It's official: Meghan Markle is now an actual member of the royal family. Just hours after the royal wedding took place, the Duchess of Sussex was added to the British royal family website, with a scrollable profile including her historic royal title, a close-up horizontal headshot and a short biography outlining the former American actress's pre-royal past.
While the text included with Meghan's new royal label is rather brief and to-the-point as a whole, the summary focuses primarily on the newlywed's past philanthropic and charitable accolades, almost completely glazing over her 15-year career as an actress-with almost zero mention of her seven seasons starring role in the hit TV series, Suits.
"From a young age, The Duchess had a keen awareness of social issues and actively participated in charitable work," the front page profile introduction reads, highlighting the three major organizations Meghan has publicly advocated for in the past: One Young World, UN Women and World Vision.
Promoting both her social activism and feminist beliefs, the freshly minted royal's acting career is not even mentioned in the profile's opening page. For any acknowledgment of the Suits star's on-screen honors, fans have to click to the Biography subsection of her profile. Under the Career headline, the cliff notes credentials softly touch on Meghan's acting chops.
"After university Her Royal Highness worked as an actress, appearing in film and television," the abridged credit reads. "She most notably played the role of Rachel Zane on the series Suits for seven seasons, completing over 100 episodes."
The downplay of Meghan's lengthy acting career was quickly picked up by disappointed fans. “Am I the only person who is sad that the new Duchess of Sussex’s official web page barely mentions her acting career?” royal reporter Victoria Murphy wrote to Twitter, "She spent 15 years grafting in a competitive industry, surely this is something to be celebrated and deserves more than half a sentence."
Am I the only person who is sad that the new Duchess of Sussex’s official web page barely mentions her acting career. She spent 15 years grafting in a competitive industry, surely this is something to be celebrated and deserves more than half a sentence https://t.co/vbUjcYgcI5
- Victoria Murphy (@QueenVicMirror) May 20, 2018
I don’t appreciate the fact that Meghan Markle’s page on the royal family website fails to mention her acting career. She has spent over a decade acting and that should be given more attention.
- Sarah I Osman (@SarahIOsman) May 20, 2018
So the royal family website makes no mention of Meghan Markle's acting career i.e. what she is famous for. That didn't take long...
- Pete MacLeod (@petemacleod84) May 20, 2018
So while it appears as though whoever wrote Markle's biography may not be a Suits fan, at the very least, it's heartening to know that Meghan's career snub didn't go entirely unnoticed.
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