When it comes to living a life of privilege, you can’t get any more lucky than Meghan Markle.
A successful actress who is about to marry Prince Harry and become part of the British royal family, the former Suits star wants for nothing.
But while it might be all too easy for the princess bride-to-be to rest on her laurels, Meghan has revealed there was one life changing moment she experienced when she was young that’s made her realise she can never take anything for granted.
After being interviewed for a new book The Game Changers: Success Secrets from Inspirational Women Changing The Game and Influencing The World, Meghan gave some insight into how her life changed after one particular incident.
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“I started working at a soup kitchen in Skid Row of Los Angeles when I was 13 years old, and the first day I felt really scared,” Meghan explains in the book, according to the Daily Mail.
“I was young, and it was rough and raw down there, and though I was with a great volunteer group, I just felt overwhelmed.
“I remember one of my mentors [Mrs. Maria Pollia] told me that ‘life is about putting others' needs above your own fears’. That has always stayed with me.”
For Meghan, who has previously served as an Ambassador for World Vision Canada and UN Women, officially becoming part of the royal family after her May 2018 wedding to Prince Harry will see her focuses shift elsewhere.
"[Meghan] is incredibly grateful for the experiences she has had with both organisations, but has told them she will have to end her Ambassador roles as she embarks on the next stage in her life,” a royal representative told Fox News.
"She is focusing on traveling around the UK in the months ahead and will join The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as a Patron of The Royal Foundation after the wedding.”
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