非裔出身,离异带娃,36岁的她凭什么能嫁入英国王室?(附视频)

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据《镜报》、《每日邮报》等多家英国媒体报道,英国哈里王子与女友梅格汉·马克尔(Meghan Markle) 好事将近。


梅格汉也已经宣布不再接演她的成名剧集《金牌律师》 (Suits),因为她已经决定与哈里王子订婚,喜讯将在今年圣诞节前公布。


今年36岁的梅格汉·马克尔(Meghan Markle)是非裔美国演员,比哈里王子大三岁并且离过婚,演艺事业也并未大红大紫,或许旁人很难理解哈里王子钟情于她的理由,然而在翻过Meghan的私照后,或许你就会找到答案。


和哈里王子一样,梅格汉也是一位热衷公益事业、痴迷冒险的的人,在工作之余喜欢旅行,气质不卑不亢落落大方,颜靓条顺还有高衣Q……难怪哈里会被她吸引!


各位爱好英语的小伙伴们,你们对这位英国“准王妃”的眼缘究竟如何?先来看看Meghan在UN的英文演讲再行判断。




I like Meghan’s speech a lot – I like the personal story and the statistics she included, and I like that Meghan is voicing her support for gender equality. I also like that not only is she saying women are and should be equal to men socially, etc. but she’s championing women being leaders and decision makers.


Honestly, it makes me sad thinking about Meghan having to defer to Harry because he’s the blood royal, and having to stop championing women in politics because royals don’t comment on politics.


I’ve never seen Suits, so I’ve never actually heard Meghan speak before. Her voice is higher and less commanding than I thought it would be. It’s not that her voice is weak, but it’s not sharp and commanding either.

MEGHAN’S 2015 UN WOMEN SPEECH


“I am proud to be a woman and a feminist, and this evening I am extremely proud to stand before you on this significant day, which serves as a reminder to all of us of how far we’ve come, but also amid celebration a reminder of the road ahead.

“I want to tell you a story that’ll sort of give context to my being here and my work with UN Women. When I was just eleven years old, I unknowingly and somehow accidentally became a female advocate. It was around the same time as the Beijing conference, so a little over twenty years ago, where in my hometown of Los Angeles a pivotal moment reshaped my notion of what is possible. See I had been in school watching a TV show in elementary school and, um, this commercial came on with the tag line for this dish washing liquid and the tag line said, ‘Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans’. Two boys from my class said, ‘Yeah, that’s where women belong, in the kitchen’. I remember feeling shocked and angry and also just feeling so hurt; it just wasn’t right, and something needed to be done. So I went home and told my dad what had happened, and he encouraged me to write letters, so I did, to the most powerful people I could think of.

“Now my eleven year old self worked out that if I really wanted someone to hear me, well then I should write a letter to the First Lady. So off I went, scribbling away to our First Lady at the time, Hillary Clinton. I also put pen to paper and I wrote a letter to my news source at the time, Linda Ellerbee, who hosted a kids news program, and then to powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred, because even at eleven I wanted to cover all my bases. Finally I wrote to the soap manufacturer. And a few weeks went by and to my surprise I received letters of encouragement from Hillary Clinton, from Linda Ellerbee, and from Gloria Allred. It was amazing. The kids news show, they sent a camera crew to my home to cover the story, and it was roughly a month later when the soap manufacturer, Proctor & Gamble, changed the commercial for their ivory clear dish washing liquid. They changed it from ‘Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans’ to ‘People all over America’. It was at that moment that I realized the magnitude of my actions. At the age of eleven I had created my small level of impact by standing up for equality.

“Now, equality means that President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, whose country I recently visited as part of my learning mission with UN Women, it means that he is equal to the little girl in the Gihembe refugee camp who is dreaming about being a president one day. Equality means that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is equal to the young intern at the UN who is dreaming about shaking his hand. It means that a wife, it means that a wife is equal to her husband; a sister to her brother. Not better, not worse – they are equal.

“UN Women, as you guys know, has defined the year 2030 as the expiration date for gender inequality. And here’s what’s staggering, the studies show that at the current rate, the elimination of gender inequality won’t be possible until 2095. That’s another eighty years from now. And when it comes to women’s political participation and leadership the percentage of female parliamentarians globally has only increased by 11% since 1995. 11 percent in 20 years? Come on. This has to change. Women make up more than half of the world’s population and potential, so it is neither just nor practical for their voices, for our voices, to go unheard at the highest levels of decision-making.

“The way we change that, in my opinion, is to mobilize girls and women to see their value as leaders, and to support them in these efforts. To have leaders such as President Kagame of Rwanda continue to be a role model of a country which has a parliamentary system comprised of 64% female leaders. I mean, it’s the highest of any government in the world and it’s unbelievable. We need more men like that, just as we need more men like my father who championed my eleven year old self to stand up for what is right. In doing this, we remind girls that their small voices are, in fact, not small at all, and that they can effect change. In doing this, we remind women that their involvement matters. That they need to become active in their communities, in their local governments, as well as in the highest parliamentary positions. It is just imperative: Women need a seat at the table, they need an invitation to be seated there, and in some cases, where this is not available, well then you know what, they need to create their own table. We need a global understanding that we cannot implement change effectively without women’s political participation.

