It has been quite a year for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as the couple made the biggest change of their life by leaving the royal family and moving to North America. It has been some time since we have seen the two on an official engagement, but Meghan just announced her first engagement after stepping down as royals.
The Duchess of Sussex will be a special guest at the three days 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit, which will take place this year virtually from July 13-15. Meghan will be joining an already impressive cast of speakers, such as former First Lady Michelle Obama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad and COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg.
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Other guests that will be joining them are her long time friend Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who has been hailed as a ‘changemaker’ and is on the bill alongside The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil and Euphoria’s Storm Reid.
The goal of the summit is to connect empowering and inspirational women to future female leaders around the world. Girls Up is a United Nations derived organization, created back in 2010, which focuses on developing, mentoring and coaching adolescent girls around the world to become much-needed future leaders, to achieve gender equality around the world.
Since their move to Los Angeles and officially cutting their funding from the royal family, Meghan and Harry have still been busy behind the scenes, continuing their support for charity work while working on their new foundation Archewell.
Things have indeed changed, as not most engagements and visit the couple do are not announced in the typical way it would have were the couple members of the royal family and carried out duties and engagements on behalf of the Queen. Instead, fans of the couple get their information from social media posts, informing them when Meghan and Harry paid a visit or delivered a speech to a particular organization. That has been the case for their most recent ‘engagement’, when Meghan gave a rousing virtual graduation speech on racism to her old high school or when the couple prepared food with former gang members and offenders at a rehabilitation charity Homeboy Industries in LA.