Watch This Video of an 11-Year-Old Meghan Markle Arguing Against Sexism
One of the many adorable things Prince Harry said about his wife-to-be Meghan Markle during their engagement interview earlier this week was how he had no doubt she'd be "unbelievably good" at the job of being a royal.
When agreeing to marry Prince Harry, Meghan also agreed to give up her career as an actress in exchange for a life making official royal visits to charities and being a spokesperson for important causes. But it seems that's always come naturally to Meghan, as a newly unearthed video reveals.
Inside Edition discovered the 1993 interview that was originally aired on Nickelodeon. In it, Meghan can be seen objecting to the fact that a dishwasher advertisement made a very blatant assumption that it was only the females of the household who did any cleaning.
"Women are fighting greasy pots and pans," the voiceover said. But a young Meghan staunchly disagreed with the company's choice of words.
"I don't think it's right for kids to grow up thinking these things, that just Mom does everything," Meghan, then aged just 11, said to the camera. "It's always Mom does this, and Mom does that."
"I said, wait a minute, how could somebody say that?" the future royal said. "Just about one out of every three commercials is going to say something that's going to hurt somebody's feelings."
Meghan didn't just talk about her objections to the commercial, she went to the lengths of writing a letter to the company requesting they swap out the word "women" for the word "people." And it actually worked. Proctor & Gamble, the owner of the dishwasher company, agreed to change the words used in their commercial.
Meghan will be speaking out about causes she believes in for many years to come, after agreeing to marry Prince Harry
So it seems Meghan, who has previously been an activist and spokesperson for women's rights, among other causes, has always had the kind of spirit that makes her speak out to make a difference.
In 2015, she mentioned her one-woman campaign to change the advertisement when she delivered a speech at the U.N. on International Women's Day, nearly 20 years later. "I remember feeling shocked and angry and also just feeling so hurt," she said. "It just wasn't right and something needed to be done."
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.