Meghan Markle's #DayOfTheGirl Post Features A Video Of Her As A Child

This weekend sees the UN celebrate the International Day of the Girl, created to highlight suffering and inequality of women around the world and celebrate women's achievements and potential.

The Duchess of Sussex, a champion of women's rights, celebrated the day via the couple's shared Instagram account. 

And, lo and behold, there's footage of an 11-year-old Meghan championing a cause.

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The caption includes the explanation: "The Duchess of Sussex has been a long-time advocate for women’s and girls rights and at the age of eleven campaigned against a sexist advertisement, which was then changed. No matter what age, or what background you have the power to make an impact.

"HRH recently shared a quote during a speech in Cape Town: 'Visualize your highest self, and show up as her.' To all of the young girls reading this today on International Day of the Girl, that quote is for you."

In the video, young Markle explains, "If you see something that you don't like or are offended by, on television or any other place, write letters and send them to the right people and you can really make a difference for not just yourself but lots of other people."

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[Sound On ] Today is International #DayoftheGirl, a day observed globally and created by the United Nations to acknowledge the gender inequality that exists worldwide. Be it lack of access to education, stigma surrounding MHM, forced child marriage, legal or medical inequality, or gender-based violence, there is a pressing need to support young women in their path to excellence. It is also a day to celebrate and encourage girls to know their value and to support them in taking action to grow into the women they wish to be. The Duchess of Sussex has been a long time advocate for women’s and girls rights and at the age of eleven campaigned against a sexist advertisement, which was then changed. No matter what age, or what background you have the power to make an impact. HRH recently shared a quote during a speech in Cape Town: “Visualize your highest self, and show up as her.” • To all of the young girls reading this today on International Day of the Girl, that quote is for you. Video©️SussexRoyal (Images used are from accounts we have followed and PA images)

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An incredible role model for girls – and all children – everywhere.

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