In her first speech in the UK since stepping down as a “working royal”, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan has expressed happiness for being back to the UK.
She stated this at the One Young World summit holding in Manchester, UK.
This was the first visit to the UK by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex since the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the first public address in the UK by Meghan since the couple’s move to the United States.
Meghan, who was accompanied by her husband, Prince Harry, said in her keynote address at the summit that it was “very nice to be back in the UK” after an earlier welcome from the city’s mayor Andy Burnham.
Her speech that side-stepped any controversy, the duchess described her own imposter-syndrome feelings when she attended the 2014 version of the event, when she was a TV actress and before meeting Prince Harry.
She described her sense of self-doubt at being alongside world leaders when: “I was the girl from Suits.”
Meghan recalled her nervousness at the same One Young World summit.
“I wasn’t sure that I belonged. I was so nervous. I doubted myself and I wondered if I was good enough to even be there,” she told her audience of young leaders from more than 190 countries.
“I was so overwhelmed by this experience. I think I even saved my little paper place card that said my name on it. Just proof that I was there.
“I’m thrilled that my husband is able to join me here this time,” she said, at the event with fees of over £3,000 for delegates, which organizers say are mostly funded by scholarships or charity partners,” Meghan told the audience.
She told the young delegates: “You are the ones driving the positive and necessary change needed across the globe.”
Meghan’s speech followed a coruscating address from the pop star Bob Geldof, who warned the young leaders not to turn into “creeps” if they were ever in power.
The Sussexes had traveled by train from London to Manchester for the first of a series of events on their UK visit.
But it’s not known whether the duke and duchess will meet other members of the Royal Family this week, including the Queen, who is in Balmoral and due to hold an audience on Tuesday with the new Prime Minister. – BBC
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