The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle was appointed as the Vice President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, in an announcement timed to coincide with the International Women’s Day on 8 March, reported The Telegraph.
The Duchess is entrusted with highlighting the trust’s work with young people across the Commonwealth, with a focus on women and girls.
The official account of the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, Sussex and their Royal Foundation, Kensington Palace, took to Twitter and said, “The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust of which The Queen is Patron and The Duke of Sussex is President, exists to champion, fund and connect young leaders around the world.”
On #InternationalWomensDay The Duchess of Sussex has become Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 8, 2019
The @QueensComTrust, of which The Queen is Patron and The Duke of Sussex is President, exists to champion, fund and connect young leaders around the world #TeamQCT https://t.co/TWW19e6fsv
“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 trust’s Chairman Lord Geidt said, speaking of the Duchess’ new role, according to the Independent.
Markle, who is a proud feminist, has been pushing for gender parity since childhood. At the age of 11, she had successfully championed for consumer goods corporation Procter & Gamble, criticising their tagline which used gender-specific language to sell their product, reported the Independent.
In 2015, Markle was appointed the UN Women’s Advocate for Women’s Political Participation and Leadership in 2015.
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