By now we’ve all heard the story about how Meghan Markle protested against a sexist TV commercial and that she is a passionate activist for feminism and human rights, working with World Vision and the UNHCR, but it turns out her compassion and kindness dates all the way back to her school days.
A letter written by the Duchess of Sussex in 1993 has been unearthed and reveals a kind and caring teen reaching out to a vulnerable classmate.
Christine Knudsen, former headmistress from Immaculate Heart High School in California, said she had received the letter from one of Meghan's former classmates was described as "very shy" and 'a "bit of a loner".
"Meghan wrote her the most wonderful loving note," says Ms. Knudsen revealed in the new documentary How to Bag a Prince that aired on Channel 5 in the UK.
"Even though Meghan was not her close friend at all. It just shows the depth of [Meghan's] heart."
The letter reads:
You are so strong and so wonderful — your courage in strength in times of hardships is as admirable as your optimism and friendly nature.
I am so lucky to have you in my group and to be able to lead you on this adventure. Never stop sharing your beautiful spirit and always remember how special you are. I am here if you ever need me.
I love you, Meghan.