Meghan Markle has sent a heartfelt letter to the Robert Clark School, in Dagenham, the day after her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The Duchess of Sussex visited the school last year to mark International Women’s Day and to recognise the 50th anniversary of equal pay legislation in the UK.
During last year’s visit, Meghan met Geraldine Dear, who had worked a machinist in the nearby Ford factory where the fight for equal pay began.
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Workers at the factory went on strike in 1968, after learning they would be paid 15% less than male workers in similarly skilled jobs at the factory.
The strike eventually led to a change in legislation, with the Equal Pay Act 1970.
In the letter, Meghan wrote: “It was this time a year ago that I had the pleasure of meeting so many of you during my visit to celebrate International Women’s Day and mark the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act.
“I look back on that day with such fond memories, and think of you all frequently, especially recognising how difficult it’s been for students and families during the past year.”
She set out how through her non-profit organisation, the Archewell Foundation, she was encouraging people “to participate in real…