The Duchess of Sussex may have already left the UK and flown back to Canada to be reunited with her 10-month-old son Archie, but details of her final royal engagement as a senior member of the firm have now emerged.
Photos and video footage of Meghan’s final hurrah have been released by the Sussexes and the duchess appeared to be brimming with confidence and grace as she stepped out in a gorgeous navy blue dress for the solo outing, which took place at Buckingham Palace earlier this week.
The 38-year-old seemed relaxed and at ease for the meeting with inspirational leaders, in her role as Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). Wearing a knee-length fitted frock and a scarf tied around her neck, the mother-of-one happily engaged with the scholars who are studying and researching some of the biggest issues facing the world.
Meghan kept her look classy and professional, with her hair tied up in a sleek ponytail and matched the outfit with a pair of basic heels in the same shade. Meanwhile, she kept jewellery to a minimum with dainty, dangly earrings and carried a navy blue clutch.
Video footage shared on the Sussexes official Instagram page showed Meghan chatting away to the scholars, smiling and laughing as they shared their stories with her. The inspirational leaders moved from places such as Malawi, Malaysia, Ghana and Sri Lanka to study in the United Kingdom and build their skills before moving back to their home countries.
They have been researching areas such as the cleaning up of plastic pollution in our oceans, helping to build more sustainable cities, improving health outcomes for citizens and supporting decent work and economic growth.
“The duchess, who also attended university with support of a scholarship, is a strong advocate of accessible education for all,” the Sussex Royal Instagram post read. “As the Royal Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities since January 2019, the duchess has met and engaged students, academics and staff from ACU member universities across the Commonwealth to learn more about the vital work they do to address global challenges.”
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Earlier this week The Duchess of Sussex, in her role as Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), met with the bright minds from across the Commonwealth to hear about their commitment to tackling the global challenges we all face. The Duchess spoke with Scholars studying and researching important areas surrounding; cleaning up plastic pollution in our oceans, helping to build more sustainable cities, improving health outcomes for citizens, and supporting decent work and economic growth. Paving the way as the next generation of leaders, these inspirational scholars, are spread far across the Commonwealth from Malawi to Malaysia, Ghana to Sri Lanka – all of whom will use the skills and knowledge they gain while studying in the UK to make a difference when they return to their home countries. The Duchess, who also attended university with support of a scholarship, is a strong advocate of accessible education for all. As the Royal Patron of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (@The_ACU_Official) since January 2019, The Duchess has met and engaged with students, academics, and staff from ACU member universities across the Commonwealth to learn more about the vital work they do to address global challenges. As President and Vice President of The @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess thank all those who are working to give access to education for all.
Though she is stepping down from her position as a senior member of the royal family, along with her husband Prince Harry, Meghan’s fans have continued to throw their support behind the couple, with many taking to social media to commend Meghan for all of her hard work over the past few years.
“So proud of everything she has accomplished, and will continue to accomplish in the future,” @emkstem wrote on the Sussex Royal Instagram post.
“Elegant and engaging! Show ’em how it’s done Duchces Meghan,” @lanyiadr said. While @amybobs7 added: “Such an inspiration to so many.”
While Meghan has already returned to Vancouver Island, Prince Harry is set to join her later this month and is currently still in the UK.