“I don’t wake up every day and identify as being anything other than who I’ve always been.”
- In the new TV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, opened up about her identity as a biracial woman.
- During her visit to Nyanga township in Cape Town for the royal tour, Meghan gave an empowering speech.
- The duchess told the crowd, “I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of color, and as your sister,” the importance of which she reflected on in the documentary.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new TV documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, has given fans an honest glimpse behind the scenes of one of the world’s most famous couples.
In a series of personal and emotional interviews, both Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry opened up to ITV’s Tom Bradby about the issues affecting them in their day-to-day lives. And in a particularly poignant moment, Bradby referred to an emotive speech that Meghan gave upon arriving to the Nyanga township in Cape Town during the royal tour.
Bradby noted that Meghan “talked about being a woman of color in the same breath as you talked about being in the royal family,” and how important that was for people to hear. In response, Meghan explained, “I would hope that people … the world would get to a point where you just see us as a couple who’s in love. I don’t wake up every day and identify as being anything other than who I’ve always been. I’m Meghan and I married this incredible man and this, to me, is just part of our love story.”
Meghan also opened up about her unforgettable statement, “I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of color, and as your sister.” She revealed, “But for me, when I made the choice to add those words into the speech, it was really at the last minute. … It just felt right.”
She also noted that, although so much has changed since she joined the royal family, she’s still the same person. The duchess told Bradby, “Because it’s true, before I was part of this family, that’s how I identified, with people and connection. As a mother now, as a wife now, but just as a woman, and as a woman of color, which has been brought to the forefront in a more prominent way.”
Harry & Meghan: An African Journey will air in the United States on Wednesday, October 23, at 10 p.m. ET, on ABC.