Prince Harry Makes A Surprise Appearance To Support Meghan Markle At A Round Table Discussion On Gender Equity And Inclusion [Photos]
The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by the Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity and inclusion with One Young World and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders.
The roundtable discussion held at Windsor Castle and Meghan Markle was driven there by Harry. She even joked about her husband “crashing the party”.
Meghan told guests: “In terms of gender equality, which is something I have championed for a long time, I think that conversation can’t happen without men being a part of it.
“So for this reason it made complete sense to let him (Harry) join today so thank you for letting him crash the party.”
Meghan has joined The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and One Young World to look at how young leaders are driving meaningful change for empowering women.
Today’s meeting took place at the Queen’s Windsor home, near Frogmore Cottage where the Sussexes live.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which Harry is president and which Meghan serves as vice-president, aims to champion, connect and fund young leaders from the 53 countries in the Commonwealth.
Discussing with young leaders, Meghan Markle said that a conversation on female empowerment and gender equality “couldn’t happen without men”.
She said: “I think we’re all aware that One Young World has been very important to me for several years and now being vice president of QCT, it just felt like the perfect medley.
“What you’re all capable of doing independently is incredible but then when you work collectively, our intention today is to try to create somewhat of a task force to see what we can do within our communities and then use that knowledge to apply it to whatever is happening in all these other communities.”
The Duchess of Sussex is a longstanding supporter of One Young World, having first joined as a Counsellor at the 2014 summit in Dublin.
Earlier this week The Duchess of Sussex attended the 10th Annual One Young World Opening Ceremony at The Royal Albert Hall, which brought together 2,000 young leaders from 190 countries.