Meghan Markle isn't practicing what she's preaching! In 2015 — before she married Prince Harry — the TV star revealed some of her tips when going into the office, as her character on Suits, Rachel Zane, exuded confidence.
"Don’t get involved in the interoffice politics. On Suits it can be cheeky and fun to see Rachel and Donna being gossipy, but people get caught up in that. I think in life and in the office, it’s best to stay out of the drama. You’ll be endlessly happier for it. If you want to do that, save that for drinks after work with your girlfriends," she told InStyle.
“I think the biggest part of being a girl boss in the office, at home, or anywhere you go is just knowing your value,” the 40-year-old continued. “It's important flex your intellectual prowess, even if you're wiggling around in a pencil skirt."
“People often say dress for the part that you want, not the part that you have, and I can't think of any paralegal that was dressing like Rachel did," she said. "She was dressing for the role and the seriousness that she wanted people to treat her with.”
But when Meghan joined the royal family, she did anything but stay away from the drama. In fact, she seemingly caused a stir when she wanted to do things her way instead of conforming to what the monarchy wanted.
After the two left the firm, they moved to California, and earlier this year, they didn't hold back when talking about what life was really like for them.
"I think the problem for Meghan was that she was angry, she was upset," royal author Tom Quinn noted of the sit-down chat. "I think that she thought when she entered the Royal Family she could shake them up and they would love it, she would do things Meghan’s way."
"When that didn’t happen and she came up against what she saw as the forces of reaction it made her so upset that, that interview was her way I think the only way for her to get her revenge and put the case as she saw it," explained Quinn. "But I think later on she will think I shouldn’t have burnt my bridges to that extent."
Meghan and Harry are also not flying to the U.K. for an event honoring Princess Diana.
"It is a great shame they are not coming. The longer they stay away the greater the rift and the more difficult it is to come back from. They don't come back and the rift continues," noted royal expert Penny Juror. "There is a lot of work to be done, it's a shame they can't come back. It shows they are not interested in making things work."