While the rest of the people in the U.S. commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, the Duchess of Sussex had a private meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Kensington Palace. Meghan Markle, who is expecting her first child with Prince Harry this spring, welcomed Ardern whose visit was to recognize the successful visit of the royal couple to New Zealand last October. Prince Harry and Meghan also visited Australia, Tonga, and Fiji during their tour.

Markle's secret meeting with Ardern

Aside from her private meeting with the Duchess of Sussex, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, along with Prince William, will go to Switzerland to attend a panel discussion about mental health at the World Economic Forum.

During the royal couple’s visit to New Zealand, the Prime Minister welcomed them both at the Wellington International Airport Military Terminal. Later that night, Ardern, Meghan, and Prince Harry spent time together during the welcome reception that was held at the Government House in Wellington. Arden also accompanied them when they visited the Pillars and Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Ardern's visit in London gave Meghan another chance to thank the Prime Minister for the hospitality that the people in New Zealand showed the couple during their royal visit there.

Later this week, there will be a more formal royal meeting which would take place with Prince William at Davos.

World's youngest female government leader

Arden has made history when she became one of the world’s youngest female head of government. At the age of 38, she gave birth to a baby girl while in office, making her the second government official to have a child during her term, the first being Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto in 1990.

After giving birth in June 2018, she took six weeks off to take care of her newborn. When she returned, she said that hopefully being a world leader and a new mom will be seen as something normal.

In September 2018, she made the headlines once again when she brought her 3-month-old daughter, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, to the United Nations Assembly Hall in New York City.

During the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, Ardern was seen cuddling her child, with her partner Clarke Gayford beside her. She explained that she was still breastfeeding and that was why she decided to bring her child with her.

Being at around the same age, as feminists and first-time mothers, Meghan and Ardern would surely have plenty to talk about.