Meghan Markle praises ‘working mothers who have to shoulder so much’

Meghan Markle has shown her solidarity for working moms and announced a new charity effort in the United States.

In a statement, the mother-of-two, 40, said that she and Prince Harry’s Archewell Foundation are forming a ‘National Business Coalition for Child Care,’ in partnership with the Marshall Plan for Moms charity, in the hopes of pushing for more childcare alternatives in the business sector.

The Duchess of Sussex, who lives in Montecito with Harry, 37, their three-year-old son Archie, and their ten-month-old baby Lilibet, is urging businesses to pay attention to their employees’ needs in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak.

Working moms have ‘shouldered so much’ since Covid-19, according to the California native. The Marshall Plan for Moms is a non-profit organization located in the United States that advocates for greater workplace flexibility and legislation to assist working women who are also parents.

Meghan remarked that families worldwide, particularly working mothers, are asked to bear so much. The epidemic has only exacerbated this, with additional caregiver obligations, increasing costs, and economic instability. As the saying goes, it takes a community to raise a child.

She continued presently they’re sending a statement that childcare is a commercial essential, not simply a community imperative. Meeting the needs of families is the first step in building a better workforce.

As per research conducted by the Marshall Plan for Moms in collaboration with McKinsey & Company, 69% of moms with kids under the age of five are more inclined to choose jobs who provide on-site daycare or financial assistance to pay for childcare.

Patagonia, Athletes Unlimited, and Fast Retailing, which owns Uniqlo, Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Princesse Tam-Tam, and Theory, have all joined the alliance.

Individuals will work together to find answers for childcare and staff support. They have also pledged to illustrate how they are creating such places within their organizations, as well as to disclose their policies, statistics, and practices to indicate how they are addressing the issue internally. They will also speak out openly about the value of childcare in the American economy.

Meghan is hardly the first person to talk out in support of parenting. She made a political statement last year when she advocated for paid family leave in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

‘I’m not an elected official, and I’m not a politician,’ declared Markle, who has long been reported to be interested in a future in politics. ‘As a mother, I’m writing to push for paid leave at this critical juncture.’

The unprecedented 1,030-word letter, which was distributed to various media outlets for distribution, begged Pelosi and Schumer to consider her request “on behalf of my family, Archie and Lili and Harry.”

Considering her well-documented middle-class background, in which she attended private primary and secondary schools on her Emmy award-winning lighting director father’s $200,000-a-year income, the duchess painted poor beginnings, stating that her family suffered when she was small.

She currently resides in a $14 million huge estate in Montecito, California, complete with designer touches, and has struck a series of lucrative partnerships with Spotify and Netflix valued at well over $150 million.

The announcement of the new Archewell enterprises comes as it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee festivities in the UK in June.

A representative for the pair said that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are pleased and privileged to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee festivities this June with their children.

However, it has been confirmed that Harry and Meghan, along with his cousins and numerous other members of the royal family, will not appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony during their visit.

The balcony appearance, which is frequently viewed as the focal point of important royal events such as Trooping the Colour and weddings, generally sees the Queen’s extended family assemble to witness a flypast and is an unique opportunity for people to see the whole extended family together.

Following his exclusion from public life, after resolving a civil court action in America over sexual assault charges against Virginia Giuffre (which he fiercely denies), it seemed unthinkable that Beatrice and Eugenie’s father, Prince Andrew, would be allowed a seat.

Despite early reports that the Queen had offered Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a spot on the stage, they have been kept off the list, however they have promptly confirmed that they will be in London for the festivities with their 2 kids.


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