“It is said that girls with dreams become women with vision. May we empower each other to carry out such vision — because it isn’t enough to simply talk about equality. One must believe it. And it isn’t enough to simply believe in it. One must work at it. Let us work at it. Together. Starting now.”




王室出身,并且在14年继承了1000万英镑遗产,哈里王子被称为24K黄金单身汉,放荡不羁的他情史相当丰富,前女友不是贵族名媛就是超模,清一色金发碧眼。 



不过就在前段时间,"花花公子"哈里王子突然对外公布了婚约:要在圣诞节前和女友梅根·马克尔(Meghan Markle)订婚!而且已经带女友见过了家长,无论是奶奶英国女王,还是哥哥一家都对这位准王妃表示满意。



然而媒体和英国民众却一片哗然,因为这位"准王妃"比哈里王子还大三岁,是美国一个不知名的小演员,平民出身,而且还离婚带娃,如果婚事成真,那么她还将成为英国王室首位非洲血统王妃! 



面对媒体对女友的非议和炮轰,哈里王子力排众议,说"自己已经被梅根迷得神魂颠倒,和她恋爱后第一次感觉到什么叫做幸福,"还破天荒通过王室发表了公开声明,这可是历任女友都不曾有过的待遇。



36岁离异带娃的单亲妈妈嫁入王室?在常人看来,这大概又是一个王子拯救灰姑娘的故事,然而,只要你稍微了解一下梅根的人生履历,你就会发现,这个能让王子动心的姑娘,绝对不简单!



梅根出身于洛杉矶贫民区,母亲是非洲裔美国人,一名瑜伽理疗师,父亲是荷兰裔爱尔兰人,职业是灯光师,没有任何显赫的家庭背景。




梅根前前后后一共出演了很多小角色,直到出演美剧《金牌律师》,她的演艺事业才算有了一点名声。剧中的她出演一名律师助理,每一套职业装都穿出了优雅又性感的味道,堪称行走的职场穿搭指南。



其实在戏剧之外,梅根本身也是一名时尚博主,有着自己独特的穿衣风格。



她还曾登上美国著名杂志《名利场》封面,连美国Vogue也不无赞赏的说:凯特用了五年才做到的事,她只用了几个月。



凭借好衣品,梅根不仅和美国名媛以及时尚博主Olivia Palermo成为好友,而且和未来的嫂子凯特王妃也一见如故,两人都有着亲和的笑容和不俗的时尚品味,要知道,当初凯特正是凭借这两点吸引了威廉王子。



不过梅根不仅会穿,还会设计!去年十一月,梅根曾和加拿大服装品牌Reitmans合作,发布了一系列自己参与设计的作品,并亲自担纲模特 。她说"我喜欢设计,我要把名字写在自己的作品上面。在时尚领域我会大有作为的。" 



褪去屏幕上的演员和模特光环,生活中的梅根还是一个热爱生活,多才多艺的人。



她喜欢美食,并且对吃还颇有研究,经常自己DIY有机食谱。



喜欢旅游,去世界各个地方感受不同的人文气息。



喜欢各种运动,受母亲的影响尤其喜欢瑜伽,而且坚持了很多年,自律+坚持,这也难怪36岁并且生过娃的她,还能保持那么好的身材。



喜欢阅读,经常在INS账号上分享自己看书的心得体会,有时还手书一些句子送给大家。



热爱分享的她还创建了生活时尚网站The Tig,自己担任主编,分享旅游攻略,美食品鉴,读书心得等一切和美好生活有关的事物,拥有一大批忠实粉丝。



而真正让哈里王子与她相识并相爱的,则是因为她的另外两个身份:人道主义者和慈善家。毕业于美国名校西北大学的她,拥有戏剧和国际关系双学位,毕业后曾在美国驻布宜诺斯艾利斯 大使工作。



即使常常会因为混血身份受到歧视和不公平待遇,她也从不刻意隐瞒自己的非洲血统,而是利用自己的影响力,联合世界宣明会,世界青年等组织,常年为消除种族歧视,推进种族平等,性别平等而奔走,去年还被任命为世界宣明会全球大使。



作为联合国妇女署的一员,梅根还曾在联合国发表演讲,倡导男女平等。



生活中也是身体力行,积极投身慈善和公益活动,为卢旺达的孩子开展饮用水净化活动,为印度的妇女完争取卫生设施的建设,还特别关注非洲的野生动物保护项目。



而哈里王子也受戴妃的影响一直热心慈善,于是在一次慈善活动中,看似没有交集的两人不期而遇。哈里王子立刻被她身上的美丽和善良深深吸引,共同的非洲情节和慈善话题让两人有种相见恨晚的感觉,哈里王子随即展开了热烈的追求。



真正的爱情一定是灵魂和心灵的吸引。看过了太多好看皮囊的花花公子哈里,这一次,选择了拥有有趣灵魂的梅根。



王子与平民,两人的爱情虽然不是门当户对,但绝对是势均力敌。有自己的事业和兴趣爱好, 自信美好,坚韧善良,这样的梅根,根本不需要谁来拯救,她自己就可以活得光芒四射!




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