Watch Meghan Markle Give Her First Speech of the Royal Tour
Meghan Markle just delivered her first speech of the royal tour and it was inspiring as hell.
The Duchess of Sussex addressed students and staff at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, today. She stressed the importance of higher education and called out the costs that often get in the way. Markle also drew upon her own college experience and talked about working a part-time job on the Northwestern University campus to make ends meet.
“It was through scholarships, financial aid programs and work-study where my earnings from a job on campus went directly to my tuition that I was able to attend university. And without question it was worth every effort,” Markle explained.
?When girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves but also for those around them.? - Duchess of Sussex? Omid Scobie (@scobie) October 23, 2018
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Attending college is something Markle aims to make more accessible to students.
“Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive. And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital,” Markle said. “When girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves, but also for those around them.” (Who run the world, amirite?)
The pregnant royal went on to announce two grants to support female staff members at the university. She wished them luck and expressed her appreciation, saying, “Your efforts now will help to make a positive future for each of you and your communities at large.”