Meghan Markle revealed that as a child she was compared to Simpson’s character of the clown Krusty after she tried to repeat the ‘perfect curly hairstyle’ of actress Andie MacDowell in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral.
The 40-year-old mother of two revealed her ‘obsession’ with Andie, who is now 63 years old, during a surprising appearance on television. Ellen DeGeneres‘talk show on Thursday, in which she also shared an insight into her’ happy ‘family life with Prince Harry and their two children, again called for compulsory paid family leave in the U.S. and hooked up her children’s book The Bench.
While talking about the book, Meghan talked about making fun of her peers in high school. Los Angeles after trying to style her ‘ethnic hair’ in the same way as Andie’s character from the 1994 British rom com.
When 63-year-old Ellen opened up her reasons for writing The Bench – based on a song she wrote for Prince Harry on Father’s Day – the Duchess was then questioned about another self-illustrated book she wrote as a child, Face Without the spot is a starless night.
Talk show host Ellen pulled a page from a book featuring a self-portrait drawn by Meghan and then asked the Duchess about her hairstyle in ‘self-illustration’.
‘It was really bad!’ Meghan Markle revealed that she was compared to Simpsons clown character Krusty in high school after trying to replicate Andie MacDowell’s hair.
The 40-year-old Ellen DeGeneres said in an interview that she is ‘obsessed’ with Andie, who is now 63, while sharing pictures of her having the actress ’hairstyle (pictured).
When she was ten or 11 years old, Meghan cut her hair to mimic the style Andie designed in the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral, but said it looked like the actress ’did first day’.
“Let’s talk about your hair,” the TV personality continued, and Meghan stated that she explained the inspiration for her “performance”: “That’s what I looked like when I was ten or 11 years old, and the reason my hair looks that way, was because I was obsessed with Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings and a Funeral.
‘All I wanted was a perfect little curly hairstyle, so I went to the hairdresser and got it.’
But even though the duchess pointed out that her new hairstyle looked ‘amazing’ on the first day after the haircut, she admitted that it didn’t stay that way for very long.
“That first day, I thought,‘ This is amazing, I look like Andie MacDowell, ’” she recalled as she shared a childhood image with a curly “do” on it.
‘[But] as if everyone forgot to tell me, “You have ethnic hair, you’re not going to look like Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings and a Funeral.”
Although Meghan may not have received any advice before the haircut, she explained that her peers at school quickly called her a new job, and some even told her she was more like a clown Krusty, a curly cartoon from The Simpsons.
I go to school and they said I look like a clown Krusty from The Simpsons. It was really bad, but the whole atmosphere was happening to me, “she joked, revealing another photo of her modeling her hairstyle, which made Ellen calm her down: ‘You look like you’re hugging her.’
“As if everyone forgot to tell me,‘ You have ethnic hair, you’re not going to look like Andie MacDowell in Four Weddings and a Funeral, ’” Meghan said of how her hair has changed.
The Duchess said her peers at school ‘told her she looked like a Krusty clown’ after she cut her hair short
‘It was really severe, but there was a whole atmosphere going on inside me,’ she joked
Meghan was raised in Los Angeles by her mother Doria Ragland (pictured) and father Thomas Markle
Meghan was raised by her parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, in Los Angeles, where she attended private elementary and high schools with her father’s Emmy-winning father’s lighting director, who received a $ 200,000 annual salary.
She began school at a private elementary school, Hollywood’s Little Red Schoolhouse Nursery, which she attended from the age of two, and then moved to Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, which cost $ 9,412 per semester.
Self-illustration: Her comments came after Ellen asked Meghan about her hairstyle in a self-portrait she presented in a book she wrote when she was a child (pictured)
She went on to study at Northwestern, Illinois College, which would have cost $ 24,000 to $ 28,000 a year for tuition when Meghan studied there from 1999 to 2003.
The childhood anecdote was only a small part of Meghan’s interview with longtime friend Ellen.
During a nearly hour-long talk show, the Duchess also revealed her family life with 37-year-old Harry and their children – five-month-old Lilibet and two-year-old Archie – while sharing a never-before-seen photo of her son feeding his chickens at their Montecito mansion. , worth $ 14 million.
Meghan also took the opportunity for the show to renew her calls for mandatory paid parental leave in the U.S. and told Ellen she would do ‘everything’ in her power to change policy for millions of Americans.
The Duchess recently caused controversy by coldly calling senators on their private phones and urging them with their royal address to vote for paid leave. Prior to that, she wrote a letter to Congress urging them to consider passing a Paid Leave Act.
Republican Representative Jason Smith of Missouri, who previously condemned Meghan for meddling in U.S. politics and even suggested that the title should be taken away from her to prevent her from using it to gain political leverage.
During the interview, Meghan also shared a never-before-seen image of her two-year-old son Archie feeding chickens at their $ 14 million Montecito mansion.
During the conversation with Ellen, the Duchess also revealed her ‘happy’ family life with Prince Harry and their children.
Meghan told Ellen, “I think people really forget or don’t even know that this country is one of the only six countries in the world and the only rich country in the world that doesn’t have mandates and doesn’t have a federal paid leave program.
“Everyone knows, especially if you’ve had a child and even if you haven’t, you know how hard it is and how critical it is in those first few weeks, if not months, to be together as a family.
“And the fact that we’re not offering this here is something I’m going to do now, as a mother of two, do everything in my power to ensure that we can implement it for people.”
Her statements came amid reports that Democratic Sen. Kristen Gillibrand is facing a “furious” response from her colleagues as Meghan gave away her private cell phone numbers so she could lobby for them on paid family leave.
Meghan also promoted her children’s book The Bench, which she said she wrote as a song for Harry on Father’s Day, and revealed how Archie’s son dressed up as a dinosaur for Halloween while her five-month-old daughter Lili was a ‘little skunk like a flower from Bambi’.
Meghan spoke about how she spent the celebration with chat room manager DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portio de Rossi – her neighbors in the Montecito celebrity enclave in California.
But Meghan said two-year-old Archie and his sister aren’t at all excited about Halloween, as Archie stayed in his costume for less than five minutes.
The resounding performance of the former actress came eight months after the controversial meeting of the Sussex couple with Oprah Winfrey, which left the royal family in crisis.