WATCH | Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle's final message to SA
As the royal tour came to a close in Johannesburg on Wednesday, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle gave a passionate speech regarding the trip.
She pleaded with South African men and boys to respect women.
“In a world that can seem so aggressive, confrontational and dangerous, you should know that you have the power to change it.
“Visualise your highest self and show up as her. This is the spirit of the women and girls I have met on this trip.”
She said all women had a voice and needed to be empowered to use it.
“There is a role for all of us here. As women we can listen one another and lift each other up. We can raise our boys to be men who value women.
“And for men and boys, you can lead by example and not let your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, wives or girlfriends feel like they are lesser than you,” said the duchess.
Watch the full speech below:
Markle's powerful speech got a thumbs-up on Twitter. Here is a snapshot of the reactions:
HRH DUCHESS OF SUSSEX— Royal Suitor (@royal_suitor) October 2, 2019
Put some respect on this woman’s name. Did you hear the mic drop after that speech? I did. Get your act together UK media. The line to welcome the Sussex family will be out the door & you will surely be on the outside looking in. #SussexRoyalTour pic.twitter.com/l6nt75Ji3C