How cool is this?! On International Women’s Day, Queen Elizabeth gave Meghan Markle a new royal role that will allow her to work with young leaders to promote social change. The queen appointed Meghan, 37, to be the Vice President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, an organization that aims to help young people provide more opportunities for people in their communities.
On Friday, March 8, The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust tweeted that Meghan’s new role “will highlight our partnerships with young people across the Commonwealth and, in particular, our work supporting women and girls.” How exciting!
Nicola Brentnall, CEO of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust also released a statement to show how much her staff is looking forward to working with Meghan. “We are particularly delighted that the first opportunity of formally working together with Her Royal Highness comes on International Women’s Day,” the statement read, according to E! News. “This squares perfectly with our focus on amplifying the work and contribution of those furthest away from power. Women across the Commonwealth and the globe often face the biggest impediments to success. So we are delighted to have our Vice President’s support in helping others to overcome those obstacles.”
Shortly after Meghan received her new royal role, she stopped by King’s College London to join a panel discussion with other female activists about women’s empowerment. During the discussion, she told the audience that they should not feel ashamed to speak up for themselves if they feel like something is wrong.
“If there’s an injustice and a lack of inequality someone needs to say something — and why not you?” she asked the crowd. “We must be global feminists and include men and boys.” For the outing, Meghan wore a gorgeous black and white dress with a fitted blazer and black pumps. Needless to say, she looked like a complete boss on International Women’s Day!