Meghan Markle says Prince Harry is 'lucky she chose him'

Meghan Markle hit back at the idea that Prince Harry 'chose' her

Meghan Markle chose Prince Harry
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Meghan Markle has hit back at those who say she is 'lucky' that Prince Harry chose her, saying that he is lucky she chose him. 

The Duchess of Sussex, who wore a red outfit with a hidden meaning for her speech at the One Young World summit, has spoken of her frustration over people believing she was 'lucky' Prince Harry chose to marry her.

Speaking in the third episode of her podcast, Meghan told Mindy Kaling, “When I started dating my husband and got engaged, everyone was like ‘oh my God you're so lucky he chose you!’ 

"At a certain point after you hear it a million times over, you think ‘Well I chose him too?'"

Meghan Markle chose Prince Harry

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But Meghan added that Prince Harry agreed, that he was lucky she chose him.

She explained, “Thankfully I had a partner who was countering that narrative for me and going: ‘They've got it all wrong, I'm the lucky one cause you chose me.’ “It's gendered and archetyped and stereotyped that you're lucky. 

“You're waiting for someone to tell you that you're good enough as opposed to knowing you're good enough on your own.”

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Meghan and Harry tied the knot in May 2018 with a lavish ceremony at Windsor Castle. The couple have two children, Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, and have made a new life for themselves living in LA.

But while Meghan appears to ooze beauty and confidence these days, she also described herself as the "ugly duckling" at school, saying she was "the smart one, not the pretty one” who was left wondering "am I going to get the guy one day?".

"I never had anyone to sit with at lunch. I was always a little bit of a loner and really shy and didn’t know where I fit in," she said.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.