Meghan Markle’s Newest Role Announced On International Women’s Day

Carla Harmon
March 9, 2019

The session was organised by Queen Elizabeth II's Commonwealth Trust, a project which Meghan was announced vice-president of on Friday.

Meghan appeared alongside singer Annie Lennox, former prime minister of Australia Julia Gillard and others to debate a range of issues affecting women today.

As a way of celebrating both International Women's Day and the prestigious appointment, the Duchess will join a panel of female thought leaders and activists to discuss issues now affecting women.

More than a year after she shut down her social media accounts, she said she doesn't even look at Twitter.

Meghan was asked by the chairwoman, Anne McElvoy, senior editor of The Economist, how she responded to newspaper headlines describing her feminism as "trendy" and whether it was "water off a duck's back". "Sorry, no. For me that is my personal preference".

"My personal decision is to not feed into negativity and be more cause-driven, action-based", she said, per People.

The Duchess of Sussex has said she hopes her unborn baby will be a feminist. "This is something that is going to be part of the conversation forever". The wife of Prince Harry - who is heavily pregnant with her first child - looked incredible at the event, wearing a monochrome 60s-style shift dress from high street store Reiss which is priced at £185.

"And I think in terms of masculinity you understand that your strength includes knowing your vulnerabilities and your sense of self and security, and your confidence comes from knowing a woman by your side, not behind you, is actually something you should not be threatened about - as opposed you should feel really empowered in having that".

Asked how her "bump" was treating her, Meghan told the audience: "very well".

"One of the things they said during pregnancy was, 'I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism.' I love that", Meghan explained to laughter, as seen in the clip above.

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