Meghan Markle: ‘There’s no better time’ for #MeToo, Time’s Up movements

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WATCH: Meghan Markle outlines her vision to use the momentum of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements to continue championing women's rights – Feb 28, 2018

Soon-to-be royal Meghan Markle is standing up for women.

Flanked by her fiancé Prince Harry, his brother Prince William and wife Kate Middleton, Markle spoke out about the #MeToo and Time’s Up campaigns at the first annual Royal Foundation forum.

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She may not be a royal — yet — but Markle outlined (as much as she was allowed) her future plans for charitable work.

Using her first-ever official platform to argue the royals should harness the power of movements to shine a light on women, Markle said they “need to feel empowered.”

“Women don’t need to find a voice,” she said. “They have a voice. They need to feel empowered to use it, and people need to be encouraged to listen.”

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She specifically spoke up about the two campaigns dominating the conversation, #MeToo and Time’s Up, and how both men and women need to come together if humanity is going to see any real change.

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“We’re seeing so many campaigns — #MeToo, and Time’s Up,” she said. “There is no better time than to really continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people really helping to support them, men included in that. It makes such a tremendous difference.”

The Royal Foundation is a philanthropic organization currently run by Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry.

Markle and Prince Harry are getting married in May.

(You can listen to Markle in the video, top.)


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