Michelle Obama’s unexpected words of advice for Duchess Meghan
The former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, has offered up some pearls of wisdom for 37-year-old Duchess Meghan.
As the Duchess of Sussex continues to support various initiatives as part of her royal work, Mrs Obama has warned the wife of Prince Harry to do one thing.
Michelle, who has just released her memoir Becoming, urged Meghan to slow down and not do things too quickly.
“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,” she told Good Housekeeping magazine.
Mrs Obama advised the mum-to-be to not be afraid to take the necessary time to settle in before jumping into different projects.
“So my biggest pieces of advice would be to take some time and don’t be in a hurry to do anything. 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.”
As a senior member of the royal family, Meghan has the opportunity to make a major impact on issues that are close to her.
“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 as her own happiness, if she’s doing something that resonates with her personally,” she told the magazine.
Michelle is currently in the United Kingdom promoting her book but has cut her European tour short to return to the US for the funeral of former President George H W Bush.
Former US President Barack and Michelle have been close friends with Prince Harry for several years.