The British Monarchy, Meghan Markle, and Imposter Syndrome

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There are varying degrees of interest when it comes to the British Royal family, and Meghan Markle herself. Kim and Stacy are wonderful representatives from two camps, one obsessed and the other almost completely disconnected! Both have discovered, through conversations, that they share a different perspective than peers across the pond in the United Kingdom. In today’s episode, the conversation leads them to reflect on the historical significance of colonized roles for royals, and how significant it is to see Meghan Markle break free from the expectations and step into her own light to combat imposter syndrome.

  • The history of the British Royal family and how they became dependent on press and media perception
  • Why is Meghan Markle seen as an outsider in the Royal family and in the eyes of the people that live in the U.K.?
  • The history of people of color in the British Monarchy including:
  • Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz – that’s right, the one from Bridgerton!
  • Queen Victoria and the colonial abuse in “adopting” individuals from other countries (India, Africa, etc.)
  • Taking control of your destiny when others put your health, wellness, and psychological safety
  • Meghan Markle IS GOOD ENOUGH (and so are you)! The constant narrative of being told that “you’re not good enough” and allowing outsiders to influence your outcomes
  • Kim and Stacy define and discuss imposter syndrome:
  • The public display of Meghan Markle combating imposter syndrome
  • What does imposter syndrome look like at work? At home? In our relationships and interactions?

It is not a hard conclusion to come to that Kim and Stacy saw that the moment Meghan Markle stepped into the light of the Royal family, we (people in the U.S.) could clearly see the lines of race being drawn. Despite where one falls on the spectrum of interest in Royal affairs, it is clear that Meghan Markle is held to a different and double standard than her peers and it is based entirely on her race.

What is Imposter Syndrome?

If this is a new concept or term for you, rest assured, we didn’t just make it up. There is a lot of research and evidence behind the occurrence of imposter syndrome and we’ve gathered a few resources to help further your understanding.
Let us know what you think about imposter syndrome and how it impacts your work, relationships, and interactions!

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