Meghan Markle says it’s 'very nice to be back in the UK' during speech in Manchester

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6 Sep 2022, 09:12

Meghan Markle at the One Young World summit

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Meghan Markle has given her first speech in the UK in two years after leaving the country.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the One Young World summit in Manchester, which works to connect junior political activists from across the planet.

It marks the first time the pair have been in the UK since their appearance at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June, and it the first speech Meghan has given in the country since leaving two years ago.

Meghan was invited to give a keynote speech on gender equality at the event and she started by saying it was “very nice to be back in the UK.”

She went on to explain that she had worked with the organisation for many years and reflected on how her “life had changed significantly” by her last visit to the summit in 2019. The Duchess also addressed Prince Harry in the speech and added she was “thrilled” the he could join her and that coming back to the UK “all feels full circle”.

Meghan continued to tell the attendees of the events that they were the “future” and the “present”, and added: “You are the ones driving the positive and necessary change across the globe now, in this very moment.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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“And for that I am so grateful to be in your company today.”

The appearance at the summit is the latest in a long string of projects for Meghan, who has recently launched a successful podcast and announced she was working on something for Netflix with her husband.

Meghan and Harry’s departure from the UK and the royal family a few years ago caused quite a stir and Tom Bower has written book about how it has affected their relationship with the family titled Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors.

Speaking on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky, the author said: “It’s a fascinating story about a woman who literally fights to get the top and to be famous, and how she does it, the determination and in her terms, Meghan is very successful. She is now a global icon amongst many many people, especially young people.”

Revenge: Meghan, Harry And The war between the Windsors is out now.