On Monday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the opening ceremony of the One Young World summit in Manchester, England, after arriving in the UK for a series of charity-related activities. . For the event, Meghan wore a sleek monochromatic red pair of trousers over pointed suede heels. The ensemble featured wide legged trousers with slightly flared hem and scarf detailing around the neck.
The Duchess of Sussex tied her hair in a low ponytail and wore gold earrings with natural makeup. Harry wears a navy blue suit with a white button and a matching tie. They stood on stage during the introduction before taking their seats for the presentation.
The One Young World Summit kicks off officially on Tuesday, September 6, and brings together 2,000 young leaders from 190 countries from different fields to collaborate on projects that drive social impact. Delegates selected to attend will receive mentorship from businessmen and world leaders, of which Meghan Markle is one of them. Other advisers this year include Justin Trudeau, Sir Richard Branson, Paul Polman and Jamie Oliver.
The conference was first held in 2009 and has grown every year, becoming known as a place where future leaders in various business, political and NGO endeavors are working. developed through seminars, lectures and networking events. Each year focuses on key themes, and in 2022 those include conflict prevention, gender equality, oceans, ethical leadership, and health.
The royal couple last attended in October 2019, when Meghan was serving as Vice Chair of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and before she and Harry decided to step down as full-fledged working members of the royal family. Before that, she worked on the 2014 summit, held in Dublin, where she spoke about the importance of women’s rights globally.
“You need men to impact that change because at the end of the day, I think what scares people is that the idea of female empowerment is threatening somehow. No, it’s not. You empower women, you empower communities,” she said at the time.
This weekend’s trip is the Duke and Duchess’ first return to the UK since they visited for the Queen’s Platinum Celebration.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamor, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, lonely hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.