Meghan Markle will be a special guest at the three-day 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit, which is being conducted virtually this year from July 13 – 15. This will be one of Meghan Markle’s first official public engagements, since she and her husband Prince Harry stepped down as senior working royals.
The former actress joins an impressive roster of speakers including former First Lady Michelle Obama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad and COO of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg.
Meghan will also be joined by her longtime friend Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who has been hailed as a ‘changemaker’ and is on the bill alongside The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil and Euphoria’s Storm Reid.
The summit connects empowering and inspirational women to future female leaders around the world.
Girl Up is a United Nations derived organisation, founded in 2010, focused on developing, mentoring and coaching adolescent girls around the world to become much-needed future leaders, to achieve gender equality around the world.
Since relocating to Los Angeles and cutting off their funding from the royal family, Meghan and Harry have continued with charity work while working on their new foundation Archewell, behind the scenes.
However, most of engagements and visits have not been announced in the typical way they would have when the couple were members of the royal family and carried out duties and engagements on behalf of the Queen. Instead, it’s later been revealed on social media that Meghan and Harry paid a visit or delivered a speech to a particular organisation. Such was the case when Meghan gave a rousing virtual graduation speech on racism to her old high school or when the couple prepared food with former gang members and offenders at a rehabilitation charity Homeboy Industries in LA.