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Meghan Markle's Sweet Gesture That Says 'A Lot About Her Character'

Meghan Markle's Sweet Gesture That Says 'A Lot About Her Character'

The quick-thinking Duchess of Sussex came to the woman's rescue

Most of us have had the unfortunate experience of a coughing fit in the middle of a meeting or gathering.

Well, the same thing happened to a woman at a United Nations meeting on Monday (18 July) and Meghan Markle came to her rescue.

The Duchess of Sussex kindly handed a woman a bottle of water after she started coughing at the UN for Nelson Mandela International Day in New York where Prince Harry gave a speech.

Meghan Markle gave the woman a bottle of water.
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The sweet gesture has been shared on social media and many are praising the 40-year-old mum-of-two for her kindness.

One social media user said: “To offer your bottle of water to another woman who is coughing tells me more of Duchess Meghan's character, than any hit piece book written about her.”

Another Twitter user described Meghan as being ‘so thoughtful’.

Prince Harry delivered a speech at the UN General Assembly.

A third person wrote: “The people’s Duchess. Always so aware of other people’s needs”.

It turns out that the woman in need was not a stranger. She is Genevieve Roth, the founder of Invisible Hand, which is described on her LinkedIn page as ‘a social impact and culture strange agency'.

Genevieve also works as the senior strategic advisor to Archewell, the organisation founded by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Harry criticised the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v Wade ruling during his speech at the UN.

“From the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional rights here in the United States, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom,” he said.

Meghan previously opened up about her anger following the ruling in an interview with Vogue in June.

She also revealed that her husband was angry at the decision of the Supreme Court, describing the Prince as a 'feminist'.

"Men need to be vocal in this moment and beyond because these are decisions that affect relationships, families, and communities at large,” she said.

"They may target women, but the consequences impact all of us. 

"My husband and I talked about that a lot over the past few days. He's a feminist too."

"His reaction last week was guttural, like mine," the former Suits star continued.

"I know that for so many women right now, there is a sentiment of despair. But again, we have to band together and not wallow. We have to do the work."

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Topics: Royal Family, Meghan Markle, News