Meghan Markle, throughout the majority of her life, has found herself in situations that demand thick skin. Be it playing the adored character of Rachel Zane on Suits or taking on the role of Prince Harry’s wife and the Duchess of Sussex. Despite the discrepancy between the two roles, Markle has maintained dignity and has used her platform to make the world a better place.
During her time as a working Royal, Meghan Markle had her heart in the right place as she focused on many animal welfare organizations. In 2019, the Duchess was around town visiting her patronages and this brought her to the Mayhew center for rescue dogs. During a visit that was supposed to be full of warmth and fuzzy considering dogs were on the agenda, Meghan Markle received an unexpected comment about her body.
Meghan Markle pairs Armani coat with thick skin and humility
In 2019, Meghan Markle, despite her evident bump, did not slack off on her animal welfare projects. The Duchess was six months pregnant when she visited her patronage, Mayhew. Markle also stopped to greet visitors, supporters, and volunteers. It was during one such meeting that a woman called Meghan Markle a ” fat lady,” as reported by E! News. The term in any circumstance isn’t pleasing or light-hearted. But you can count on Markle to take the jibe with ease.
The lady calling Meghan Markle a fat lady with such pride is the funniest thing Iv seen today
— 𝐹𝒾𝓉𝒸𝒽 𝐵𝒶𝒸𝑒 🖤🥀 (@fitch_bace) January 19, 2019
The Jamaican woman that called Markle a “fat lady,” was not shaming the Duchess in any way, as her initial greetings entailed calling Markle “lovely”. She made the “fat” comment in the context of the actress’s baby bump.
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Her choice of words that resulted in a sea of baffled faces can be accounted to cultural differences. And the Duchess smoothly replied, “I’ll take it,” as she let out a giggle, proving that the best accessory to pair $1,600 Armani coat is thick skin and good humor.
Is the Duchess still a Mayhem patron?
Meghan Markle became a patron for the Mayhem animal charity in 2019 and continued to work with them even after Megxit. However, it was in 2022 that the animal welfare organization announced that their patronage has come to an end. The former actress marked the end of her association with Mayhem with a message encouraging everyone to continue to support the Mayhem Animal charity and other such charities that contribute towards animal welfare.
Our Royal Patronage with The Duchess of Sussex came to an end at the beginning of the year. It's been an incredible privilege for Mayhew to have worked closely with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, since 2019 when she became our Patron. Full statement: https://t.co/dzSh7z9bTO. pic.twitter.com/RgdgwgqbQ5
— Mayhew 🐶🐱 (@themayhew) April 6, 2022
Her passion towards dog protection stems from being a rescue dog owner. Before moving to England, the Suits actress owned two dogs, one of which she left in the care of her friend.
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Markle also adopted another dog with Prince Harry after their marriage. While most of her Royal patronages ended, Markle continues to support causes such as women’s empowerment through her recently announced Smart Works Charity partnership. And the Archwell Foundation’s success is an entire front page in itself.
What did you think about Markle’s response to being called a “fat lady”? Let us know in the comments below.
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Joan FarrellFebruary 21, 2023 at 2:14 am
Jayne moyeFebruary 21, 2023 at 4:03 am
Only in the states isit an insult to call someone fat. In Africa for instance being fat is a sign of prosperity. The poorer ou are the thinner you are. I’m sure Jamaica is the same. She was actually being complemented. I think Megan handled it with grace and charm…as always.
PauletteFebruary 21, 2023 at 5:33 am
I’m Jamaican and I know the lady had no bad intentions. She was referring indeed to her baby bump.
Jamaicans love Megan. She is brilliant, beautiful , compassionate yet dreadfully mis understood.
She is special. A leader, resilient yet feel deeply about truth and fairness. May God bless keep and guide her precious family and keep her marriage intact. ❤️
XeroFebruary 21, 2023 at 7:13 am
Lol my gid what would I do if she wasn’t fighting for my dog that I never owned.
I’m a man I can’t be a woman so her fighting for woman empowerment don’t affect me. So what great deeds she has done thank you. You were far more important to me without the media attention.
JosephineFebruary 24, 2023 at 5:18 am
I know that saying fat is prosperity in jamacian culture. I’m american and I lived there they said I looked poor because I was thin so you took it graciously like a true princess that you aer may God bless your beautiful family. P. S. praying for all of families will get back 🙏 together for the children’s sake God bless