Duchess of Sussex at One Young World Summit 2019

The Duchess of Sussex in her role as Vice President of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust attended the opening ceremony of the 2019 One Young World Summit held this evening at the Royal Albert Hall in London. She is no stranger to these conferences, having participated in 2014 in Dublin and 2016 in Ottawa.

The summit brings together 2000 young people from over 190 countries around the world, Their mission is to create the next generation of more responsible and effective leaders. The Queen's Commonwealth Trust has partnered with One Young World to bring 53 young people from across the Commonwealth to attend this year's summit.

Meghan at One Young World Summit 2019
Photo from Daily Mail

This is no light weight affair. Delegates participate in various events over the 4 day summit including listening to transformative speeches and panel discussions, taking part in workshops and networking. Delegates can apply to give their own keynote speech sharing the platform with world leaders and with the world's media listening in.

Speakers at this year's summit include Sir Richard Branson, Sir John Major, Sir Bob Geldorf, Dr. Jane Goodall, Mary Robinson, Ellie Goulding, Edward Enninful and Sinead Burke. 

Topics for discussion include amongst others: business and technology; diversity in the media; mental health; the environment and sustainable development. 

Meghan was well received as she entered the opening ceremony this evening (see the number of people with their phones out taking pictures!) She is scheduled to hold a round table discussion later this week to address the issue of gender equality worldwide, a cause she has supported since being a teen. 

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