Meghan Markle Speaks About the Importance of Girls’ Education


This week, Meghan Markle gave the first speech of her international tour with Prince Harry. At the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, the Duchess of Sussex discussed her own educational experience and vocalized the importance of girls’ education. She said, “everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive. And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital.” A long-time advocate for gender equality while she worked for United Nations Women, Markle will continue to work with women’s charities as a royal ambassador.

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See Meghan Markle’s speech at the University of the South Pacific here.

Discussion Question

How do you think the royal family can work to encourage gender equality around the world?

Action Item:

Peruse the United Nations Women’s website to learn how you can get involved.

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