Meghan delivers first UK speech in two years at summit as Harry watches – Express

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The Duchess of Sussex made a speech on Monday evening at the One Young World summit in Manchester, an annual event bringing together global young leaders. In the speech, she outlined her history with One Young World, which she said she was invited to be a counsellor for in 2014, before she met Prince Harry. She said: “It’s very nice to be back in the UK, and it’s very nice to be back with all of you at One Young World.” Addressing the audience, she said they are the “future” and the “present” and are the ones driving the “necessary change” needed in the world. Meghan’s husband Prince Harry supported her from the audience. 
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The Queen “has a wicked sense of humour”, according to friend and dresser Angela Kelly, who has shared the time she played a hilarious prank on Her Majesty. 
Angela Kelly has worked for the Royal Family for over 25 years and published a book about her experience, with the Queen’s consent.
In her 2019 book titled ‘The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe’, Ms Kelly wrote about the time the Queen got her revenge after the dresser played an April Fools prank. 
Ms Kelly recalled travelling to Australia with the Queen on a royal tour in 2006. 
Her Majesty mentioned that the royal party would likely see laughing kookaburras, a native bird of Australia known for its laugh-like call. 
As an April Fools prank, Ms Kelly bought a stuffed toy version of the bird and told a “horrified” Queen there was a dead bird on the balcony. 
The dresser writes that she bought the toy at a nearby market and then placed it in a bird cage on the balcony outside the royal suite in the Governor’s House. 

Meghan Markle was spotted failing to mention her “significant” royal role as Duchess discusses how her life “changed rather significantly” in her keynote speech in Manchester.
On Monday evening, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the One Young World Summit in Manchester.
At the event, Meghan stood on stage and addressed the attending audience with her keynote speech.
During her speech, the 41-year-old recalled attending the event in London in 2019. Speaking of the 2019 event, the Duchess noted that, at the time, her life “had changed rather significantly”, before adding she was “now married” and “a mum”, but appeared to snub the Royal Family by failing to mention her “significant” role as a senior working royal.

Princess Diana “wouldn’t have rebelled” if she was guided by the Royal Family, a royal expert claimed.
When Princess Diana married Prince Charles in July 1981, she was just 20 years old.
Throughout her life as a royal, the princess was often criticised for her frequent way of defying the Firm’s traditions.
Speaking on the latest episode of Royally Obsessed, Princess Diana’s former private secretary Patrick Jephson claimed how, he believes, if Diana had been “encouraged” and “guided in a positive way”, there is “no way” she would have been a “rebel against the royal establishment”.
“I was in no doubt, in my own mind, [that] had she been treated with respect, affection, had she been encouraged and guided in a positive way, there is no way she would have been a rebel against the royal establishment.”

Meghan Markle’s latest interview left the Royal Family feeling “weary” as Duchess hints that more revelations could be revealed.
The Duchess of Sussex‘s interview with The Cut was published last week.
In the exclusive interview, Meghan recalled her time within the Royal Family in scathing detail.
According to the Daily Mail’s diary editor Richard Eden, Meghan hinted in the interview that she could “say a lot more in the future” which has left the Palace wondering “what next?”.

Speaking on the latest Palace Confidential, Mr Eden said: “What was notable about the interview, it wasn’t so much what Meghan did say, it was what she didn’t say.”

Meghan Markle’s speech has been criticised by a number of royal commentators.
Royal commentator Angela Levin said in a tweet: “It’s totally off putting to hear her first line ‘it’s very nice to be back in the UK.’ What a phoney.”
Kinsey Schofield said: “Please hire better speech writers. Everything she says sounds like it could be seen on a decorative plaque inside a TK Maxx.”
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It’s totally off putting to hear her first line ‘it’s very nice to be back in the UK.’ What a phoney https://t.co/lVYFGYQtRo
Meghan Markle’s speech at the One Young World summit has been analysed by a body language expert. 
Judi James told Express.co.uk: “Meghan managed to look delighted to be back in the UK tonight and even told her audience as much.
“Wearing a deep red outfit to signal a range of emotions from passion and love to confidence and resilience, she held Harry’s hand on the way to the stage and gave his back a couple of touches of loving reassurance as he greeted the hosts.”
The body language expert continued: “There was no hint in Meghan’s body language of any anxiety or even subliminal resentment about being back in the UK.”
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Here is Meghan’s speech from the One Young World summit in full: “It is very nice to be back in the UK and it is very nice to be back with all of you at One Young World.

