Prince Harry and Meghan Markle finally put an end the pregnancy rumours on Monday night, with Kensington Palace announcing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in the first half of 2019. The announcement comes as the royal couple enters the first day of their 16-day tour around Australia and the Pacific region. Harry and Meghan are kicking off their tour in Sydney, starting at Admiralty House in Kirribilli, followed by Taronga Zoo and Opera House.
As the couple wed five months ago, Meghan was hailed as the unconventional royal women all over the globe wanted to see. Thirty seven, bi-racial, a divorcee. Yet Markle’s political and feminist history far outweighs the aforementioned labels, as the former actress and Suits star spent much of her pre-Harry life working with the United Nations and World Vision as a vocal advocate for women and girls. As she prepares to become a mother at 37, we take a look back at Meghan’s feminist credentials to date. There is no doubt a feminist will be welcomed into Kensington Palace in 2019 – regardless of whether it’s a boy or a girl.
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