Meghan Markle: Archie ‘would have been protected’ says expert
The Duchess of Sussex recalled a quote from the book ‒ “if you can see it, you can be it” ‒ which she related to the importance of representation and diversity. Meghan said: “We read these books and now he’s been ‒ there’s one line in it that goes, ‘If you can see it, you can be it’. “And he goes, ‘You can be it!’ and I think about that so often, especially in the context of these young girls, but even grown women and men who I would meet in our time in the Commonwealth, how much it meant to them to be able to see someone who looks like them in this position.”
She added: “I could never understand how it wouldn’t be seen as an added benefit and a reflection of the world today.”
Australian historian Professor Jenny Hocking said that, while Meghan relates this quote to race, it can also be applied to Australia and its relationship with the Royal Family.
She argued that while Australians can see the monarch as the head of state, they can never be it, whereas if they had an Australian head of state, it is something they could aspire to and achieve.
She told Express.co.uk: “One of the things I wanted to say that I found very important about Meghan’s comments, in particular, is when she related her favourite kids’ book that she reads to her son Archie, which was about the importance of representation.