“As you’ll likely hear many times this week, you’ll hear all sorts of things: Some very heavy, some very uplifting, but the resounding spirit, I believe you’ll hear, is that you are the future. But I would like to add to that, that you are also the present.
“You are the ones driving the positive and necessary change needed across the globe now in this very moment and for that, I’m so grateful to be in your company today.
“It was several years ago in 2014 that I was first invited to be a counsellor at One Young World and, in many ways at the time, I was probably a lot like each of you: Young, ambitious, advocating for the things I deeply and profoundly believed in.
“And also looking around and wondering, ‘How on earth did I get here?’ Have any of you today so far had that feeling, that ‘Pinch me’ moment, where you’re just so, ‘How am I here?’ And at that dinner there were 28 to 30 of us, the counsellors, and there I was this girl from Suits and I was surrounded by world leaders, humanitarians, prime ministers and activists that I had such a deep and longstanding respect and admiration for. And I was invited to pull up a seat at the table.

“I was so overwhelmed by this experience, I think I even saved my little paper place card that said my name on it – just proof, proof that I was there. And proof that I belonged.
“Because the truth was I wasn’t sure that I belonged. I was so nervous. I doubted myself and I wondered, wondered if I was good enough to be there – what I was doing in the world, albeit important and meaningful as far as I saw it, was it deserving to have a seat at this table?
“But One Young World saw in me what I wanted to see fully in myself. They saw in me, just as I see in you, the present and the future. And I reiterate that point because often times when we speak to young adults about the years ahead, about what you’ll do, what you’ll have to adopt to fix from previous generations and also what legacy you will leave, but too often in that we neglect the point that you’re doing it now. You here in this present moment, this is where it’s all beginning.
“The first year I joined the delegation in Dublin I worked with a young woman from Eritrea and she described how she had escaped her home country, fleeing with bullets fired above her head. I still remember it so well. I remember my shock and also remember her courage. My recognition of how much continues to go on each day with so many turning a blind eye, and yet despite all odds, she, like so many, still persevered.

“I followed up that trip joining a delegation in 2016 in Ottawa. I was very lucky to receive a day off of filming specifically to take a quick flight from Toronto up to Ottawa and to be able to join this work again for One Young World, being with some people I admired most, including former president of Ireland Mary Robinson. I joined you in London in 2019 and by that point, it’s fair to say, my life had changed rather significantly. I was now married and I was now a mom.”
At this point, there were cheers from the audience, before Meghan continued.
She said: “My world view had expanded exponentially, seeing the global community through the eyes of my child and I would ask, what is this world he would come to adopt? And what can we do, what can I do to make it better?
“I’m thrilled that my husband is able to join me here this time…”

“To be able to see and witness firsthand my respect for this organisation, this incredible organisation and all that it provides as well as accomplishes. One Young World had been an integral part of my life for so many years before I met him so to meet again here, on UK soil, with him by my side, make it all feel full circle.
“And just as a sidebar, earlier this afternoon we sat down with a few of you delegates and it was incredibly inspiring, the resounding themes that came up. About representation, about inclusion, about access and about trying to shift the global perspective for all of us as a global community to one of curiosity over criticism.
“My husband has long advocated for important and necessary impact in the world, focusing a huge part of his life’s work on the youth. So for both of us, bearing witness to the power that you hold in your hands and the unbridled enthusiasm and energy that you have to see things come to fruition – it is just an absolute privilege. I’m incredibly humbled to not just stand before each of you, but to stand beside you.
“We often hear people say the time is now, but I’m going to double down on that, by saying your time is now. The important work can’t wait for tomorrow.

