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Meghan Markle on Prince Harry Being a Feminist Father

Meghan Markle on Prince Harry Being a Feminist Father: "There's No Shame in Being" One

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Toby Melville/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Meghan Markle sat down with Gloria Steinem for a backyard chat ahead of a new documentary about the activist's life, and although much of their conversation was about the power of voters, they also discussed the evolving meaning behind feminism.

"As I've gotten older, I've been able to understand that it's not mutually exclusive to be a feminist and be feminine," the Duchess of Sussex said. "And to own that and harness your femininity and your identification as a woman in all of the different layers."

Steinem added: "Well, you can be a feminist and be masculine and a guy."

"Like my husband!" Meghan replied. "I love that when he just came in, he said, 'You know that I'm a feminist, too, right, Gloria?! It's really important to me that you know that.'"

Meghan then shared what it's meant to see Prince Harry assume such a role for their 15-month-old son, Archie.

"I look at our son and what a beautiful example that he gets to grow up with a father who is so comfortable owning that as part of his own self-identification," she said. "That there's no shame in being someone who advocates for fundamental human rights for everyone, which of course includes women."

Steinem also noted from observation that Harry is a "nurturing" dad as well: "Because then your son will grow up knowing that it's OK to be loving and nurturing."

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