Michelle Obama's advice to Meghan Markle

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent

Michelle Obama has given a super simple piece of advice to Meghan Markle, as the Duchess of Sussex adjusts to royal life, and all that comes with it.

Speaking in the January issue of Good Housekeeping the former first lady spoke about how she can relate to Meghan, who married Prince Harry in May, and how the pressure can sometimes feel a lot.

“So my biggest piece of advice would be to take some time and don’t be in a hurry to do anything,” the 54-year-old told the publication.

Michelle Obama reveals the advice she’d give to Meghan (Photos: Getty)

“I spent the first few months in the White House mainly worrying about my daughters, making sure they were off to a good start at school and making new friends before I launched into any more ambitious work.

“I think it’s okay – it’s good, even – to do that.”


It’s been a huge year for Meghan, after her royal wedding in May the 37-year-old launched her first solo project within a few months, supporting a charity cookbook in collaboration with the Hubb Community Kitchen – a group of women whose area was affected was by the Grenfell Tower fire.

She’s also thrown herself into royal duties and successfully navigated her way through her first royal tour of Australia, during the early stages of her pregnancy.

Throw on top of that the constant media spotlight on her family, as well as rumours of a ‘rift’ between her and Kate, which saw the palace respond with a statement this week.

Meghan learned how proceeds from the cookbook has helped the community kitchen (Getty)

Michelle believes that Meghan’s new royal status will enable her to fulfil her passions.

“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,” she said.

During her husband Barack Obama’s eight years in office, Michelle pioneered a number of initiatives, with a special focus on children’s nutrition and health.

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