Michelle Obama, who will be addressing a live audience about her memoir Becoming at Southbank Centre today, has offered some advice to the Duchess of Sussex.
The former US first lady was asked by a magazine what tips she could give Meghan when she said: “Like me, Meghan probably never dreamt that she’d have a life like this, and the pressure you feel – from yourself and from others – can sometimes feel like a lot.”
“So my biggest pieces of advice would be to take some time and don’t be in a hurry to do anything.”
Michelle Obama's advice to Meghan Markle: take your timehttps://t.co/6JBo1L89IQ
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In the interview, Michelle also spoke about how she spent the first couple of months in the White House “worrying about my daughters” and getting them settled before launching “into any more ambitious work”.
“I think it’s OK – it’s good, even – to do that … What I’d say is that there’s so much opportunity to do good with a platform like that – and I think Meghan can maximise her impact for others, as well her own happiness, if she’s doing something that resonates with her personally.”
Michelle Obama will be speaking alongside Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in London today evening. She also visited Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in north London today.