It comes as no surprise that American actress turned British royal has taken the world by complete storm. A name that was only known by devout Suits watchers is now easily recognized by men, women, boys, and girls globally.
In a short amount of time, Meghan Markle has certainly made a name for herself and has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. From the moment she met her real-life Prince Charming, she’s been on the fast track to fame.
After a rather speedy engagement by royal standards, Meghan and Prince Harry tied the knot on May 19th with millions watching in wide-eyed amazement. They couldn’t possibly be more opposite in appearance, traits, lifestyles, and backgrounds, but many believe that’s exactly why they make such an incredible pair.
Contrary to what many had originally assumed, the devout royal fans have welcomed her with open arms and now consider her as one of their own. Now, just weeks after becoming a Mrs., she’s managed to already break records and pave new ways for royals going forward.
Now, at only 36 years old, she has claimed a lofty, sought-after honor. It was recently announced that the new Duchess of Sussex has officially been named in U.K. Vogue’s list of “Women Shaping 2018.”
For Meghan, this is no small feat. She prides herself on being an advocate for women and being the voice for those who feel they have none. Not only is it a great honor for her, but it’s also monumental in the fact that she is the only royal to make the list, beating out her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, and her grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth.
This list is comprised of 25 women who are setting the standard for females worldwide. In it, she’s hailed as a “campaigning feminist.” Vogue states: “Her influence stretches far beyond the ceaseless coverage of her style - as a biracial campaigning feminist from America, she is helping to forge a new 21st-century identity for the monarchy.”
In her short amount of time as an official royal, she’s certainly found a way to make a name for herself and cause many to fall in love with her as a person. Her boldness, character, and love for women worldwide will forever leave a lasting legacy not only for those that follow in her footsteps but also for those young girls who consider her a role model and hero.
We can’t wait to see just what the future holds for the Duchess. Congratulations on such a high honor, Meghan!