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Meghan to attend opening ceremony of One Young World summit

The duchess is said to be a ‘long-standing supporter’ of the organisation, having spoken at a previous event in 2014.

The Duchess of Sussex during a visit to Tembisa township near Johannesburg, where she and her her husband, the Duke of Sussex, met with local youth entrepreneurs and viewed skills initiatives addressing the rising unemployment challenge faced by youth in South Africa, on the last day day of their tour in Africa.
The Duchess of Sussex during a visit to Tembisa township near Johannesburg, where she and her her husband, the Duke of Sussex, met with local youth entrepreneurs and viewed skills initiatives addressing the rising unemployment challenge faced by youth in South Africa, on the last day day of their tour in Africa.

By Luke Powell, PA

The Duchess of Sussex is to attend the opening ceremony of the One Young World summit at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The event is described as a “global forum for young leaders” and will bring together 2,000 people from more than 190 countries.

Meghan, 38, is due to appear at the event’s opening on Tuesday evening.

It comes after the US-born former actress recently opened up about the difficulties she has faced over the past year as a royal.

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Meghan with Harry during their visit to Africa (Chris Jackson/PA)

She told ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey that she tried to cope with the pressures of her new life since marrying the Duke of Sussex in May 2018 by putting on a “stiff upper lip”.

But she said she was not prepared for the intensity of the tabloid interest.

Meghan is vice-president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World to bring 53 young leaders to the summit event.

According to the One Young World website, Meghan is a “long-standing supporter” of the organisation, having joined as a counsellor at the 2014 summit in Dublin.

During that event, she addressed young leaders on the importance of women’s rights and the role men play in achieving equality, the group’s website said.

One Young World said its “mission” is to create the next generation of “more responsible and effective leadership”.

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