“And this week the world is watching as you cement your place in history by showcasing the good that you are doing today in the present moment as we embrace the moment of now to create a better tomorrow.”
Meghan and Harry are “going against the world” according to a royal expert. 
Daily Mirror royal editor Russel Myers said: “There is still the bubbling under of resentment about how Meghan perceives that she was treated by the media, perceives that she was treated by people within the monarchy, how she felt that she was being constrained by the ‘men in grey suits’ — the actual hierarchy of the monarchy.
“The concept of them very much feeling as though it is them against the world is evident.”
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Meghan Markle said it’s “nice to be back in the UK” as she spoke on British soil for the first time since stepping down from senior royal duties in 2020.
The Duchess of Sussex made a speech on Monday evening at the One Young World summit in Manchester, an annual event bringing together global young leaders.
In the speech, she outlined her history with One Young World, which she said she was invited to be a counsellor for in 2014, before she met Prince Harry.
She said: “It’s very nice to be back in the UK, and it’s very nice to be back with all of you at One Young World.”
Addressing the audience, she said they are the “future” and the “present” and are the ones driving the “necessary change” needed in the world.

Meghan Markle said she is happy to be back in the UK as she makes a speech at the One World Summit in Manchester.Meghan says she is happy to be back in UKHere’s some footage of Meghan and Harry making their way onstage at the One World summit, to massive applause from the audience. 

And now, the two people that got the biggest cheer here without a doubt – Meghan and Harry take their place on the stage @MENnewsdesk pic.twitter.com/e0NPTn0TSM
Meghan and Harry were met with cheers as they arrived on stage at the One World Summit. 
The Duchess looked stunning in a red jumpsuit, while Harry wore a dark suit. 
READ MORECheers as Meghan and Prince Harry on stage at One Young World summit in ManchesterMeghan Markle and Prince Harry have been praised by a commentator for “achieving more global recognition” than other royals, including Kate Middleton and Prince William.

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu said: “In the two years since stepping down as senior royals, Harry and Meghan have achieved more global recognition than any other current working royal, with the exception of the Queen.
“Their brand is more powerfully relatable than that of the Royal Family, which is losing public support over the Sussexes just as it did over its appalling treatment of Princess Diana.
“Young people, the future of this country, listen to the Sussexes (Meghan’s podcast, Archetypes, went to No 1 in Spotify’s chart in the first week of release).
She added: “Harry and Meghan are successfully proving that it is possible to live a life of service outside the suffocating confines, antiquated protocols and rigid structures of the royal institution.”
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Meghan and Harry praised as Sussexes 'achieve more global recognition' than Kate and WillThe opening ceremony for One Young World (where Meghan will be delivering a speech later) has now begun. 
Meghan and Harry have not yet arrived at the venue. 
There is a LOT of energy in the room as the opening ceremony kicks off here #OYW2022 @MENnewsdesk pic.twitter.com/FXb90JnxGy
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have boarded the train to Manchester as the Duchess gets ready to deliver her first speech in the UK since stepping down from senior royal duties in 2020.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will later make their first public appearance in the UK since returning for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The royal pair will attend the One Young World summit, held at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
According to Mail+ Royal editor Rebecca English the couple were given “VIP treatment” as they began their journey for the start of their “pseudo-royal tour”.

Meghan and Harry board train to Manchester Prince William’s relationship with his brother Harry is going from “bad to worse” according to a royal expert. 
Speaking on Lorraine, Daily Mirror royal editor Russel Myers said: “Harry has his big memoir coming out very very soon.
“The royals are very very nervous about what he will be saying.”
Mr Myers added: “The royals are not best pleased about it.
“Why are they still talking, they have their life over in California.

“The reports in the papers today said that William is not going to speak to his brother until he knows what is in that memoir.
“So it’s going from bad to worse.”

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Security has been spotted patrolling the venue where Meghan Markle is scheduled to deliver her first speech on British soil since she stepped back from frontline royal life.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will later make their first public appearance in the UK since returning for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The royal pair will attend the One Young World summit, held at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
The event brings together young leaders from across the world.
The couple arrived in the UK this weekend for a series of events in Europe.
The Sussexes were spotted being driven out of the grounds of Windsor Castle earlier today, where they are staying at Frogmore Cottage.

