Meghan Markle says she's happy to be home in 'backyard chat' with Gloria Steinem

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  • Meghan Markle recently sat down with Gloria Steinem.
  • The Duchess of Sussex and the feminist icon spoke about representation and why it's so important to vote in the upcoming US elections.
  • Meghan also spoke candidly about Prince Harry owning that he's a feminist and setting the best example for their son, Archie.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been keeping busy as they settle into their new life in California.

The couple have recently put down roots in the Santa Barbara area, all the while working on various projects with Prince Harry appearing in Rising Phoenix – now streaming on Netflix – and Meghan Markle making waves as she sits down with Gloria Steinem to talk representation, why each vote matters and how all women "are linked, not ranked".

The Makers Women Instagram account teased the interview, conducted by the Duchess of Sussex, earlier this week. In the black and white clip Gloria says: "Meg, welcome home. I'm so glad that you're home."

"Me too," says the Duchess of Sussex, "for so many reasons."

The video seems to have been filmed at Harry and Meghan's home, with their dogs Guy and Pula – whose name was inspired by the couple's trip to Botswana – making an appearance too.

"If you don't vote, you don't exist," Gloria says in the short video.

The full interview has since been released. In it, Meghan talks about gender equality with the feminist icon and how husband, Prince Harry, is a proud feminist.

"I love that when he just came in he said, 'You know that I'm a feminist too, right Gloria?! It's really important to me that you know that.'" Meghan told Gloria during their interview.

"You need that," she said. "And I look at our son and what a beautiful example that he gets to grow up with a father who is so comfortable owning that as part of his own self-identification. That there's no shame in being someone who advocates for fundamental human rights for everyone, which of course includes women."

Gloria added: "And also that he is a nurturing father. Because then your son will grow up knowing it's okay to be loving and nurturing."

"Well said," Meghan continued. "I know it'll mean a lot to him when I share that."


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