Michelle Obama shares the piece of advice she'd give to Meghan Markle

goss 06/12/2018

During a recent interview with Good Housekeeping UK, former first lady Michelle Obama was asked what advice she'd give to Meghan Markle now that she's fully a part of the royal family.

"Like me, Meghan probably never dreamt that she’d have a life like this, and the pressure you feel – from yourself and from others – can sometimes feel like a lot," she began.

"So my biggest piece of advice would be to take some time and don’t be in a hurry to do anything. I spent the first few months in the White House mainly worrying about my daughters, making sure they were off to a good start at school and making new friends before I launched into any more ambitious work. I think it’s okay – it’s good, even – to do that," .

"What I’d say is that there’s so much opportunity to do good with a platform like that – and I think Meghan can maximise her impact for others, as well her own happiness, if she’s doing something that resonates with her personally," she added.

Michelle also spoke how she sees the next generation of women growing up.

"In many ways, things are harder for young women today. But what’s inspiring to me is that so many of the young women I’ve met are triumphing in incredible ways. Unlike my generation, they’re not as held back by the societal belief that girls and boys can’t do the same thing," she said.

"They’re charging forwards in sports and maths and science and technology. They’re speaking up and speaking out, not just in classrooms but in the public arena at a young age. I find great hope in this generation of young women."

We're sure that advice from someone like Michelle would definitely be welcomed by the Duchess of Sussex!