Meghan Markle admitted she had no idea about the Commonwealth until she married Prince Harry and became a part of the Royal Family.
In her joint appearance with Prince Harry, they joined the leaders of Queen Elizabeth II’s Commonwealth Trust to talk about digital media. It was the first time Meghan Markle and her husband held a virtual meeting from their $14-million Santa Barbara home.
Continuing Queen Elizabeth’s legacy
The Duchess of Sussex said it was an “honor” to continue Queen Elizabeth’s legacy through her Commonwealth Trust.
Despite the rumors about their relationship, the Sussexes talked fondly of Her Majesty. They even called the monarch “grandmother.”
They also gushed about the Commonwealth as the former actress revealed the “incredible pride” she had for having the chance to work with the QCT.
“[Young people from across the Commonwealth] come with a question, they always offered a solution,” Meghan said, via Daily Mail. “That’s what I think is so inspiring.”
“I’m incredibly proud to be able to work with the QCT … it’s the continuation of the legacy of your grandmother,” she added.
Prince Harry and Meghan’s talk came after they faced criticisms for talking to the group earlier.
It seemed they subtly shaded the monarchy at the time, saying the Commonwealth’s history “must be acknowledged even if it’s uncomfortable.”
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A better future for Archie and the world
Prince Harry and Meghan also aimed to make the “digital media a force for good,” People noted. As early as now, they are already thinking of their one-year-old kid, Archie, who will someday join the social media world.
At the end of the call, the Duke of Sussex urged the leaders to continuously work to end the “negativity and hate” online. He even quipped he felt he was already “way too old” for that.
“You’ve got to stop, we’re not old!” Meghan chimed in.
“But it’s true,” Prince Harry continued. “This is the world you’re going to inherit.”
“And, Archie!” Meghan added.
“And Archie,” Prince Harry agreed. “It’s on all of us collectively to make the world a better place…and we are.”
QCT chief executive Nicola Brentnall led the 30-minute virtual talk and four other young leaders. They were all working together to make the digital world safe for everyone.
Brighton Kaoma, founder of Agents of Change Foundation in Zambia, and Hunter Johnson, founder of The Man Cave in Australia, joined the call. Rosie Thomas, Co-founder of Project Rockit in Australia, and Vee Kativhu, Study & Empowerment YouTuber and Founder of “Empowered by Vee,” were also part of it.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been holding video calls with their charitable organizations at home.
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