The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan gave an empowering speech during her royal tour in Fiji. In her speech, she talked about how she worked to pay for her own tuition fees.
This could be seen as a sly dig at her father, Thomas Markle. As he claimed to have paid for her studies.
Meghan Markle delivered a motivating speech to a group of women at University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. There, she explained the importance of education in developing countries.
The royal bride told them about how she had worked a part time job on campus. She told them that it was to pay for her university tuition fees at Northwester University, where she studied theatre.
The Duchess of Sussex said:-
“As a university graduate, I know the personal feeling of pride and excitement that comes with attending university”.
“From the moment you receive your acceptance letter, to the exams you spend countless late nights studying for. All the lifelong friendships you make with your fellow alumni, and the moment you receive your diploma”.
“I am truly aware of the challenges of being able to afford this level of schooling for many people around the world. Myself included”.
“It was all through scholarships, financial aid programmes and work-study where my earnings from a job on campus went directly towards my tuition. And, I was able to attend university”.
Her statement comes in a stark contrast to her father.
Wondering how? Well, Thomas Markle previously claimed how he had funded Meghan’s university education. Mr Markle said he paid Meghan’s £23,000-a-year university fees with his £580,000 lottery winnings.
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He previously told The Royal UK: “When Meghan was 11 years old, she moved back in with me up until she was 17 and went to college”.
“I was having my good years then. I was making good money, and could afford to give her the best, with a good school, good education and good home”.
“And now, she has become the woman that she is today. All thanks to me, for what I did just for her”.