Meghan Markle celebrated International Women’s Day doing what she does best - motivating and empowering women.
The Duchess of Sussex - who is expecting her first child with Prince Harry in April - headed to the King’s College in London to join a panel discussion.
She was joined by musician and activist Annie Lennox, model and activist Adwoa Aboah, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, Let Us Learn founder Chrisann Jarrett and executive director of Campaign for Female Education, Angeline Murimirwa. Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor of the Economist, acted as chair for the panel.
Meghan said: “If things are wrong and there is a lack of justice and an inequality, someone needs to say something — and why can’t it be you?”
The 37-year-old also opened up about her hopes for her baby, saying she felt “the embryonic kicking of feminism”.
“I'd seen this documentary on Netflix on feminism and one of the things they said during pregnancy was, ‘I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism,"' the former Suits actress recalled.
It was also announced on Friday that Meghan has become Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which the Queen is Patron and Prince Harry is President. The QCT exists to champion, fund and connect young leaders around the world.
“In her role as Vice-President of QCT, The Duchess of Sussex will highlight our partnerships with young people across the Commonwealth, and in particular our work supporting women and girls,” the QCT said in a statement.
Meghan was glowing in the "Azzura" black-and-white swirl-printed shift dress with a high collar from the U.K. brand, Reiss. She added a black blazer to the mix and wore black pumps and carried a black clutch by Stella McCartney.
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