Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continued their busy pre-wedding itinerary as honoured guests at the CHOGM Women’s Empowerment event Thursday in London.
According to Evening Standard, the pair stayed side-by-side during the special night, hosted by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson who sat next to the couple.
Johnson gathered several charitable organizations that promote gender equality to launch a new program called Platform for Girls Education. The program will see a group of 12 influential individuals within the Commonwealth push political changes to women’s education.
Meghan was glowing, wearing a fitted black dress with asymmetrical neckline with her hair pulled back in a small chic bun, giving her a more formal appearance.
Meghan is no stranger to fighting for gender equality with her previous work as a Women’s Advocate for the UN. In one of her speeches, which has since gone viral, she recalls being an 11-year old girl who was frustrated at a misogynist soap commercial and decided to do something. She even wrote to then-first lady Hillary Clinton and her tenacity and initiative paid off, with the commercial eventually being pulled.
The bride-to-be also spent time in India in January 2017 with the Myna Mahila Foundation, which highlights how girls’ education is disrupted when they are menstruating. Meghan not only wrote about the effects of period poverty, but she nominated the foundation as one of the seven charities she wishes wedding guests to donate to in lieu of gifts.
The pair is only a month away from their big day, tying the knot May 19 at St. George’s Chapel in London.CelebrityMeghan MarklePrince HarryRoyalsWomen's Empowerment