Meghan Markle stopped by a college in London yesterday to remind students how important education is and how unimportant it is to waste time on gossip and rumors. The mom-to-be met with a group of students and leaders at King’s College London as part of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) to discuss the importance and impact of higher education.
“Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive. And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital,” she said. “When girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves but for all of those around them. And while progress has been made in many areas across the Commonwealth, there is always scope to offer more opportunities to the next generation of young adults, and specifically to young women.”
The ACU also tweeted about Meghan’s visit and impact: “Today we brought together university leaders, academics & #students to discuss how we can build a better world through #highered. We were honored to be joined by HRH The Duchess of Sussex.” Laura Hammond, a professor of development studies at SOAS University London, also had this to say: “Thanks @The_ACU for bringing us together! We had an excellent discussion about how research can tackle the problems of slavery and human trafficking. Thanks to HRH Duchess of Sussex for joining us!”
Today we brought together university leaders, academics & #students to discuss how we can build a better world through #highered. We were honoured to be joined by HRH The Duchess of Sussex. Thanks to @KingsCollegeLon for hosting! https://t.co/SoowV30PFS pic.twitter.com/ugFQP46Gbg
— The ACU (@The_ACU) December 5, 2018
A source recently revealed that this is wasn’t the first time the Duchess attends events unannounced. Last week Meghan actually stopped by Michelle Obama’s book tour and had a chat with her backstage. “Meghan attended privately,” the source said. The former first lady even revealed how much she and Barack are all about the royal family. “Barack is so incredibly fond of Her Majesty,” Michelle said. “I won’t go into his fangirling, but I think it’s because she reminds him of his grandmother.”
This week Meghan and Prince Harry attended undercover another event – a Christmas carol service at St. Luke’s Church in London. This has turned into a tradition for Harry and raises money for the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund—a charity named for a late childhood friend of Prince Harry and Prince William who died in 2002.
Meghan seemed unbothered by all the drama that is surrounding her and the Royal family in the tabloids lately. Over the last few weeks rumors, about how difficult and demanding Meghan Markle is, are coming from all directions. Multiple British publications have published stories from many sources, close to the Royals and their staff, claiming that the bond between Prince William and Prince Harry has been starting to break ever since Meghan came into the picture. Vanity Fair reported that Meghan herself felt like the “British press is out to get her” and her and Harry are trying to “hunt down” who is leaking stories to the press.