Meghan Markle has said that she avoids saying anything too ‘controversial’ as she fears putting her family “in a position of risk”.
The Duchess of Sussex spoke at a virtual summit. She said that she chose to talkabout “fairly straightforward” topics “like exercising your right to vote”.
However, she also said that she would not be proud of herself if she had not tried to “make this world better” for her son.
Meghan Markle attended a Fortune’s members-only Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit on Tuesday. She was asked if motherhood had made her braver or more cautious.
She replied while speaking from her home in California, “It’s interesting because my gut is that it makes you more courageous.
“It makes you so concerned for the world they’re going to inherit, and so the things that you’re able to tolerate on your own are not the same.
“You go every single day: ‘How can I make this better for him? How can I make this world better for Archie?’ And that is a shared belief between my husband and I.
“At the same time, I am cautious of putting my family in a position of risk by certain things, and so I try to be rather very clear with what I say and do not make it controversial, but instead to talk about things that seem fairly straight forward – like exercising your right to vote.”
She continued, “As a parent, I can enjoy all the fun and silliness and games with my son, but I wouldn’t be able to feel proud of myself as a mom if I didn’t know that I wasn’t doing my part to make it a better place for him.”
She was asked about her views on social media. She compared it to an “addiction” for some, which could be “unhealthy”. She added that she does not have any online accounts for her “own self-preservation”.