Meghan outlines royal plans as couple return to London


MAY 20, 2018

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (R) and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (L) leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. (Photo by Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle has laid out her royal plans after she and husband Prince Harry returned to London to begin married life.

The Duchess of Sussex now has her own page on the official website, with a short biography that emphasises her charity work and downplays her acting career.

The site confirms that Meghan will undertake royal duties in support of the Queen both in the UK and overseas.

Queen Elizabeth leaves Windsor Castle the day after her grandson Prince Harry married Meghan – Getty

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have left Windsor after their wedding was watched by millions around the world on Saturday.

It has not been confirmed where they are heading on Sunday evening, but their official residence is Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace.

The destination of their honeymoon has not yet been confirmed but it is expected to be Namibia or Botswana in southern Africa.

Meghan Markle in Rwanda with World Vision in 2016 – Getty

That will have to wait until after Tuesday, when the couple are attending a Buckingham Palace reception with Charles and Camilla to mark the Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday.

Meghan has already said she is determined to “hit the ground running” as she becomes a full-time royal.

Meghan’s famous speech to a United Nations conference in 2015, in which she announced she was “proud to be a woman and a feminist”, features prominently on her page on the Royal Family website.

A short biography explains that the Duchess of Sussex “had a keen awareness of social issues and actively participated in charitable work” from a young age.

It also touches on how an 11-year-old Meghan successfully campaigned for a sexist washing-up liquid advert to be changed.

The Duchess of Sussex also volunteered at a soup kitchen in Los Angeles between the ages of 13 and 17.

The only nod to Meghan’s former acting career comes when it is explained that she volunteered at another soup kitchen “while filming in Toronto” between 2012 and 2013.

Meghan went on to become the UN Women’s Advocate for Women’s Political Participation and Leadership in 2015.

The biography then details her work with World Vision, revealing that she completed a learning mission with the charity in 2017 to “bring a greater awareness to girls’ lack of access to education”.

Meghan went on to write a piece for Time magazine about the stigmatisaton of menstrual health management and its effect on girls’ education.

The Myna Mahila Foundation will benefit from charity donations made to the royal wedding.

Meanwhile, dress designer Clare Waight Keller has revealed that Prince Harry thanked her for making his wife “look absolutely stunning”.

The pure white gown featured a five-metre long veil made from silk tulle, with hand-embroidered flowers from each of the 53 Commonwealth countries.

Harry and Meghan woke up as husband and wife on Sunday morning after enjoying a reception at Frogmore House on Saturday night.

Courtesy/Source: Sky News