Meghan Markle was slammed for her egocentrism after her speech at the One Young World summit in Manchester on Monday that was supposed to revolve around “gender equality” issues.
Reports suggested that during her seven minute speech, to roughly 2,000 people, Markle referred to herself at least 54 times.
“I can’t visualize or comprehend how the 2,000 young people understood a word of what she was talking about,” Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, commented. “It made no sense. It was all about her and related everything to herself. I don’t think she knew what she was talking about. It was just ‘me, me, me’ and praising herself.”
The only relief from Markle speaking about herself came in a brief anecdote about a young woman from Eritrea who had escaped her home country. Other than that, the speech focused on Markle herself.
Meghan bragged of how she went from being “the girl from Suits” to being “invited to pull up a seat at the table” with various leaders.
Royal author Phil Dampier echoed, “The speech was really about her. She was using it as a platform to talk about herself and her past involvement with the organization but it didn’t tell the audience anything practical in terms of advice to fulfil their potential.”
“And then it was Meghan’s turn. Poised, smiling, she took to the podium to tell the audience all about… Meghan,” Daily Mail columnist Sarah Vine wrote. “About how she has been with the organisation since 2014, about how humbled (tick), in awe (tick), nervous (tick) she felt about being in such incredible company. … As for gender equality, she didn’t mention it once.”
One woman from Manchester told The Daily Mail, “She’s a fake humanitarian and a fake feminist. She’s a social climber… she thought she could be a celebrity in the Royal Family and she’s the most toxic, divisive woman I’ve ever heard of in my life.”
In late August, heavy criticism was leveled at Markle after she claimed a South African actor had gushed that her marriage into the British royal family caused South Africans to celebrate just as they had for Mandela’s release.
Promoting her new podcast, “Archetypes,” Markle claimed that when she attended the 2019 London premiere of the live-action version of The Lion King, a cast member pulled her aside, “‘I just need you to know: When you married into this family, we rejoiced in the streets the same we did when Mandela was freed from prison.'”
“It cannot be equated to as the same,” Zwelivelile Mandela, Mandela’s grandson snapped, per The Daily Mail. “Madiba’s celebration was based on overcoming 350 years of colonialism with 60 years of a brutal apartheid regime in South Africa.”
A royal commentator, Richard Fitzwilliams, told The Daily Mail: “When she quotes an enthusiastic supporter saying that her marriage into the royal family led to rejoicing in the streets ‘the same as we did when Mandela was freed from prison’ it’s an utterly crazy comparison which speaks volumes about the person making it.”
“It’s breathtaking — her arrogance, her rudeness and her taking everything for granted and not giving anything back attitude,” echoed Angela Levin, author of “Harry: Conversations with the Prince,” to GMB News. “And I think it’s a tragedy that she has convinced Harry that his family is so awful. When you mentioned they saw the Queen at the Jubilee, it was only for 15 minutes because she was extremely busy… they could have come another time.”
After word got out of Markle’s Mandela reference, the hashtag #VoetsekMeghan trended in South Africa. “Voetsek” means “go away” or “get lost.”