Meghan Markle returned to the United Kingdom for her first official engagement since Megxit.
Meghan was chosen to deliver the keynote speech at the One Young World Summit in Manchester on Monday. Although she had already visited the country several times in recent months, this was her first official visit as part of the organization’s renowned summit.
In her speech, the Duchess of Sussex expressed gratitude for the opportunity to see her supporters again at One World. She then took time to reflect on her history and work with the organization since she began as a counselor in 2014.
“Have any of you today so far had that feeling of that pinch-me moment where you just go, ‘How am I here?’ It’s a lot, and at that dinner, there were about 20 to 30 of us counselors, and there I was, the girl from Suits.”
In the same speech, she made the youth realize, despite their self-doubt, that they belong in the world.
Meghan noted that she is now married and a mother of two when comparing her life over the years. She believes that this has significantly altered her life.
Furthermore, she received the highest level of support when Prince Harry attended the event, demonstrating her admiration for One World’s work.
She concluded her speech, saying:
“important work can’t wait for tomorrow.”
In 2009, the One Young World community was established. It currently has 13,700 ambassadors who assist the organization in reaching out to over 35.8 million people worldwide.
Her appearance followed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s busy week, which included their first joint engagement in Europe in two years.
They will fly to Germany on Tuesday to participate in the Invictus Games “One Year to Go” countdown. On Thursday, they will return to the United Kingdom to participate in the WellChild Awards.
Among her many achievements, Meghan recently received harsh criticism from Princess Diana’s designer, who accused her of destroying the royal family.