Meghan Markle referred to HERSELF 54 times in 7-minute 'self-absorbed' One Young World speech

Despite having been selected to discuss gender equality, Meghan only made one brief anecdote about a woman other than herself

Meghan Markle referred to HERSELF 54 times in 7-minute 'self-absorbed' One Young World speech
Meghan Markle told the event it was 'very nice to be back in the UK' before launching into a speech about herself (The Independent/Youtube)
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MANCHESTER, UK: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Manchester at Bridgewater Hall for her first speech in the UK since Megxit in 2020. Meghan addressed the 2,000-strong crowd at the One Young World summit on Monday, September 5 as her husband smiled watching her, feeling enthused whilst critics were struck by her "nonsensical speech." 

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The Duchess of Sussex said, "You will likely hear all sorts of things some very heavy and some very uplifting but the resoundings" as she emphasized "I believe you will hear 'You are the future'" and adds, "You are also the present!" Meghan told the event it was "very nice to be back in the UK" before launching into her 'self-absorbed speech'. She gushed about Prince Harry and the "life-changing" impact of becoming a mother to Archie and mentioned herself 54 times in the seven-minute speech billed as a gender equality address. 

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 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Manchester at Bridgewater Hall for her first speech
(The Independent/Youtube)

 

Royal author Phil Dampier said, "The speech was really about her. She was using it as a platform to talk about herself and her past involvement with the organisation but it didn't tell the audience anything practical in terms of advice to fulfil their potential." Despite her efforts to deliver a sincere and inspiring speech, critics allege the duchess "made no sense" and "related everything to herself."

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Meghan seemingly tried to relate with the youth attendees, telling them, "In many ways I was probably like a lot like you, I was young, ambitious." She questioned how she became successful as she reiterated her time as a counselor at One Young World in 2014 referring to herself as "the girl from Suits" who was eventually "invited to pull up a seat at the table" with powerful leaders, prime ministers, humanitarians, and activists. She touted her own work with One Young World despite the lack of heed to address gender equality as remarked her stand even before meeting her husband. 

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Critics slam Meghan's self-absorbed speech (The Independent/Youtube)

The Duchess spoke about how her life had "changed significantly by 2019" being married and now a mother and that her worldview had "expanded exponentially" after seeing "the global community through the eyes of my child." Despite having been selected to discuss gender equality, Meghan only made one brief anecdote about a woman other than herself. The Duchess of Sussex said that the first year she joined One Young World in Dublin, she worked with a young woman from Eritrea. She had escaped her home country, fleeing with bullets fired above her head. "I still remember it so well," she said. "I remember my shock, and I also remember her courage, my recognition of how much continues to go on each day with so many turning a blind eye. And yet despite all odds, she like so many still persevered." Meghan told the audience, made up of young delegates from more than 190 countries, that they are "the future, but also the present, driving the positive and necessary change needed across the globe."

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"Meghan referenced herself 54 times in the seven-minute speech", a body language analyst revealed on Twitter. However, only a portion of the speech was highlighted in his tweet, meaning it is likely the duchess made, even more, mentions to herself during the talk. Now, following the speech, royal experts are criticizing Meghan for delivering an address that "lacked content" and was riddled with confusing and insincere commentary. "I can’t visualise or comprehend how the 2,000 young people understood a word of what she was talking about," Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, told The Sun. "It made no sense. It was all about her and related everything to herself. I don’t think she knew what she was talking about. It was just ‘me, me, me’ and praising herself."

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