Meghan Markle interviews Michelle Obama: Duchess of Sussex quizzes former First Lady on motherhood, charity work and what her 15-year-old self would think of her achievements
The Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Michelle Obama for her upcoming Vogue issue has been revealed.
Meghan’s chat with the former First Lady of the US took place over a ‘casual lunch of chicken tacos and my ever-burgeoning bump’.
In the full transcript of the interview, published on the Vogue website, Meghan and Michelle discuss issues such as motherhood and the Girls Opportunity Alliance – an educational charity founded by Mrs Obama.
Michelle Obama photographed for the September issue of Vogue which is being guest-edited by the Duchess
The Duchess of Sussex is the guest editor on the September issue of British Vogue (Pictured: Jacinda Ardern, Salma Hayek Pinault, Laverne Cox, Jameela Jamil, Yara Shahidi and Gemma Chan, Christy Turlington Burns, Adwoa Aboah, Adut Akech, Ramla Ali, Sinead Burke, Francesca Hayward, Jane Fonda, Greta Thunberg and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
‘You sent me the kindest message on Mother’s Day this year. What has motherhood taught you?’
‘Being a mother has been a masterclass in letting go.’ Michelle responded.
‘Motherhood has taught me that, most of the time, my job is to give them the space to explore and develop into the people they want to be,’ she went on to say.
The Duchess then asked what advice Mrs Obama gives to her daughters.
‘Don’t just check the boxes you think you’re supposed to check, like I did when I was their age,’ Michelle said.
‘I tell them that I hope they’ll keep trying on new experiences until they find what feels right. And what felt right yesterday might not necessarily feel right today.’
How would that advice be different if you were offering it to sons? Or would it be the same?
A candid photograph released alongside the September cover pictures the duchess in the workroom of the Smart Works office in London