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Ashton Kutcher praises Meghan Markle

American Actor Ashton Kutcher has praised Meghan Markle for speaking out on women empowerment at the annual forum to celebrate the success of the Royal Foundation. Meghan Markle and Ashton Kutcher worked together on a film in 2005.

Ashton Kutcher has praised Meghan Markle in a post on Facebook as he shared a video in which Ms Markle spoke about women empowerment. Meghan Markle said: “I think what’s interesting is I hear a lot of people say when speaking about women’s empowerment is that we need to help women find a voice. I fundamentally disagree with that because women don’t need to find a voice – they have a voice – they need to feel empowered to use it and people need to be encouraged to listen.”Right now in this climate, we are seeing so many campaigns like MeToo, TimesUp, there is no better time than to really continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered, and people really helping to support them, men included in that – it makes such a tremendous difference.”

Kutcher, who is married to actress Mila Kunis, wrote above the video: “She is such a great role model.”

The video was made earlier this week when Meghan conducted her first official engagement alongside Prince Harry, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. The Fab Four attended the first annual forum to celebrate the success of the Royal Foundation. Upon her marriage, Meghan will become the fourth patron of the foundation.

It is not the first time Ashton Kutcher has shared an inspiring video of the soon-to-be-wife of Prince Harry. In November 2017 he shared a video of Meghan Markle’s famous speech for UN Women at the Women’s conference in 2015. He added above the film: “You can make a difference no matter how old you are.”

Kutcher referred to Meghan’s story about when she wrote to the First Lady about a sexist commercial at only 11-years-old. Eventually, the business changed its sexist message.

Meghan and Ashton are no strangers to each other. They were both in the movie A Lot Like Love in 2005. It was the first film role ever for Ms Markle. Meghan was only in the movie for 2 minutes but during that time she can be seen alongside Ashton Kutcher who played the leading role.

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Laura is from Belgium and has a passion for all things royal. She is Europe Correspondent for Royal Central since October 2016 and has contributed to other news websites. In her daily life she is a fulltime student in EU-politics and political communication.