Vice President Meghan! Duchess of Sussex takes on new role at the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust alongside husband Harry
- Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will today be named Vice President of a royal trust
- Husband Prince Harry is the President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust
- The Trust champions, funds and connects young leaders around the world
- Focuses on helping those who drive positive social change in their communities
The Duchess of Sussex (pictured on Tuesday) will today become Vice President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust
The Duchess of Sussex will today become Vice President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
Meghan has joined her husband Harry, who is president, at the body, while the Queen is its patron.
The Trust aims to champion, fund and connect young leaders around the world.
It focuses on helping those who are driving positive social change, serving their communities and providing hope, work and self-employment opportunities for others.
In this new role, Meghan will highlight the Trust’s partnerships with young people across the Commonwealth, and in particular its work supporting women and girls.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Meghan will this afternoon join a special panel discussion of female thought-leaders and activists convened by the Commonwealth Trust, to discuss a range of issues affecting women today.
Lord Geidt, Chairman, said: ‘The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust is thrilled to welcome The Duchess of Sussex as its Vice President.
‘The support and encouragement which Her Royal Highness will bring to the young leaders with whom we work promises to have a profound effect.
The Duchess (pictured with the Queen) will highlight the Trust’s partnerships with young people across the Commonwealth, and in particular its work supporting women and girls
‘We are enormously grateful to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for this signal of commitment they are making to our work, helping The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to pursue its ambitions right across the Commonwealth and beyond.’
Nicola Brentnall, Chief Executive, said: ‘We are particularly delighted that the first opportunity of formally working together with Her Royal Highness comes on International Women’s Day.
‘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.’
The Trust, of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron and The Duke of Sussex (pictured) is President, exists to champion, fund and connect young leaders around the world