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, remains ninth in the royal line of succession, despite being recently stripped of his HRH title and military titles. 
The Duke of York lost these titles in the wake of backlash from US civil action over sexual assault allegations – claims he has vehemently and repeatedly denied.
Many decades ago, Prince Andrew was second in line to the throne, behind his older brother, Prince Charles. But now, he is ninth in the order of succession, following the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s two children: Archie and Lilibet.

Where is Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, in the line of succession?

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The Jeremy Vine on 5 host said: “I think what Harry’s done is unforgivable.
“You’re transmitting all this private stuff about your own family.
“Unforgivable for his brother.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have allegedly refused to stay with Prince Charles on their upcoming UK visit.
A royal insider has claimed Prince Charles invited the Duke and Duchess to stay on their upcoming trip to the UK, but the pair allegedly declined the invitation.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be returning to the UK this week for a series of charitable events.
The royal insider said Prince Charles “hasn’t wavered, despite the attacks, which seem to be coming with increased vigour.
“The Prince of Wales reiterated his invitation for Harry and Meghan, and the whole family if they wished, to come and stay with him this summer while he is at his home on the Balmoral estate.
“He thought it might be a good opportunity for everyone to take stock and relax, but the invitation was declined.”
It comes after Meghan Markle last week claimed her husband had said he had “lost” his father due to the fallout from their breakaway from the Royal Family.Royal familySarah Vine has said she “can’t wait” for Meghan speech in Manchester this evening.
In an apparent mocking of the duchess, she followed up with: “I cannot wait for the pearls of wisdom to fall from her lips”.
Tonight Meghan will speak at the One Young World summit in Manchester on September 5 – an event which brings together young leaders from across the world.
I am SO looking for ward to the Duchess of Sussex’s speech in Manchester tonight.

Despite Prince Harry’s decision to step down as a senior member of the royal family, should none of the Cambridges become King or Queen, the Duke of Sussex still remains sixth in the line of succession. 
The Duke of Sussex formally stepped away from his royal duties in 2020 and has since made a home for himself and his wife, Meghan Markle, in California with their children Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

Meghan Markle’s ex friend has pleaded with her to “stop insulting” the Queen.
Socialite Lizzie Cundy said: “Meghan Markle, we knew each other from a long time ago, before you met Harry and I had your best interests.
“I had your back, but you didn’t take advice or listen, and I now think enough’s enough.
“Enough of slating our wonderful Queen and the Royal Family.
“Just go away, eat avocados, do yoga in the California beach, you have a lovely life.
“And as you said, you want privacy. Go and have that. I wish you well and all the luck in the world.
“But please stop slating our Queen and everything else, thank you, Meghan.”
She added: “And do you know what? I do forgive you for ghosting me.

Liz Truss has been elected as the leader of the Conservative Party.
This means she will visit the Queen at Balmoral in Scotland tomorrow, where she will officially become the Prime Minister.
She will be the 15th Prime Minister in the Queen’s 70 year reign.
Michelle Eagleton said on GB News that the Sussexes and Cambridges are likely to give eachother a “wide berth” over this week.
Ms Eagleton said: “I think the thing is that there is a lot of trust lost between William and Harry, and I do think they are probably not going to have that meeting again until after that book is released, which we know is coming in November from Harry, because we are hearing it is not going to be so good for the royals. 
“And, of course, we have got their documentary that is coming out on Netflix in December.
“So, I just think a wide-berth despite the fact they are half a mile down the road and you would think they would give them a bit of a visit.” 
Royal biographer Angela Levin said: “I think it’s likely that Catherine and William will try to avoid any contact with Harry and Meghan until they know the contents of Harry’s memoirs and their Netflix documentary.
“They have lost their chance of being trusted as the chance is they will use any conversation.
“It’s their own fault for vastly exaggerating and being rude.”

