Being praised on social media is not why most people do charity work or devote their lives to championing deserving causes, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t nice when it happens. Meghan Markle is currently in Africa with husband Prince Harry and baby Archie (as if we could forget) and is getting a shout-out for her good work from the other side of the world by Michelle Obama. Women supporting women FTW.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were attending a reception for youth leaders in Africa earlier this week at an event that also included members of the African division of the Obama Foundation Leaders. The event came to the attention of Michelle Obama, who shared a picture of Markle with a group of young change makers and praised Markle, writing “Thank you to my friend, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex @sussexroyal, a thoughtful leader who is breaking the mold and making our world better for it. Whether meeting with our @ObamaFoundation Leaders or helping girls around the world seek the education they deserve, she is an inspiration to so many.”
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Thank you to my friend, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex @sussexroyal, a thoughtful leader who is breaking the mold and making our world better for it. Whether meeting with our @ObamaFoundation Leaders or helping girls around the world seek the education they deserve, she is an inspiration to so many.
This isn’t the first time Michelle has publicly shouted-out Meghan, since the friends have been signing one another’s praises all year. In July, Obama appeared in the highly publicized issue of British Vogue that landed Markle as its first-ever celebrity editor. Markle interviewed Obama for the magazine and the women discussed motherhood, with Obama dropping gems like this: “Motherhood has also taught me that my job is not to bulldoze a path for them in an effort to eliminate all possible adversity. But instead, I need to be a safe and consistent place for them to land when they inevitably fail; and to show them, again and again, how to get up on their own.” Yas. Write that in soothing font on a stained piece of wood and sell it at a craft store, because we are buying it.
Meghan and Harry have been seemingly working non-stop since arriving in Africa, including giving a joint interview at an event helping to raise awareness for mental health, but the pair did manage to take a quick break this week to introduce Archie to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, which was even cuter than we thought it would be. Meghan has continued focusing her time in Africa on charities and organizations that help to support women and children, while Harry has been literally following in the footsteps of his mother, retracing the late Princess Diana’s steps in Angola where she worked in the late 1990s to help bring awareness to the landmine crisis.