Meghan thanks her mother and the Ms. Foundation for Women during her 2023 Women of Vision Award acceptance speech in New York

Accompanied by her mother Gloria Ragland and husband Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was the picture of elegance in her gold Johanna Ortiz cocktail gown when she arrived at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City to receive one of the Ms. Foundation 2023 Women of Vision Awards. 

Kind thoughts for Meghan Markle

Meghan arrived to a crowd of news reporters, members of the public and paparazzi trying to get a glimpse of Meghan, being rewarded with also seeing Gloria and Harry.

Kind thoughts for Meghan Markle

In her acceptance speech Meghan first congratulated the other award honorees Wanda Irving, Kimberly Inez, LaTosha Brown, Olivia Julianna and Rebekah Bruesehoff, before speaking of how as a young girls Meghan would come home from school, settle down before the T.V. to watch Jeopardy, and see an array of things on the coffee table at home: the cat's collar, her homework, some mail and some magazines on which some said Ms. on their cover - joking there were a lot of them has her mother had a subscription.

Meghan spoke of how she vividly remembered the pictures on these magazine for their difference to regular women's magazine covers.

Meghan spoke of noticing the diversity, both of color, age and occupation of those gracing the covers of Ms. magazines, adding  "the topics were different — from mothering to being a working mom to heavier topics such as domestic violence, the poverty line, unearthing its roots, where it comes from and matters of equity." Meghan went on to say that "it signaled to me that substance mattered."

Kind thoughts for Meghan Markle

Meghan spoke of how inspired she was by Ms. Foundation and founder Gloria Steinem, thanking the organization and founder for allowing her to recognise that part of her greater value and purpose in life was "to advocate for those who felt unheard, to stand up to injustice, and to not be afraid of saying what is true and what is just and what is right."

While Meghan stressed the importance of what she was exposed to in her formative years, Meghan also encouraged the audience that it is "Never too late to be the visionary of your own life, to charter a path in which what you repeat in your daily acts of service, in kindness, in advocacy, in grace and in fairness, that those become the very things that are recognised by the next wave of women, both young and old, who will also choose this moment to join the movement and make our vision for an equitable world reality."

Meghan's sparkle was back on display. Both in her outfit and more importantly in her words. 


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