Meghan Markle breaks her silence about her first ever job

Jaimie-lee Prince
Oct 19, 2018
03:01 P.M.
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The Duchess of Sussex was touched as she shared how much like us she used to be. Back in the day, Markle was tasked with "taking out the trash," a job that contributed to who she is now.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are having an emotional Australian tour. Markle spoke to students at the Macarthur Girls High School in Sydney, PEOPLE reported. She related to the young girls through her past. 

"You guys all remind me so much of myself when I was growing up. I went to an all-girls school which was incredibly diverse as well."

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Markle wore Stuart Weitzman pumps. Her navy Athena Pleated Midi Dress was designed by Roksanda Ilinčić.

The girls, aged about 14, discussed their program: "In League in Harmony Youth Advocate." It seeks to empower youth to make a difference in their communities and to strive for social justice.

Markle told the girls:

"I think being around such empowered young women, it becomes something that you all just grasp onto to understand your world."


She further encouraged them:

"It's made you confident, well-spoken. You have an intention set to really do something to change the world, and you have to keep it up."

The 37-year-old opened up about her first job that involved "taking out the trash." She said it shaped her into the person she is today.


She added:

"It makes me so emotional. You're doing really, really good work and I'm so happy that we're here. We give you our full support."

Markle grew up with her own challenges at home. Her parents divorced at the age of six. From there, she worked on set with her dad Thomas Markle for years.


Doria Ragland, Markle's mother, was a social worker. Her father was a lighting director.

Markle's dad has been giving her strife throughout the year.

At the event, Prince Harry pointed out the importance that male figures play. The 34-year-old implored advocating for equality and empowerment.

"Men help as well by getting involved, we have to."


The prince and his wife just announced that they will be expecting their first child in Spring 2019.

Throughout the week, they've received several gifts including a stuffed kangaroo and some Ugg boots for the new baby. Markle also got a toy tiara from a young girl. 

And while Markle may be around four months along already, she hasn't held back on showcasing her stunning fashion sense.


The day before visiting the school, she and Harry went to Bondi Beach to interact with the locals.

The Duchess wore a chic beach dress as she walked barefoot along the sand. Striped and sleeveless, the olive-colored dress showed off Markle's slim body.


She and Harry took part in a "Fluro Friday" session organized by One Wave. The organization focuses on mental health issues.

The session allowed persons of all ages to open up about issues they are dealing with. Markle spoke about her challenges with pregnancy so far.

She said that she felt like she was having jet lag without the traveling. We're sure several of her admirers could relate to her pregnancy woes.