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The Duchess of Sussex is taking part in the @GirlUp Leadership Summit, a gender equality initiative founded by the UN Foundation to help support UN agencies that focus on adolescent girls.
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On Wednesday, the Duchess of Sussex made a virtual appearance as a keynote speaker for the U.N. Foundation’s 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit. During the speech, the royal indirectly addressed recent protests for the Black Lives Matter movement and encouraged listeners to always challenge the norms and be change-makers for future generations.
“I want to share something with you,” she said. “It’s that those in the halls and corridors and places of power—from lawmakers and world leaders to executives—all of those people, they depend on you more than you will ever depend on them. And here’s the thing: They know this.”
However, her encouraging words didn’t end there. She made sure to let the audience know that not only would she be rooting for them, but the other members of her family, specifically her 1-year-old son, would be as well.
“We are not meant to be breaking each other down; we are meant to be building each other up. So, use your voice both on and offline to do just that—build each other up, support each other,” she continued. "I am extraordinarily proud of what you’ve already accomplished. Please, continue to honor the conviction and compassion that’s awoken within you. I will be cheering you on, so will my husband, so will Archie, as you continue marching, advocating, and leading the way forward."
If that doesn’t motivate a person, we don’t know what will.