Meghan Markle is a proud flexitarian – someone who follows a mostly plant-based diet but occasionally eats meat and dairy. She told Best Health in 2016: “I try to eat vegan during the week and then have a little bit more flexibility with what I dig into on the weekends. But at the same time, it’s all about balance.”

While Meghan and Prince Harry may have stepped away from their royal duties, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex still hold great influence. From Meghan’s vegan wedding reception dress to her affinity for vegan cheese, here are 5 reasons why Meghan Markle’s flexitarianism matters.

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