Ever since news broke in November that Meghan Markle is engaged, folks everywhere want to know how they can get that “Markle sparkle.” And while we agree that the former actor is as stylish and beautiful as they come, we think she radiates much more than physical beauty—she shines bright with compassion.
Sending major congratulations to Prince Harry and #MeghanMarkle on their engagement! Love Meghan for choosing to adopt her dogs & always encouraging others to do the same ❤️
— PETA (@peta) November 27, 2017
Markle and Prince Harry will exchange vows on Saturday, May 19, at Windsor Castle in England. After she officially becomes a princess, Markle will likely gain even more fame—if you can imagine that—and to be honest, we’re here for it. The Los Angeles native has often used her influence to inspire kindness, including toward animals.
Markle Gives Fur a Thumbs Down
According to Markle’s former agent, Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, the former Suits star refuses to wear fur on ethical grounds. She certainly isn’t alone. Last year, the White House announced that first lady of the United States Melania Trump would also not wear fur, after she received a faux-fur gift from PETA and Honorary Director Pamela Anderson.
— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) May 3, 2017
John Galliano, Versace, Michael Kors, Gucci, and more join Markle in opposing fur. These influencers’ and designers’ refusal to align themselves with the cruel fur industry is a sign that times are changing.
What About Leather? Fauxget About It
Markle also reportedly loves vegan leather. While discussing her personal style last year, she admitted, “Personally, I love cropped pants in vegan leather.” Markle’s fondness for cruelty-free pants even caused online searches for “vegan leather trousers” to increase by 67 percent. Now that’s something we bow down to.
By choosing to oppose fur and leather, Markle is actively helping to stop the global skins trade. Whether it came from an animal on a fur farm or one who was trapped in the wild, every fur coat, trinket, and bit of trim caused an animal tremendous suffering—and took away a life.
Sparkle With Compassion, Just Like Markle
PETA congratulates Markle—not just on her upcoming nuptials but also for being such an inspiring, compassionate role model to so many. Click the buttons below to find out just how easy it is to make kind choices like hers.