The Duchess of Sussex has dismissed comments she was lucky Prince Harry chose her as his bride as “gendered, archetyped and stereotyped” in a new podcast, released as the couple arrived in Germany to promote the Invictus Games.
Meghan said that when she and Harry got engaged, “everyone was just like: ‘Oh, my God, you’re so lucky, he chose you’. At a certain point, after you hear it a million times over, you’re like: ‘Well, I chose him, too.’
“But, thankfully, I have a partner who was countering that narrative for me and going: ‘They’ve got it all wrong. I’m the lucky one because you chose me.’
“But it is gendered and it’s archetyped and stereotyped that you’re so lucky, and it just feeds into this idea that you’re waiting for someone to tell you that you’re good enough, as opposed to knowing that you’re good enough on your own,” she said.
Meghan made the comments as she interviewed the US actor Mindy Kaling about the joys, challenges and stigmas of being a single woman.
It was released as the Sussexes arrived in Düsseldorf, west Germany, for the one-year countdown to the next Invictus Games, which are to be held in the city next year.
Meghan also revealed: “When I was 14, I planned my wedding. Not my actual wedding – that would have been a bit harder to imagine.” The wedding planning project was set as a religious studies assignment at her Catholic school.
The duchess, who has married twice, said she wanted her wedding to be in…