Meghan: We hope ’embryonic kicking of feminism’ is in our child

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The Duchess of Sussex has joked she can feel the “embryonic kicking of feminism” inside her as she joined a star-studded panel of feminists and national figures to mark International Women’s Day.

Meghan told reporters: “I’d seen this documentary on Netflix about feminism and one of the things they said during pregnancy was I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism. I loved that.

“So boy or girl or whatever it is, we hope that that’s the case with, our little bump.”

The Duchess was joined at King’s College London by stars including singer Annie Lennox and former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard, to debate a range of issues affecting women today.

The royal also revealed she doesn’t read newspapers or look at Twitter to avoid getting “muddled” by the “noise”.

She said: “I don’t read anything, it’s much safer that way, because I think positive or negative, it can all sort of just feel like noise to a certain extent these days, as opposed to getting muddled with that to focus on the real cause.”

Meanwhile, it’s been announced the Duchess has become the vice-president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. Husband Prince Harry is president of the organisation, while his grandmother, the Queen, is patron.

The trust says Meghan will concentrate on its work supporting women and girls.

Nicola Brentnall, the trust’s chief executive, said: “We are particularly delighted that the first opportunity of formally working together with Her Royal Highness comes on International Women’s Day.

“This squares perfectly with our focus on amplifying the work and contribution of those furthest away from power.”

It is thought Meghan, who is heavily pregnant, is due to give birth to her first child with Prince Harry, around April.

(c) Sky News 2019: Meghan: We hope ’embryonic kicking of feminism’ is in our child

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