Royal-in-training Meghan Markle teamed up with her hubby-to-be, Prince Harry, and his brother and sister-in-law, Prince William and Kate Middleton, at the first annual Royal Foundation Forum in London on Feb. 28, where Meghan eloquently shared her passion for supporting the female empowerment movement.
“I hear a lot of people speaking about girls’ empowerment and women’s’ empowerment you will hear people saying they are helping women find their voices. I fundamentally disagree with that because women don’t need to find their voices, they need to be empowered to use it and people need to be urged to listen,” Markle said as she addressed the crowd. “Right now with so many campaigns like MeToo and Time’s Up there’s no better time to continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people supporting them.”
People who have benefited from The Royal Foundation’s life-changing programmes explained how these have made a real and lasting difference. pic.twitter.com/a5m3G2hRVx
For the occasion Meghan and Kate color-coordinated in blue hues, with Markle wearing a belted Jason Wu dress in a sleek navy hue while the pregnant duchess opted for an empire-waisted periwinkle dress by one of her go-to maternity labels, Seraphine.
The purpose of the appearance was to share the plans the foursome is committed to carrying out under their Royal Foundation charity. They candidly discussed the motivation behind setting up the foundation, their current projects, and hopes for the future. Prince William kicked off the event by extending a warm welcome to Markle as he addressed the crowd–and judging by the warm smiles and round of applause, it’s clear she was well-received by the family.