Prince Harry and Meghan Markle joined intimate discussion about gender equality before queen's death

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Photo: Getty Images)
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  • Prince Harry and Meghna Markle were in the UK for a series of charity engagements at the time of Queen Elizabeth's death.
  • New photos show the couple attending an intimate roundtable discussion focused on advancing gender equality and inclusion during their visit.
  • The queen died days after Meghan gave her first public speech in England since leaving the royal family at the One Young World Summit.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were in the UK for a series of charity engagements across Europe, when Queen Elizabeth died on 8 September.

The first of these engagements was the One Young World Summit in Manchester, where Meghan gave her first public speech in England since the Sussexes stepped back from their senior royal roles in March 2020.

Following the end of the royal mourning period marking the queen's death, new photos of Harry and Meghan's attendance at the summit have been released.

The photos – taken by photographer and family friend Misan Harriman – show the couple attending and participating in an intimate roundtable discussion focused on advancing gender equality and inclusion, per Town and Country.

The discussion was moderated by Irish writer and disability activist Sinéad Burke. Joining the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Burke were eight delegates who shared how their projects impact social change.

Meghan has been involved with One Young World since before she met Prince Harry and once described the organisation as "the best think tank imaginable." 

"I am thrilled that my husband is able to join me here this time, to be able to see and witness firsthand my respect for this incredible organisation and all that it provides, as well as accomplishes," Meghan said in her keynote speech, per People.

"One Young World has been an integral part of my life for so many years before I met him, so to meet again here on UK soil with him by my side makes it all feel full circle."

Harry and Meghan have since returned to their home in California.


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