The Duchess of Sussex has called late US Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “a true inspiration.”
American-born Meghan issued a statement on Saturday following the death of the 87-year-old judge who died after a battle with cancer on 18 September.
She told People: “With an incomparable and indelible legacy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be known as a woman of brilliance, a Justice of courage, and a human of deep conviction.
“She has been a true inspiration to me since I was a girl. Honor her, remember her, act for her.”
Ginsburg was only the second woman to be placed on the Supreme Court and was admired by both conservatives and liberals alike for her brilliant legal mind. She was considered a trailblazer for women and was a known feminist.
She died surrounded by her family in Washington D.C. from complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. Her cancer returned in February of this year, and she vowed to continue her duties on the bench for as long as she was able. Before her death, she was the oldest member of the Supreme Court and the fourth oldest serving Supreme Court Justice in US history.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex now reside in Meghan’s hometown of Los Angeles, California. Meghan has been encouraging her fellow Americans to get out and vote during the upcoming November election, but she has not endorsed a candidate.