Meghan Markle to Back Up Prince Harry On Anticipated U.N. Address

Accompanying Prince Harry, Meghan Markle will be visiting the United Nations in New York City. On July 18, which is also Nelson Mandela Day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to attend a memorial gathering at the General Assembly Hall.

“The South African Mission to the UN confirmed yesterday that yes, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be taking part,” a spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly told Fin a statement on Tuesday. “The Nelson Mandela Foundation selected the Duke and Duchess to participate.”

As he has in the past, Prince Harry is anticipated to utilise the public stage to lecture the globe on the corrosive effects of ill-gotten power, wealth, and privilege.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make their first joint formal appearance since the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last month.

The last time they went to the U.N. General Assembly was in September 2021, but did not deliver the speeches that were made in the assembly chamber.

The royals had a conversation with Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general, at that time. All three of them later made an appearance at the Global Citizen Live concert in Central Park, New York.

“It was a lovely meeting,” Meghan said at the time as the couple left the U.N. headquarters.

The United Nations has worked with the former Meghan Markle. Several years ago, women’s agency led to their becoming “advocates for political engagement and leadership.”

The former Suits star spoke at the globalist group in 2015 as an advocate for women’s political leadership and participation.

“May we empower each other to carry out such vision – because it isn’t enough to simply talk about equality. One must believe in it.

“And it isn’t enough to simply believe in it. One must work at it. Let us work at it. Together. Starting now,” Markle noted. 

The international organisation applauded the couple’s initiatives to advance vaccination equity and praised their commitment to issues including the environment, women’s economic empowerment, youth involvement, fighting corruption, and mental health.

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