Meghan Markle dreamt of becoming a princess in 2014

By @chelean on
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, waves at well-wishers during a walkabout in Dublin, Ireland, July 11, 2018.
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, waves at well-wishers during a walkabout in Dublin, Ireland, July 11, 2018. Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Meghan Markle dreamt of becoming a princess four years ago, but not one from the British Royal family. A 2014 entry on her deactivated blog, The Tig, confessed her desire for power, and had even referenced her now-sister-in-law Kate Middleton’s lavish wedding with Prince William.

The post, uncovered by Glamour, was part of a tribute to Princess Alia Al Senussi, who was exiled from Libya in 1969. As the subject of her blogpost was about women in power, Meghan, who is now the Duchess of Sussex, started with her dreams of becoming a royalty.

“Little girls dream of being princesses. I, for one, was all about She-Ra, Princess of Power,” she wrote, referring to the 1980s animated character.

She-Ra Small figurines from the She-Ra cartoons are shown on display during opening day of pop culture convention Comic Con in San Diego, California, U.S. July 19, 2018.  Reuters/Mike Blake

She did not become She-Ra, but she has become a “princess of the United Kingdom” since marrying Prince Harry in May. She did not gain super strength power like She-Ra, but she became one of Britain’s most influential women, according to Vogue.

Meghan also referenced in her blog “Princess Kate,” who, unknown to her at that time, would be her sister-in-law.

“And grown women seem to retain this childhood fantasy. Just look at the pomp and circumstance surrounding the royal wedding and endless conversation about Princess Kate,” Meghan wrote. Princess Kate was Kate Middleton, although she is technically not referred to as a princess.

Britain's Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 14, 2018. Britain's Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex during the women's singles final between Serena Williams of the U.S. and Germany's Angelique Kerber  Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/Pool

Meghan’s blog entry was to empower women at the same time celebrating the achievement of the exiled Libyan princess. She shared more about Al-Senussi’s work, including the princess’ answer to her slam book-style interview.

She was forced to deactivate her blog shortly after it was revealed that she and Prince Harry were dating in 2016. As she is now a member of the royal family, she is discouraged from having a personal social media account.