Meghan Markle reveals she wants her baby to be feminist on International Women's Day

Meghan Markle has told an International Women's Day panel that she hopes her baby is a feminist.

Appearing alongside the likes of Annie Lennox and Julia Gillard on a panel at King's College in London on Friday, the Duchess of Sussex said regardless of whether the baby was a boy or girl, she hoped it followed in her feminism footsteps.

"I'd seen this documentary on Netflix about feminism and one of the things they said during pregnancy was 'I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism'," she said, reportedly in reference to the 2018 film Feminist - What were they thinking?

"I love that. So boy or girl or whatever it is, we hope that that's the case with our little bump."

Markle, who married Prince Harry last year, has been a constant fighter for women's issues and believes that if there is a lack of inequality for one group in society "someone needs to say something".

In January, the 37-year-old became the royal patron of Smart Works, a charity helping unemployed woman.

When she was 11-years-old, she campaigned to get an advert for dish washing liquid to change its language. The commercial had said: "Women are fighting greasy pots and pans".

She had "women" changed to "people" instead.

"Truth be told, at 11, I don't even really think I knew what sexism meant, but I just knew that something struck me internally," she said on Friday.

"No one was telling me that it was, but I knew that it was wrong."

Earlier this week, the Royal Family introduced new guidelines for those commenting on their social media platforms as the Duchess and Kate Middleton face increasing trolling and online abuse.