Prince Harry makes surprise appearance by Meghan Markle’s side at Windsor roundtable – best photos

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Meghan Markle continued her engagements with the One Young World at a roundtable discussion on gender equality with the youth organisation and The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust at Windsor Castle on Friday. Prince Harry was with her at that outing.

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The Duke of Sussex drove the couple in an Audi E-Tron to the engagement from their nearby Frogmore Cottage home. They had moved here before the birth of their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.  

At the roundtable with her husband, the Duchess said that a conversation on female empowerment and gender equality “couldn’t happen without men”.

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Megan looked elegant in a red leather pencil skirt from Hugo Boss with a burgundy v-neck long-sleeved jumper from Joseph. The stylish outfit was enhanced with her Emily Mortimer studs and two new rings from Vargas Goteo, while her brunette locks were styled into a 60s style beehive, with two loose tendrils.

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The Duchess opened the roundtable by saying: “I think we’re all aware that One Young World has been very important to me for several years and now being vice president of QCT

(Queen’s Commonwealth Trust), it just felt like the perfect medley.

“What you’re all capable of doing independently is incredible but then when you work collectively, our intention today is to try to create somewhat of a task force to see what we can do within our communities and then use that knowledge to apply it to whatever is happening in all these other communities.

“In terms of gender equality, which is something I have championed for a long time, I think that conversation can’t happen without men being a part of it.

“So for this reason it made complete sense to let him (Harry) join today so thank you for letting him crash the party.”

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The Duke and Duchess were joined by influential leaders from around the world who are in some significant way pursuing gender equality and inclusion in countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Iraq, Malawi and Bangladesh. During the discussion, they all mentioned their successes and best practices that have helped empower communities to overcome complicated difficulties.

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On Tuesday evening, Meghan was not with the Duke at the One Young World summit’s opening ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The Duchess received a rapturous welcome as she made her way to the stage, during which she rather gave a hug to the founder Kate Robertson than receive a curtay from her.

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Prince Harry and Meghan later posed for a group photograph with the rountable discussants. The Duchess has long supported the organisation, having first joined as a counsellor at the 2014 summit in Dublin and then in Ottawa in 2016. The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which Meghan serves as Vice- President, is an organisation that champions, connects and funds young leaders from the Commonwealth’s global family of fifty-three countries, who are working hard to shape the world they want to see.

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