- The Duchess of Sussex was introduced by her maiden name, Markle, at her first public event since stepping down from the royal family.
- She was introduced as “The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle” before her speech at the annual Girl Up Leadership Summit.
- It’s thought to be the first time Markle has used her maiden name in an official capacity since marrying Prince Harry in 2018.
- The Duchess of York has also used her maiden name, Ferguson, since her divorce from Prince Andrew, when she lost her HRH title.
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The Duchess of Sussex used her maiden name at her first engagement since stepping down from royal duties.
The duchess was introduced as “The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle” before taking the virtual stage at the Girl Up Summit, where she gave a speech about dealing the critics.
She was also credited with the name in the title of Girl Up’s YouTube video showing the speech after the event.
It’s thought to be the first time she has used her maiden name, Markle, in an official capacity since marrying Prince Harry in 2018.
Previously, Markle has only used her duchess title or her first name. For her voice-over role in Disney Plus’ “Elephant” documentary earlier this year, she was credited as “Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex.”