Meghan Markle isn't looking for outpourings of love from the public, but she does want to be heard, according to friend and reporter Bryony Gordon.
Meghan gave an interview to Gordon for The Telegraph during her visit to Luminary Bakery's second branch opening this week, and said her main focus is using her royal status as a platform to help others.
"If I have learnt anything about Meghan in the time I have known her, it is that she is a doer not a wallower. She lives in the solution, not the problem," Gordon wrote.
"She told me that she didn’t want people to love her—she just wanted them to be able to hear her."
During her visit to the bakery, Meghan also hinted that she doesn't want any special royal treatment: “One of the things I have realised since being here is that people have an expectation when I’m coming somewhere, so I’m like, let’s just be really relaxed, keep everyone nice and chilled, because at the end of the day we’re all just women," she said. "We all have a story to tell, and I feel honoured that I am getting to hear yours.”