Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has delivered her first speech in Britain since she and husband Prince Harry stepped down from their royal duties.
- The duchess spoke at a summit for young leaders
- It comes after she again criticised how she had been treated by the royal family
- She and her husband Prince Harry quit royal duties more than two years ago
She spoke at a summit for young leaders, telling them that they were aiding “the positive and necessary” change in the world.
The speech came a week the after publication of an interview with The Cut magazine where she again voiced criticism of how she and the Duke of Sussex had been treated by the royal family, causing a stir in British newspapers.
“It is very nice to be back in the UK,” the duchess said in the keynote address to the One Young World summit in Manchester, which Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson, also attended.
“You are the future, but I would like to add to that, that you are also the present.
“You are the ones driving the positive and necessary change needed across the globe now in this very moment.”
Meghan recounted her first experience at the summit in 2014 when she was invited to be a counsellor at One Young World.
“I’m thrilled that my husband is able to join me here this time,” she said.
“To meet again here on UK soil with him by my side makes it all feel full circle.”
The duke and duchess quit royal duties more than two years ago and have only made one other public appearance in Britain…