MEGHAN MARKLE’s acting career is hardly mentioned in her new, updated biography on the royal family website.
Instead it highlights her charity and philanthropic work, including her 2015 comment at UN Women’s event: ‘I am proud to be a woman and a feminist.’
Details of her 15-year acting career, which spanned more than 100 episodes of TV drama Suits and 14 films, are relegated to one mention of ‘filming in Toronto’ on the first page of the website. Readers have to click on her biography page to find out more — but even then it is summed up in a few paragraphs below her educational achievements.
The ‘About The Duchess of Sussex’ page on royal.uk, which is run by Buckingham Palace, reads: ‘From a young age, the duchess had a keen awareness of social issues and actively participated in charitable work.
‘Aged 11 she successfully campaigned for a company to alter their television advert that had used sexist language to sell washing-up liquid. Her Royal Highness also volunteered at a soup kitchen in Skid Row, Los Angeles from the age of 13-17.’
It highlights her work with UN Women, World Vision and a foundation for women in Mumbai.
Kensington Palace also updated its Twitter picture to include Meghan. Whereas before it featured William, Kate and Harry, it now shows both couples at their first joint engagement in February — when they were dubbed the ‘Fab Four’. The account has more than 1.46 million followers.