The Duchess of Sussex has expressed her disappointment at being told “millions of times” that she’s lucky the Duke of Sussex chose her when they got engaged.
eghan labeled the comments gendered and stereotypical, and said that Harry “countered the story” by saying: “It’s all wrong. I am a lucky person for choosing me”.
The former Suits actress said “everyone” made comments, but gave no further details.
However, her comment was interspersed with an audio clip archived on the royal wedding day with cheers from the crowd and an American broadcaster saying: “The happy couple has the world mesmerized. fascinated with their real-life fairy tales.”
In her latest Archetypes podcast for Spotify featuring actress Mindy Kaling, Meghan said: “When I started dating my husband, we were engaged. Everyone was like, ‘Oh my god, you’re so lucky, he picked you’.
“At some point, after you hear it a million times, you’re like, ‘um, I picked him too’.
“But, fortunately, I had a partner who countered that story for me and said, ‘They were all wrong. I’m the lucky one because you chose me’.
“But it’s gendered and it’s patterned and stereotyped that you’re lucky, and it just creates the idea that you’re waiting for someone to tell you you’re good enough, as opposed to knowing you’re good enough. Your own is enough. “
Crowds flocked to see Queen Harry’s grandson and American actress Meghan on their wedding day in May 2018, which included a star-studded ceremony at the 15th-century St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Meghan wore a pristine white Clare Waight Keller wedding dress at Givenchy.
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The Duchess began the podcast by saying: “When I was 14 years old, I was planning my wedding. Not my actual wedding, that would be a little harder to imagine.”
She describes how it really is a religious study assignment at her Catholic school and how she wants her wedding to be at the Bel Air Hotel, with “Swan Lake” and “oh my god. , the dress was strapless and had pockets and I would have seen it in a bridal magazine.”
“I took this project seriously, I wanted to get an A. And I did. Maybe I got an A minus,” Meghan said.
She questioned why the mission exists, saying: “You can’t always say ‘No. My dream for the future is to be single’.
“The message even at my feminist school is as traditional as it is. First love comes. Then comes the marriage.”
Meghan has also been married before. In 2011, she married film producer Trevor Engelson on a beach in Jamaica in a flowing, strapless, long white dress with diamante belt detailing.
When Kate Middleton was dating Prince William in their early days, she told a friend who commented how lucky she was to date him: “He’s so lucky to be dating me .”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/meghan-criticises-suggestions-she-was-lucky-to-be-chosen-by-harry-as-his-bride-41965878.html Meghan criticizes suggestions she is lucky to be chosen by Harry as his bride