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Meghan Delivers Another Inspiring Speech–And Her Dad Won’t Leave Her Alone

Meghan and Harry are still in Los Angeles and still supporting the causes that are important to her. Not only is the Duchess of Sussex speaking out (and looking fabulous), but she’s also maintaining her cool while Thomas Markle allegedly continues to harass her with unwanted letters.

Girl Up Leadership Summit

Duchess Meghan gave the keynote speech this week for the Girl Up Leadership Summit. The summit is linked to the UN Foundation, a group that Meghan had to distance herself from after joining up with the Royal Family.

The UK Royals are supposed to remain apolitical, which means that their charity work can’t be affiliated with the United Nations or other political organizations. Now she’s free to talk to whomever she wants about whatever she wants. And she can do her hair however she wants, too.

Meghan praised the inspiring young women who are making changes happen in the world–and shaking up those in power.

“This is a humanity that desperately needs you. To push it, to push us, forcefully in a more inclusive, more just, and more empathetic direction,” Meghan said.

“To not only frame the debate but be in charge of the debate — on racial justice, gender, climate change, mental health and well-being, on civic engagement, on public service, on so much more. That’s the work you’re already out there doing.”

Meghan Reveals How Hard It Was to Leave

The Duchess also spoke about the difficulty of doing the right thing when all seems stacked against you.

“Look, sometimes it’s not obvious what to do. Often, it’s fear that paralyzes us and stops us from being brave and being bold. But don’t underestimate that you have some of the answers. Don’t underestimate your ability to push through the fear,” she said, speaking passionately.

“You have, rooted in your convictions, the ability to craft a world that you know is just and kind. Your gut will tell you what’s right and what’s wrong; what’s fair and unfair. The hardest part—and it was the hardest part for me—is to chase your convictions with action.”

Hey, it’s almost like she’s talking about her own decision to escape with her husband from the Royal Family! While Meghan is not likely to ever spill the tea directly about their split from the House of Windsor, it’s at least clear why she made the decision. It was simply the right thing to do.

Thomas Markle Is Still Trying to Get Back in His Daughter’s Life

Meanwhile, she’s still fending off overtures from her estranged father. Thomas Markle seemed to fade into the background for a during Meghan and Harry’s lawsuit against the very tabloids to which he once tattled.

However, “Toxic Tom” is allegedly back at it again. Us Weekly reports that he has been sending her letters in California. Letters they claim are unopened.

How would a gossip magazine know that? Meghan and Harry aren’t engaging with the press, and you can bet that they’ve locked down their inner circle after the Jessica Mulroney debacle. Anything you read about the Sussexes in a tabloid should be approached with a grain of salt the size of Buckingham Palace.

Ella Lyons

Ella Lyons

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