Meghan was today joined by an unexpected guest – Harry – as she attended a roundtable discussion on gender equality at Windsor Castle.
Meghan and Harry were greeted by Nicola Brentnall, CEO of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust upon arrival
Windsor castle is just a few minutes’ drive from their home at Frogmore Cottage and is a place with many key-moments for Meghan and Harry including their wedding to Archie’s christening at St George’s Chapel.
As Meghan took place at the table, she thanked the attendees for letting Harry crash the party.
“In terms of gender equality, which has been something I have championed for quite a long time, you know I think that conversation can’t happen without men being part of it. And this is something that is also very key to the way my husband feels and he has been working in this space since 2013, which a lot of people don’t notice as much. I think that’s what’s really important. You can’t have a conversation about women’s empowerment with just women.
And so, it seemed to make complete sense to let him join today. Thank you for letting him crash the party.”
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“The roundtable was led by QCT chief executive Nicola Brentnall and moderated by One Young World counsellors, social media influencer Rossana Bee and Canada’s first openly gay Olympic gold medallist Mark Tewksbury.
Harry and Meghan heard from the founder of the south African organisation Motholung Network Against Women and Child Abuse, Lebogang Bogopane, about her personal experiences of familial domestic violence.
Ms Bogopane said:
‘I got married very young and experienced domestic violence. My mother is a survivor and I’m also a survivor. One day I said ‘I’m tired, this needs to stop’.’
She told the duchess about her project Bake for Hope, which provides locally baked bread – something that she said is still a luxury in certain parts of South Africa.
The founder of the first Iraqi LGBT+ organisation, Amir Ashour, praised the Duke of Sussex for supporting his wife in her action on gender equality.
Mr Ashour, 29, took part in a roundtable discussion on Friday, chaired by Meghan, which focused on female empowerment and creating ‘space’ for all identities.
Asked about Harry’s appearance at the event at Windsor Castle, Mr Ashour said: ‘It was really surprising, it’s always a big pleasure to have him, but also more than that it was a big indication of how important it is for the both of them and how much time and energy they are willing to invest in this, because I know they are very busy people.”
Harry also joined Meghan for the discussion looking at how “young leaders are driving meaningful change for empowering women”. For Meghan to bring Harry was very fitting in their roles as President and Vice-President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which Queen Elizabeth is patron and Prince Harry is president, is focused on helping youth in the 53 Commonwealth countries to enact positive change.
Meghan and Harry posed for a group photo
As the discussion lacked to its end, Meghan describes how she ” can’t wait for our update in three months to hear how you are all doing. Thank you for being an inspiration.”
A video from the meeting:
Meghan stunned in red for todays discussion!
She wore the red Hugo Boss Selrita Ruby Leather Pencil Skirt.
You will recall Meghan wearing the skirt in a different color for their day in Sussex last year!
Meghan teamed the skirt with the similar colored Deep V Pullover by Joseph.
She accessorized the outfit with her Emily Mortimer Hera earrings
And the Bow Knot Ring & the Vargas 18K Gold Manta Kiss Stack Ring