Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s road to romance is one of the most captivating love stories in recent memory: A California-born actress meets British prince after being set up with him on a blind date by a mutual friend. The pair fall madly in love and end up marrying in the most groundbreaking and romantic royal wedding ever. But just four years ago, a then-more-private Meghan Markle took to her now defunct lifestyle blog The Tig to write about how she always wanted to be a princess when she was a little girl. However, the passionate feminist admitted she wasn’t longing to be the typical kind of princess that one would expect.
Meghan penned, “Little girls dream of being princesses. I, for one, was all about She-Ra, Princess of Power. For those of you unfamiliar with the ’80s cartoon reference, She-Ra is the twin sister of He-Man, and a sword-wielding royal rebel known for her strength. We’re definitely not talking about Cinderella here.”
The Suits actress went on to muse about the hysteria surrounding her now-sister-in-law Kate Middleton when she married Prince William in 2011. “Grown women seem to retain this childhood fantasy. Just look at the pomp and circumstance surrounding the royal wedding and endless conversation about Princess Kate,” Meghan wrote. Oh Meghan, if you only knew!
Meghan’s impassioned essay framed her interview with Princess Alia Al-Senussi, who was exiled with her family from Libya after dictator Gaddhafi took to power in 1969. Clearly inspired to pick the brains of royalty, Meghan admitted she had a “pinch-myself-I’m-emailing-with-a-princess” moment during her correspondence with Princess Alia Al-Senussi.
Indeed, it’s fascinating to read Meghan’s past musings in the current context of her life. And while her current life may be a world away from her 2014 existence, it’s clear that Meghan is embracing her inner She-Ra as she takes on her new role as a full-time royal.
Meghan is unlike any other royal family member we’ve ever seen before, and she remains a proud feminist and fighter for gender equality. We can’t wait to see what else she does with her newfound platform.
This article was originally written by Bella Brennan. For more, check out our sister site, Now to Love.