Home Videos Photos Shop
PerezHilton CocoPerez Justin Bieber Taylor Swift Selena G. Twitter PerezTV

Prince Harry's GF Meghan Markle Is 'Focused Less On Glass Slippers' & 'More On Pushing Through Glass Ceilings' — YGG!!

| Filed under: Love LineInspirationElleCharityPrince HarryGirl Power

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

We can totally see why Prince Harry is so smitten with Meghan Markle.

The 35-year-old isn't just the star of the TV show Suits, she's also an avid humanitarian dedicated to serving those less fortunate.

In a personal essay published to Elle UK, the actress opened up about her role as a global citizen — and how she'll continue to use her celebrity status to create change. Amazing!

She penned:

"I was born and raised in Los Angeles. My mother was a free-spirited clinical therapist and I had the most hard-working father, a television lighting director by trade. My mum raised me to be a global citizen, with eyes open to sometimes harsh realities. We spent time traveling to remote places, taking trips to Oaxaca in southern Mexico where I saw children peddling Chiclets candy for a few extra pesos to bring home."

Related: Meghan Finally Introduced To Prince William!

Miz Markle added:

"My parents came from little so they made a choice to give a lot: buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving, delivering meals to people in hospices, giving spare change to those asking for it. It's what I grew up seeing, so it's what I grew up being: a young adult with a social consciousness to do what I could and speak up when I knew something was wrong."

And now she's using her platform in Hollywood to bring awareness to the causes she's passionate about:

"With fame comes opportunity, but it also includes responsibility – to advocate and share, to focus less on glass slippers and more on pushing through glass ceilings. And, if I'm lucky enough, to inspire."

She continued:

"The entertainment industry matters: it gives people an escape, a catalyst to laugh and to balance the realities of life. Plus, my gig as a working actor is the hand that feeds me. Without that, I could never be the hand that feeds another at this level. Were it not for my show and website, I would never have been asked to be a global ambassador for World Vision or an advocate for UN Women, both of which are honours I relish. While most become star struck by A-list actors, you'll only see me in awe of leaders effecting change. Politician and diplomat Madeleine Albright, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. These are my heroes. These are my celebrities."

She is such a star!! You're a lucky guy, Harry!

You can read the rest of Meghan's essay HERE.

[Image via WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , ,

The Ups & Downs & Ups Of Beyoncé’s Marriage To JAY-Z!
Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt's Crazy Journey To Parenthood!
Chris Pratt & Anna Faris' Love Story -- In Photos!
Disastrous Groomzillas!
Bachelor In Paradise's FULL Season Four Cast List Revealed!
Real Life Wonder Women!