The International Women’s Day this year was a special one for HRH The Duchess of Sussex. The Queen inducted her into the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust as a vice president. Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is president of the Trust while the Queen is its patron. The aim of the Trust is to extend every possible assistance to young leaders around the world. The program drawn up for the occasion was a star-studded panel discussion on various issues pertaining to women and their wellbeing in today’s society.

Daily Mail UK reports King’s College, London hosted the event.

There was a team of female 'thought-leaders' and activists. They had arrived to have their say on obstacles that today’s women face. Among the women were Annie Lennox and Meghan agreed with her about the need to be “global feminists and include men and boys.” Other personalities present were model and activist Adwoa Aboah, apart from Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia.

Focus is on the Duchess of Sussex

The Queen has always had a soft corner for Meghan Markle.

This was evident when she accompanied the Queen to Cheshire to inaugurate a bridge soon after her marriage. The two of them traveled by train and the Queen got to know Prince Harry’s bride from close quarters. She wanted Harry’s American bride to feel at ease and encouraged Meghan to adapt to a new set of values that the Royal family cherishes.

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HRH The Duchess of Sussex is undoubtedly the Queen’s favorite and she appointed Meghan as a vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

Daily Mail UK goes on to report Meghan Markle is an ardent feminist and has tackled a number of women-sensitive issues in the past.

As a member of the royal family, she has made such issues her mission in life. She loves to work on projects that will ultimately improve the lot of women who are unemployed and vulnerable.

Activities for the younger generation of royals

According to Standard UK, Queen Elizabeth II wants the new breed of British royals to take an active interest in different activities that relate to their background. That is probably why she passed the patronage of the National Theatre to Meghan Markle. She is a former actress and made a name for herself in the TV drama series, “Suits.” The Queen also made the Duchess of Cambridge a patron of the National Portrait Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. This was because she had studied the history of art at the University of St Andrews.

On International Women’s Day, the Duchess of Sussex entered a new phase of her life as a vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. She will take forward the policies of the Trust and interact with young people across the Commonwealth in its work to extend support to women and girls.