Meghan Markle wears monochrome red pantsuit to the opening ceremony of the One Young World Summit

On Monday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the opening ceremony of the One Young World summit in Manchester, England, after arriving in the UK for a series of charity-related appearances. For the event, Meghan wore an elegant monochrome red pantsuit over matching suede pointed-toe heels. The ensemble featured wide leg trousers with a slightly curved hem and scarf detail around the neck.

The Duchess of Sussex wore her hair back in a low ponytail and gold earrings and a natural makeup palette. Harry wore a navy blue suit over a white button down and a matching tie. They stood on stage through the introductions before taking their seats for the presentations.

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That One Young World Summit officially begins on Tuesday, September 6, bringing together 2,000 young leaders from 190 countries from various sectors to collaborate on projects that promote social impact. The delegates chosen to attend will receive mentorship from entrepreneurs and world leaders, of which Meghan Markle is one. Other advisers this year include Justin Trudeau, Sir Richard Branson, Paul Polman and Jamie Oliver.

First launched in 2009, the summit has grown each year, known as a place where future leaders in various entrepreneurial endeavors, politics and NGOs are developed through workshops, lectures and networking events. Each year focuses on key topics, and in 2022 these include conflict prevention, gender equality, oceans, ethical leadership and health.

The royal couple last attended in October 2019, when Meghan served as vice-president of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and before she and Harry decided to step down as official working members of the royal family. She had previously worked with the 2014 summit held in Dublin, where she spoke about the importance of women’s rights across the globe.

“You need men to effect that change because ultimately I think what scares people is that this idea of ​​female empowerment is somehow threatening. No it’s not. You’re empowering women , you strengthen the community,” she said at the time.

This weekend’s trip is the first time the Duke and Duchess have returned to the UK since their platinum jubilee visit.

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