Meghan Markle Is Already Planning Her Return from Maternity Leave | Vanity Fair
She has only just begun her well-deserved break before giving birth, but don’t expect the Duchess of Sussex to slow down for too long.
According to a Palace insider, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are already planning for the fall, and one of the first engagements to go in their diaries will be in October. The couple will attend the annual summit for One Young World, a global forum supporting 10,000 young leaders from around the world, which will take place in London.
“Harry is keen to support Meghan in developing her own role and the opportunity to partner with a cause so close to her heart is an ideal stepping stone. All being well with the baby, the timing is perfect for her to expand her Commonwealth work through this new One Young World partnership with the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust,” the source said.
Meghan’s close ties to the organization date back to 2014, and she worked with them as a counselor before she married into the royal family. She addressed delegates at the 2014 summit in Dublin and at the 2016 summit in Ottawa. Before the wedding, however, the Palace announced that Meghan would be focusing on her new royal role and a different array of charities.
Earlier this year, Meghan was confirmed as the patron of four new organizations, and before her maternity leave began, she was announced as the new vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. Her husband is its president, and the Sussexes plan to be heavily involved with the trust, an initiative to help young people around the Commonwealth. On Thursday, One Young World announced that the trust is sponsoring a scholarship to send applicants from around the Commonwealth to the annual summit in London this year.
“One Young World, the global forum for young leaders, is delighted to be partnering with the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to bring young leaders from across the Commonwealth to London for our tenth Summit,” the charity said in a statement. “Bringing the young leaders of the Commonwealth together at One Young World will give them the opportunity to accelerate change in their communities.”
A number of high-profile supporters are already lined up to attend the summit, including Mary Robinson, a former president of Ireland, Bob Geldof, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus.
In addition to the Sussexes, the charity has a handful of other royal supporters including Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, who opened the summit in The Hague in 2018, and the of Norway.
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