International Women’s Day on March 8 is approaching fast and already, one of our favorite royal family members knows exactly what they want to do to celebrate the special day. On March 1, Kensington Palace announced the plans Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has for celebrating International Women’s Day and it sounds like once again, Meghan is using her platform to engage with the public on important, timely issues in the most interesting way possible.
As reported by People magazine, Meghan will participate in a group panel discussion on International Women’s Day which will be hosted by King’s College London in central London. In a statement released by Kensington Palace, the event’s participants were described as “female thought-leaders and activists [discussing] a range of issues affecting women today.”
The palace statement also said that “Her Royal Highness will join the panel to discuss the importance of International Women’s Day, and the spotlight it can bring to obstacles which still affect female empowerment across the world, including access to education and limitations within employment” and went on to note that “the discussion will also cover the positive opportunities that come when women are given wider access and equal opportunity, whether that be in the UK or elsewhere in the world.”
Meghan will be in good company for the panel discussion as other confirmed panelists will be music legend and activist Annie Lennox, model and activist Adwoa Aboah and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Meghan is a long time fan and supporter of International Women’s Day, in addition to championing other causes that support women. For last year’s International Women’s Day, she and her husband, Prince Harry, attended a Birmingham, England, event hosted by Stemettes, a social organization dedicated to supporting young women in science, tech, engineering and math enterprises.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 1, 2019
The duchess is in the final months of her pregnancy with her first child with Harry and shows no signs of slowing down, if her signing onto this panel is any indication. She also recently traveled from her star-studded baby shower in New York City to Morocco, where she and Prince Harry conducted a three-day state visit.
It’s always good to see Meghan supporting other women at every turn and we can’t wait to see how she does that during her upcoming panel appearance.