Meghan Markle divides opinion after introducing herself with royal title to children

Meghan Markle appeared in a video reading aloud to her children’s book The Bench, which was filmed for Brightly Storytime, and introduced herself as Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex

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Meghan Markle shared the opinion by introducing herself with her royal title in a reading to children.

The former actress appeared in a video reading aloud to her children’s book The Bench, which was filmed for Brightly Storytime.

Meghan started by introducing herself by saying, “I am Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex”.

She then read her popular story aloud while showing the viewers the illustrations.

But the use of their title at the beginning divided opinions.

In the video, Meghan said, “Hello and welcome to Bright storytime.

“I’m Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and today I’m going to read you my book called The Bench.

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Meghan Markle showed the viewers the “special” illustrations


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“This is illustrated by Christian Robinson and I asked him to do something special for me and use watercolors, which is not the normal medium he works with, but he did it to make it special.

“I hope you love the pictures as much as you love the words.

“I wrote this as a poem for my husband and son Archie and then turned it into a book for you to enjoy too.”

Commenting on a tweet with a news article about Meghan’s reading The Bench wrote, “And of course she introduces herself as the Duchess of Sussex.

Many defended Meghan’s use of her title


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Another said, “Did Catherine or Sophie ever do that? For example, Hey, I’m Catherine / Sophie, the Duchess of Cambridge / Countess of Wessex?”

“And introduces herself as Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. Like kids have a clue who she is … Wow, “one tweeted.

But many fans thought it useful to introduce themselves with their title.

One defending Meghan said, “Being non-working members doesn’t mean they aren’t royalty.

She appeared on a video to read The Bench


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“They are still very royals, Harry is still a prince of blood and Meghan a princess and duchess of marriage.”

Another pointed out: “It is literally her name.”

Many also praised the reading itself: “It made the reading so great. Relaxed tone and perfect pace and balance.”

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