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Meghan Markle age 11! See rare childhood photo of Prince Harry's wife

The Duchess of Sussex appeared on TV at a young age

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Sophie Hamilton
Parenting Editor
7 September 2022
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In the latest episode of her podcast, Archetypes, the Duchess of Sussex revealed that she was an "ugly duckling" in her childhood years.

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However, photos of Meghan taken from a TV interview with US cable show Nick News at age 11 in 1993, show she was a pretty girl who was confident in standing up for her beliefs.

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The snaps show the now Duchess discussing a letter she had written to the company Proctor & Gamble, asking why a dishwashing advert referenced 'women' not 'people'.

Following Meghan's letter, the advert was changed to talk about 'people' as Meghan had requested. Quite the triumph for a young girl!

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Duchess Meghan as a young girl        Photo credit: Nickelodeon

Eleven-year-old Meghan also shared the following advice for fellow children in America:

"If you see something that you don't like or are offended by on television or any other place, write letters and send them to the right people and you can really make a difference for not just yourself but lots of other people."

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Meghan Markle at age 11     Photo credit: Nickelodeon

Now, aged 41, Meghan has looked back on her childhood years at the Immaculate Heart all-girls Catholic school in Los Angeles.

In the third installment of her Archetyles podcast, host Mindy Kaling asked the Duchess: "Were you not the pretty one growing up?" Meghan replied: "No. Oh God, no."

"What? That is news to me," Mindy said in response.

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The Immaculate Heart all-girls Catholic school in Los Angeles

The Duchess explained: "Ugly duckling. Ya no… maybe not conventional beauty, now maybe that would be seen as beautiful, but massive, frizzy, curly hair and a huge gap in my teeth. I was the smart one forever and ever and ever and ever, and then just sort of grew up."

She added: "I never had anyone to sit with at lunch. I was always a little bit of a loner and really shy, and didn't know where I fit in.

"I was like, 'I'll become the president of the multicultural club and the president of sophomore class and the president of this and French club' and, by doing that, I had meetings at lunchtime."

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