Meghan Markle joins Annie Lennox for International Women's Day event

Mail Online | 3/8/2019 | Unity Blott For Mailonline
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The Duchess of Sussex has joined forces with Annie Lennox to mark International Women’s Day with a star-studded panel discussion hosted by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

Dressed in a £185 Reiss dress and £1,245 Alexander McQueen blazer, Meghan, who was announced this morning as vice president of the Trust, will be joined today by model and activist Adwoa Aboah and Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia.

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Today's event, hosted at King’s College London, was designed to bring together a special panel of female 'thought-leaders' and activists to discuss some of the most pressing issues affecting women today.

Meghan, who is eight months pregnant, teamed her sixties-inspired 'Azzura' dress with a £540 Stella McCartney bag and £495 Manolo Blahnik 105 BB pumps.

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It is the first time the 37-year-old has stepped out in Reiss, the UK label loved by her sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge, while her tailored McQueen blazer is an old favourite.

She was greeted on arrival by university principal Professor Edward Byrne and Lord Geidt, former Private Secretary to the Queen and current chairman of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust.

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In her new role the duchess joins her husband Harry, who is president of the Trust, while the Queen is its patron of the body which aims to champion, fund and connect young leaders around the world.

Meghan is an ardent feminist and previously discussed gender equality on her now-defunct blog The Tig, as well as writing a piece on the impact of menstrual health on girls' education for TIME magazine.

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Since joining the royal family she has made women's issues a cornerstone of her royal work and was recently announced as patron of Smart Works, which provides support for unemployed and vulnerable women.

Today's panel, chaired by The Economist's Anne McEvoy, also included activists Chrisann Jarrett, founder of Let us Learn,...
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