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Meghan Markle looked in high spirits as she arrived at the Royal Albert Hall this evening, just hours after a source close to her and Prince Harry told CNN the couple are 'single-handedly' modernising the monarchy.
The official opening of the 2019 One Young World summit, in Kensington, West London, was also Meghan's first public appearance since an explosive ITV documentary in which she revealed scrutiny and media attention had left her feeling 'vulnerable'.
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Meghan, 38, attended without Prince Harry, in her role as vice-president of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World to bring 53 young leaders to the summit.
Tonight's Royal Albert Hall event is described as a 'global forum for young leaders' and brought together 2,000 people from more than 190 countries.
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Wearing a purple dress and sporting a broad smile, Meghan exchanged hugs and handshakes as she greeted admirers.
She also appeared keen to flash her wedding ring, holding her left hand out in front of her as she arrived at the London venue.
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Meghan stepped out of her chauffeur-driven car and strode over to greet Ian McCullough, president of the Royal Albert Hall, and One Young World’s managing director Ella Robertson, whom she kissed on each cheek.
There was confusion, however, when she arrived: the royal motorcade went the wrong way and had to turn around and come back in again to get her to the correct entrance.
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Her appearance comes just days after an emotional interview with ITV broadcaster Tom Bradby, where Meghan revealed her struggles to cope with the pressures of her new life since marrying Harry in May 2018.
And, earlier today, a source close to Harry and Meghan told CNN that the couple are 'single-handedly' modernising the monarchy, before slamming the 'institution around the royal family' for being unable...
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