Meghan Markle joined her husband, Prince Harry, on a trip to the Netherlands for the Invictus
Games earlier this year.
And it has emerged that while
in the country, Meghan carried out a secret visit to take on a role as a guest
coach for a girls’ entrepreneurship course.
Meghan visited the Project
Fearless initiative in Amsterdam in April but the trip has only just been made
Photos shared by the Dutch
non-profit organization on Monday showed Meghan hugging a delighted young
participant, and also cheering with her hand in the air in a team photo with
In another image, the duchess
sits cross-legged in a discussion circle and stands at a whiteboard.
The duchess said, in a
statement released by Archewell: “Safe, supportive spaces like Project Fearless
allow girls the opportunity to express themselves, build each other up, gain
resilience and tackle new challenges.”
Project Fearless aims to give
girls and non-binary youngsters aged nine to 14 the tools to succeed through
after-school courses, including, among others, climate science,
skateboarding, kick-boxing and entrepreneurship.
t announced the duchess’ visit
to mark its third birthday.
It described how former actress
Meghan helped the students with their business pitches and “enthusiastically”
took part in a group exercise on facing fears.
“Earlier this year, Meghan,
the Duchess of Sussex, joined our first entrepreneurship course as a guest
coach,” it said.