Meghan Markle’s moving birthday message looks back on a ‘brutal’ decade


As a former actress with a huge bank balance and a member of the royal family, you’d expect Meghan Markle’s birthday list to be quite an expensive read.However, there’s just one thing the Duchess wants on her big day – and it’s the same thing she asks for every year.

While we don’t know exactly how she spends her 39th birthday, it’s likely that she’s in Los Angeles with Prince Harry and Archie, and the easing of the lockdown means she may have a visit from mom Doria and d ‘friends.

But in her pre-royal life, Meghan was very open about her birthday and in her former blog The Tig, she shared a message to a fan sharing her ultimate birthday wish.

On her 33rd birthday, she wrote honestly about her “brutal” 20s, explaining how she struggles with her weight and appearance.

Meghan shared an extremely honest post on her blog The Tig to mark her 33rd birthday

She wrote: “I am 33 years old today. And I am happy.

“And I’m saying it so clearly because, well… it takes time.” To be happy. To find out how to be kind to yourself.

“Don’t just choose this happiness, but feel it.

“My 20s have been brutal – a constant battle with myself, judging by my weight, my style, my desire to be as cool / as hip / as smart / as ‘whatever’ as everyone else.

“My teens were even worse – I was wondering how to fit in, and what that even meant. My high school had cliques: black girls and white girls, Filipinos and Latin girls.

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“Being biracial, I was somewhere in between. So every day during lunch, I took care of meetings – French club, student body, whatever you could do between noon and 1 p.m. – I was there.

“Not so that I am more involved, but not to have to eat alone.

“I must have been around 24 when a casting director looked at me at an audition and said, ‘You have to know that you are enough. Less makeup, more Meghan. ”

“You must know that you are enough. A mantra that has now taken hold of me so deeply that not a day goes by without hearing it ringing in my head.

Meghan and Harry will spend the day in LA

“That five pounds lost won’t make you happier, that more makeup won’t make you prettier, that Jerry Maguire’s now iconic saying – ‘You complete me’ – frankly, is not true.

“You are complete with or without a partner. You are enough as you are. ”

She goes on to ask her fans a favor, telling them what she wants them to do on her birthday.

She writes, “So for my birthday, this is what I would like for a present: I want you to be kind to yourself.

“I want you to challenge yourself. I want you to stop chatting, trying a food that scares you, buying coffee for someone just because, telling someone you love them… and telling yourself after.

“I want you to find your happiness.

” I did it. And it has never been so good.

” I have enough. “


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