‘She came home to vote,’ Steinhem said of the royal’s decision to return to the US after she and Prince Harry stepped down as senior members of the royal family earlier this year.
‘The first thing we did... the reason why she came to see me was... we sat at the dining room table where I am right now and cold-called voters and said “Hello, I’m Meg” and “Hello, I’m Gloria…are you going vote?” That was her initiative.’
Steinem also opened up about her admiration for the mother-of-one.
‘She has a stereotype hanging over her head of this “princess”,’ she said. ‘I think there was a book once called A Princess Ate My Daughter. The whole idea of ‘princess’ is a problem. We had a whole revolution to get rid of royalty.
‘Meg is herself, smart, authentic, funny [and] political.’
Last month, the pair met to discuss women’s rights and the importance of voting.
For the meeting, Duchess of Sussex wore a simple white T-shirt, Anine Bing striped herringbone-jacquard straight-leg trousers and a wide-brim summer hat while sitting on a wooden deck chair in her Montecito garden. Meanwhile, Steinhem dressed in head-to-toe black.
Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex and @GloriaSteinem discuss representation, why each vote matters and how all women “are linked, not ranked." MAKERS has an exclusive look at that historic backyard chat! 🙌 Q&A to come tomorrow! https://t.co/e0WY2hjTju pic.twitter.com/AExOmNdWIb— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) August 25, 2020
‘Meg, welcome home, I’m so glad that you’re home,’ the journalist told the Duchess, to which Markle responded: ‘Thank you. Me too, for so many reasons.’
Markle later told Steinhem: ‘People forget how hard women like you and so many others before you fought for us to be where we are right now.'
“We vote to honor those who came before us and to protect those who will come after us.”— When We All Vote (@WhenWeAllVote) August 21, 2020
Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, joined our #CouchParty with @samanthabarry, @ValerieJarrett, @YNB, @djdiamondkuts, and @angiemartinez for an inspiring night of strong women ✨👏 pic.twitter.com/p2h7sWcJrB
Days before, the royal addressed the public and discussed her excitement for the 2020 presidential race.
‘When I think about voting and why this is so exceptionally importance for all of us, I would frame it as: We vote to honour those who came before us and to protect those who will come after us because that’s what community is all about and that’s specifically what this election is all about.’
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