypical.”
The podcast episode, in which she interviewed actress, writer and producer Mindy Kaling, addressed the “old maid archetype”: the reputation of women unmarried by choice or circumstance.
“[Being] unmarried still carries a stigma,” Markle told her Spotify audience. “What is so threatening about women living outside marriage?”
The Duchess also spoke about her upbringing, describing herself as a “latchkey” who was often alone, in a claim that will raise questions about her relationship with her estranged father and the mother she is said to be close.
As the self-described “ugly duckling” at school, she also spoke of making herself “smart” rather than “pretty” and filling her lunch hour with clubs.
Discussing the tendency for women to “settle” with a man who doesn’t quite suit them for fear of ending up alone and without children, Markle spoke of her surprise when asked to name her perfect wedding planning a RE lesson at her all-girls high school three decades ago.
From meeting Prince Harry when she was still an actress suitsShe said, “When I started dating my husband and got engaged, everyone was like, ‘Oh my god, you’re so lucky he chose you!'” she said.
“And at a certain point, after you’ve heard it a million times, you’re like, ‘Well, I picked him too?’
Markle and her husband are on a short trip to Europe and traveled to Germany yesterday for the Invictus Games founded by Harry.
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https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/britain/harry-was-lucky-i-chose-him-says-meghan-the-self-proclaimed-ugly-duckling-41967493.html Harry was lucky I chose him, says Meghan, the self-proclaimed ‘ugly duckling’