The Duchess of Sussex has arrived at London’s Royal Albert Hall for the October 22 opening ceremony of the One Young World summit. It is a global forum that brings together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries to create positive change and tackle some of the world’s biggest problems.
Meghan wowed as she arrived at the event, wearing a purple midi dress dress by Aritzia’s brand Babaton. She matched it with navy heels and styled her hair in a bouncy blowout parted down the middle.
Meghan arrived in her capacity as Vice President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year to bring 53 young leaders from across the Commonwealth to attend the Summit in London.
The Duchess is a longtime supporter of One Young World. She served as a counsellor at the 2014 One Young World Summit in Dublin, Ireland, and the 2016 One Young World Summit in Ottawa, Canada.
During her appearance at the summit in 2014, Meghan talked about importance of women’s rights and the role men play in achieving equality.
“You need men to try and effect that change because at the end of the day, I think what scares people is the idea that female empowerment is somehow threatening. No it’s not, you empower the women, you’re empowering the community,” she said.
One Young World co-founders Kate Robinson and David Jones said in a statement: “We are thrilled that the Duchess of Sussex will be returning to our stage.
“She is a much-loved member of the One Young World community who has supported us since 2014.
“She’s an inspiration to young leaders all over the world and we’re delighted to be partnering with the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which the Duchess is Vice President, to provide scholarships for young leaders from every Commonwealth country to attend the One Young World Summit in London.”
Later this week, Meghan will also hold a round-table discussion with various OYW young leaders to “address the issue of gender equity worldwide, and how we can all play our part to reach equality for all.”