Pregnant Meghan Markle made a solo public appearance in a stylish classic black top
The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at King's College London where she discussed the importance of higher education.
The 37-year-old joined a group of academics on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, for a roundtable discussion that involved issues such as human trafficking and modern slavery.
The news of her appearance was made public by Laura Hammond, a professor of Development Studies who shared a photo of the Duchess on her Twitter page.
Follow us on our Twitter account @amomama_usa to learn more.
Duchess of Sussex makes non-publicised visit to @KingsCollegeLon (one error, though: article says most royal engagements are not publicised in advance, which is wrong. Harry prefers to visit under the radar. Understandable on occasions, but not as a rule) https://t.co/k4NU5L9kzB— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) December 6, 2018
ADDRESSING THE IMPORTANT ISSUES
Dressed in a simple short-sleeved fitted black sweater, Meghan, who is expecting her first child with Prince Harry in the spring, seemed very interested in the topics being discussed.
She could be seen sitting at the table with a pen at hand, taking notes and discussing how a higher education could help tackle global issues such as gender equality and modern slavery.
"It is vital for young women residing in developing countries to have an education."
According to Meghan, a higher education is extremely important to build a better world and people should be given the opportunity to get a education in order to have a better quality of life.
The role that universities play in addressing human trafficking was also discussed, as well as inclusion, peace, reconciliation, climate changes and resilience.
Today we brought together university leaders, academics & #students to discuss how we can build a better world through #highered. We were honoured to be joined by HRH The Duchess of Sussex. Thanks to @KingsCollegeLon for hosting! https://t.co/SoowV30PFS pic.twitter.com/ugFQP46Gbg— The Association of Commonwealth Universities (@The_ACU) December 5, 2018
HER PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH HIGHER EDUCATION
Meghan has previously spoken of the struggle to finance her higher education, as well as her 'personal feeling of pride and excitement' while she was studying for her degree.
During a speech delivered at the University of the South Pacific, in Fiji, the Duchess of Sussex claimed that it is vital for young women residing in developing countries to have an education.
So, this is the same Samantha Markle who said she was 'letting everything go' and was 'sorry for past tension' after Meghan's baby news only a few days ago... Samantha Markle accuses Meghan of lying in university speech in Fiji https://t.co/7LW7UJ1f2O via @MailOnline— Jo Hemmings 💙 (@TVpsychologist) October 25, 2018
HONORING GEORGE H. W. BUSH
But Meghan wasn't the only one representing the Queen outside the Palace's walls; on Wednesday, Charles, the Prince of Wales, attended George H. W. Bush's funeral.
The U.S. is bidding farewell Wednesday to former President George H.W. Bush at a state funeral attended by top American political figures, along with leaders from throughout the world including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain's Prince Charles & Jordan's King Abdullah. pic.twitter.com/ExWLEQ0GGW— The Voice of America (@VOANews) December 5, 2018
There, the Prince was greeted by Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen and paid his respects to the 41st President of the United States alongside several world leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jordan's King Abdullah.