Prince Harry’s fiancée has hit the ground running as she tackles her and her fiancé’s royal duties. Meghan Markle was seen at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
The events Youth Forum was opened by the couple on April 16, 2018, in London. Daily Mail reported that Markle looked stylish as she partook in her new duties.
Markle, 36, attended her first major event on behalf of the Royal Family on Wednesday. She and Prince Harry came together for the Commonwealth reception.
Markle met with youth delegates taking part in this week’s high-profile Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. She dressed in a business-like manner to the event.
She wore a £1,450 or $2,063 belted pinstripe dress by Altuzarra. The former actress added a Camilla and Marc blazer that she wore in a trendy 'shoulder-robed' style.
She carried an Orton bag that cost £171 or $243. The star opted for an on-trend crossbody style as opposed to a clutch which is generally favored by other royals.
“I am incredibly grateful that the woman I am about to marry, Meghan, will be joining me in this work, of which she too is hugely excited to take part in.”
Prince Harry, People, April 18, 2018
Markle completed her look with a pair of black suede heels by Tamara Mellon. Her look coordinated with Harry’s black, gray, brown, and white outfit.
Earlier this week, Harry had shared that his fiancée was ‘hugely excited’ to be joining him in his Commonwealth duties. He has been given a new role as the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador to the Queen.
It’s quite unusual for someone who has not yet married into the Royal Family to be involved in high-profile occasions such as the CHOGM summit. Markle has already been welcomed into the Royal Family by the Queen.
The star has given up her acting career to devote herself to being a full-time royal.
She has no previous links to the Commonwealth but has worked with the UN as a women’s advocate for Political Participation and Leadership. The former actress has made it clear that she intended to ‘hit the ground running’ when it came to her official duties.
Her aim is to facilitate change, with an emphasis on women and young people.
When they arrived at the event young delegates who were attending the summit updated them on how the sessions had progressed. The Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) provides an opportunity for young people to build cross-cultural connections and networks.
It also allows them to debate about the challenges that face them, and agree on youth-led initiatives to influence decision makers.
This is done to ensure that young people have a voice in its future. The 2018 event was particularly significant as it was expected to be the last time the Queen, would ever attend.
She no longer undertakes foreign travel and this week’s summit was deliberately moved to London in order for her to take part.