“I remember being a young girl watching TV and seeing what was happening in the world, and frankly, often feeling despair. When you constantly see and hear negativity, it can be overwhelming; you can feel powerless, and lost, you can feel different, confused, or like you just don’t belong," Markle said.
The duchess said she was sure there was a young boy or girl watching her speech who felt the same way.
"So, this is for you," Markle said passionately.
"In a world that that can seem so aggressive, confrontational and dangerous, you should know that you have the power to change it. Because whether you’re here in South Africa, at home in the U.K., the U.S. or around the world, you actually have the power within you to change things, and that begins with how you connect to others."
She said that during her and Harry's time in South Africa, she learned that regardless of "society’s expectations of masculinity or femininity, or how we divide ourselves by race or faith or class or status" that everyone "has value" and "deserves to be respected."