American politician meets British royalty! A royal source tells ET that Meghan Markle met with Hillary Clinton at Frogmore Cottage when the former Secretary of State was in London earlier this week promoting her and daughter Chelsea's new book, The Book of Gutsy Women.
While in Windsor, England, Hillary and Meghan discussed their shared interests. Prince Harry wasn’t there, the source says, but the former first lady was able to coo over baby Archie, while she and Meghan "bonded over their shared commitment to women’s issues." The source adds that they also discussed the letter Meghan wrote to Hillary when she was 11 years old.
As a young girl, Meghan was responsible for shaking up the advertising industry, after challenging the "sexist" language in an Ivory dish soap commercial, which proclaimed that "women are fighting greasy pots and pans." She wrote letters to civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred, then-first lady Hillary, Nick News anchor Linda Ellerbee and the soap's manufacturer, Procter & Gamble -- which eventually changed the ad to "people are fighting greasy pots and pans."
"The Duchess and secretary Clinton had a mutual fan girl, lovely personal meeting," the source says of Hillary's visit with Meghan. The Daily Mailwas the first to report on the private meeting.
The British royal family is known for not taking sides politically, but Meghan, 38, has been candid prior to her time in the family as to her political leanings. Prince Harry, 35, has also met and collaborated with the Obama family several times for his Invictus Games charity work.
Meghan herself has been vocal about her struggles as a public figure. She and Harry spoke out about their treatment in the British tabloids during their emotional documentary special, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.