The This Morning host compared the behaviour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to that of the Queen, who he called “dignified”.
He said: “You look at it and you think ‘oh why don’t you both just shut up?'”
Camilla Tominey agreed, saying it was “also the impression behind palace gates”.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s new home is nestled in Home Park in Windsor, just a moment away from the Queen’s permanent residence Windsor Castle.
It was built in in 1831, using parts of the Royal Lodge at the time, which was partly demolished and re-used to construct Princess Adelaide’s cottage.
The Grade II listed property underwent major renovations in 2015 and has been a grace-and-favour property since 1945.
Legoland Windsor has unveiled a new Lego display called “Royal Removal Company” to celebrate the Cambridge’s move to Windsor.
They revealed it took model makers over 19 hours to create their new royal display of Windsor Castle.
The 4,100 Lego display shows moving men moving furniture outside a 39,000 brick replica of Windsor Castle, which is on display at the resort’s Miniland.
The display also features Lego versions of Kate Middleton, Prince William plus their children and the family dog, a black cocker spaniel named Orla.

Royal expert and author Katie Nicholl claims Prince William confided in Her Majesty and father, Prince Charles.
She said prince had “frank discussions” over the couple’s future with the Monarch and Charles advising him “not to hurry into anything”.
Speaking on a split between the couple in the 2000’s, the Duke of Cambridge said: “We were both very young… we were both finding ourselves and being dif­ferent characters.
“It was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up, so it was just a bit of space and it worked out for the better.”Duke and Duchess of CambridgeAn unnamed Buckingham Palace source has said the rift between the Duke of Sussex and the royals is “incredibily difficult”.
One friend of the heir to the throne claimed to The Sunday Times: “For two years, there has been a steady stream of really challenging things said about a man who cannot [publicly] defend himself to a couple he obviously loves and misses.
“That is incredibly difficult on a personal level.
“He is completely bewildered by why his son, whom he loves deeply, feels this is the way to go about managing family relationships.”Prince Charles and Prince HarryDame Joan Collins has brushed off the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Good Morning Britain.
When asked if she had comment to make about “duchesses” by host Susanna Reid, Dame Joan said: “Do we need to give them anymore oxygen?”

The Royal Family line of succession can be confusing, so here is a breakdown:
Prince Charles, the eldest son of the Queen, is first in line to the throne, followed by his eldest son Prince William and his first born Prince George. 
When Princess Charlotte was born the law was changed by the 16 countries in the Commonwealth headed by Queen Elizabeth II who agreed that birth order, not gender, would determine succession.

Line of successionMail on Sunday’s editor at large Charlotte Griffiths said: “The Cut posted on Twitter saying, ‘Meghan of Montecito’ has done an interview.
“About 20 minutes later they deleted it and reposted it as Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.
“I think somebody picked up the phone and said you missed out the most important bit of my name.”


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior royals in March 2020- a move dubbed ‘Megxit’. 
Following the move, they were stripped of their royal patronages and honorary military titles. 
The couple relocated across the pond to Montecito in Santa Barbara where they now live with their two children Archie, three and Lilibet, who turns one next month.
Since leaving the UK the couple has not stepped away from the spotlight, most famously taking part in a controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021. 

Speaking to US Weekly, royal commentator Christopher Andersen said: “It’s going to be interesting in the next few days when Harry and Meghan go to Europe, and they’re gonna be playing royal hide and seek.
“The Cambridges are out of the way during the first part of the Sussexes’ trip to Britain, but on September 8 the Sussexes return to Britain from Germany.
“They’re going to be, literally, a brief stroll from each other on the grounds of Windsor because the Cambridges have to return in time to get their kids in school.”

Royal expert and biographer Robert Hardman has said the Queen is “in very good spirits” despite her lack of public appearances.
He said: “Mobility is something of an issue now. Nothing medical, I’m told by those very close to her that she’s in very good spirits – absolutely pin sharp as ever.
“But there is a mobility [issue] inevitably when you’re coming up to your 96th birthday and also dignity, I think it’s terribly important.
“She is the Queen, she wants to be seen as the Queen, she wants to look the part.”


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be returning to the UK today.
In September, the royal pair will attend the One Young World summit in Manchester on September 5 – an event which brings together young leaders from across the world.
They will then travel to Germany for an Invictus Games event, and will then come back to the UK for the WellChild awards on September 8.Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleGood morning from London. I’m Aliss Higham, I’ll be bringing you all the latest developments on the Royal Family today. Please feel free to get in touch with me as I work if you have a story or tips to share! Your thoughts are always welcome.
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