Meghan Markle has opened up on her ‘brutal mental battle’ she suffered growing up in unearthed letter to herself.
Meghan Markle has given fans an insight into the ‘brutal mental battle’ she faced growing up as she shares unearthed letter to herself.
The Duchess of Sussex, who celebrated her 41st birthday earlier this week with a message from Prince William and Kate Middleton (opens in new tab), but while Meghan remained silent on the day after going public to mark her 40th birthday last year, she was quite outspoken about her childhood on her 33rd birthday.
In an unearthed letter, posted to her former lifestyle blog The Tig, Meghan told her followers about the ‘brutal’ battle she faced growing up.
Back in 2014, she wrote, “I am 33 years old today. And I am happy. And I say that so plainly because, well…it takes time.
“To be happy. To figure out how to be kind to yourself. To not just choose that happiness, but to feel it.”
She spoke about her struggle to fit in, “My 20s were brutal – a constant battle with myself, judging my weight, my style, my desire to be as cool/as hip/as smart/as ‘whatever’ as everyone else.
“My teens were even worse – grappling with how to fit in, and what that even meant. My high school had cliques: the black girls and white girls, the Filipino and the Latina girls. Being biracial, I fell somewhere in between,” she added.
She recalled the moment her mental outlook changed, and told her followers, “I must have been…