Meghan Markle says she was made to feel ‘ambition is a terrible thing for women’

Meghan Markle told Serena Williams on her podcast that during her courtship days with Prince Harry, she was made to feel terrible about having ambition.

Meghan Markle says she was made to feel ‘ambition is a terrible thing for women’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at United Nations headquarters in July. (AP/PTI)(AP)

Meghan Markle has revealed that as she began dating her now-husband, Prince Harry, she was made to feel that having an ambition was a ‘terrible’ thing. Meghan is a former actor who was given the title of Duchess of Sussex upon her joining the royal family of Britain. The couple moved to her native California after stepping down as members of the British royal family in 2020.

Meghan was last seen in the role of Rachel Zane in the long-running American legal drama, Suits. She has now opened up about having ambition during a podcast, titled, The Misconception of Ambition with Serena Williams.

According to The Guardian, Meghan said, “I don’t remember personally feeling the negative connotation behind the word ambitious until I started dating my now husband, and apparently ambition is a terrible, terrible thing. For women.” She further said, “Since I felt the negativity behind it, it’s really hard to unfeel it. I can’t unsee it either in the millions of girls and women who make themselves smaller, so much smaller on a regular basis.”

Meghan also talked about how the society treats women and men differently after they become parents. “The double standard between how men and women are treated after having kids is so, so real. I’ve felt it,” she said.

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