Meghan Markle fans watch resurfaced clip of pre-teen Duchess decrying sexist ad

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An impressive clip featuring a young Meghan Markle criticising a sexist television advertisement has resurfaced during the new documentary, Meghan at 40: The Climb to Power.

The Duchess Of Sussex was just 12 years old in 1993 when she was invited to voice her concerns on Nickelodeon about a laundry detergent advertisement that claimed: "Women were fighting greasy pots and pans".

Little Meghan explained that she was "furious" after watching the ad in school and decided to write a letter to the company because her male classmates said: "Yeah, that's where women belong – in the kitchen."

"It makes me think that they're going to grow up thinking that girls are less than them – you know, like boys are better than girls," Meghan later explained while sitting with her female classmates.


The then pre-teen then read the letter she sent to Procter & Gamble, the company behind the ad, who three months later changed "women" to "people" in their ad.

Following the success, Meghan then advised viewers: "If you see something that you don't like or are offended by on television or any other place, write letters and send them to the right people and you can really make a difference for not just yourself but lots of other people."

The clip aired during a new Channel 5 documentary Meghan at 40: The Climb to Power – which charts her life ahead of her 40th birthday next month.

After a successful career as an actress, Meghan married Prince Harry in May 2018, before the pair decided to step back from royal duties in early 2020.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down with the talk show host Oprah in March to discuss life within the Royal Family, why they left their senior member positions, how the media impacted their lives, and what led them to decide moving to California in the US.

Meghan and her 36 year old husband, who are parents to two year old son Archie and newborn daughter Lilibet, have come a long way since they left the family and pursued their own careers.

Not only are they reported to have signed a £30million deal with Spotify, where they host their podcast Archewell Audio, but while Harry is coming out with a Netflix series around the Invictus Games, Meghan is creating an animated children's series with the streaming giant.

Prince Harry has also collaborated with Oprah on The Me You Can't See, a mental health series, and is set to come out with his own memoir next year.

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