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Meghan Markle Speaks on the Importance of Women’s Education Just Days After Giving Birth

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 08: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a panel discussion, convened by The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, to mark International Women's Day at King's College London on March 8, 2019 in London, England. It was announced today that The Duchess of Sussex has become Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, of which The Queen is Patron and The Duke of Sussex is President. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle may not have been present at CAMFED’s Education Changes Everything Gala, but her presence was definitely felt. On Thursday, the organization — which aims at eradicating poverty in Africa through the education of girls and the empowerment of young women — held a celebration in honor of its 25th anniversary, and the Duchess of Sussex recorded a special video message, highlighting the importance of female education around the world. “As I said on International Women’s Day, a girl who is educated becomes a woman who is influential,” she said.

As the vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, Meghan is a champion of the organization. Back in March, the duchess participated in a panel about women’s issues at King’s College in London and spoke about equal rights, feminism, and the importance of girls’ education. “When women miss out on careers, education, or opportunities because of the system that they live in, we all suffer,” Meghan said at the time.

Meghan’s video message comes at an exciting time for her and Prince Harry. On May 6, the couple became parents to a baby boy named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. At just two days old, the little royal made his first appearance at Windsor Castle with his parents, and yes, he’s as precious as he sounds. Congrats again to Meghan and Harry!

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