Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has had plenty of guidance from palace staff on how to be a royal. But her latest piece of advice comes from someone closer to home — former first lady Michelle Obama.
“Like me, Meghan probably never dreamt that she’d have a life like this, and the pressure you feel — from yourself and from others — can sometimes feel like a lot,” Obama told the British magazine Good Housekeeping, according to interview excerpts published Monday.
“So my biggest piece of advice would be to take some time and don’t be in a hurry to do anything. I spent the first few months in the White House mainly worrying about my daughters, making sure they were off to a good start at school and making new friends before I launched into any more ambitious work. I think it’s okay — it’s good, even — to do that.”
Obama was encouraging of the Duchess to pursue issues she feels passionate about. Both women have made the empowerment of women and girls a priority in their respective roles.
“What I’d say is that there’s so much opportunity to do good with a platform like that — and I think Meghan can maximize her impact for others, as well her own happiness, if she’s doing something that resonates with her personally,” Obama said. Read more