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Meghan Markle praises #MeToo movement at her FIRST official Royal engagement

The former actress praised the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement at charity event.

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Meghan Markle joined husband-to-be Prince Harry, along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at the inaugural Royal Foundation Forum.

The event highlights the progress made by the charitable projects the Royals have worked on.

Meghan revealed she wanted to ‘hit the ground running” after her Royal wedding.

“I hear a lot of people speaking about girls’ empowerment and women’s’ empowerment you will hear people saying they are helping women find their voices.”

“I fundamentally disagree with that because women don’t need to find their voices, they need to be empowered to use it and people need to be urged to listen.”

“Right now with so many campaigns like #MeToo and #TimesUp there’s no better time to continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people supporting them.”

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Prince William revealed how “delighted” he was for his fiancĂ©e to join the family at the event.

When asked about the royal foundation spoke about the admirable work she had already done for NGOs and smaller organisations.

“To see the model of the foundation is really interesting because, while I’ve worked with larger NGOs, I’ve also worked with really small grassroots organisations where you can see a higher level of impact in my opinion, because there’s a lot less red tape.”

“What you are seeing here and what I noticed with heads together from a global perspective, because I wasn’t here obviously when it was happening.”

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“It was the power of convening all of these small organisations who have this same issue but need that extra push and support under this umbrella.”

“You are able to achieve that and the impact they all made with heads together was tremendous, so I’m very excited to be able to work on initiatives similarly and have that same sort of impact globally”.

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The former Suits actress went on to say that it has only been a couple of months since she has been here but that’s not stopping her getting immersed in the work.

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“Even if it’s doing it quietly behind the scenes which is what I’ve focused my energy on thus far.”

“Meeting with the right people, meeting with the organisations behind the scenes quietly, learning as much as I can so I can maximise the opportunity we have here to really make an impact”.

This the first public engagement the four of them have attended together.

Royal Foundation chief executive Lorraine Heggessey told Sky News the presence of all four at the event was “significant”.

“What’s important to all three of their royal highnesses at the moment and Ms Meghan Markle is that this generation of the royal family is seen to work together collectively to make a difference and make a significant impact on the issues that matter both to them as individuals and matter to them collectively and to society.”

“I think for Ms Markle she just naturally had synergy and you know understood that idea, it resonated with her and we’re now researching, very early stages areas of interest and themes that might develop for her in the future.”

The Spice Girls announced yesterday that they would be playing at Meghan and Prince Harry’s wedding.

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