Meghan Markle engaged in an awkward hug onstage

Duchess Meghan has had an eventful week. Following the airing of the documentary about her royal tour of south Africa with Prince Harry, Meghan attended the opening ceremony of the One Young World Summit at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Meghan Markle engaged in an awkward hug onstage

The duchess looked stunning in her Aritzia dress, which she previously wore in January 2019 during a visit to Birkenhead. While Meghan looked effortlessly chic, it seems that several of the people she met found it impossible to keep their cool, which is more than a little understandable.

In fact, when One Young World co-founder Kate Robertson greeted Meghan onstage during the event, she found herself in a bit of a conundrum. Unsure of whether to curtsy, bow, or hug, Robertson covered her bases by doing all three.

Meghan Markle engaged in an awkward hug onstage

Her actions resulted in a completely adorable moment, which Meghan went on to share on the @SussexRoyal Instagram account. Basically, if we met the Duchess of Sussex, we'd probably end up doing the exact same thing.

The Duchess of Sussex arrived at London’s Royal Albert Hall for the October 22 opening ceremony of the One Young World summit—a global forum that brings together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries to create positive change and tackle some of the world’s biggest problems.

Meghan Markle engaged in an awkward hug onstage

Meghan arrived in her capacity as Vice President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which has partnered with the organization to bring 53 young leaders from across the Commonwealth to the event. She sported a bold purple long-sleeve dress—which fans believe is the Aritzia number she wore on a previous appearance in Birkenhead—with blue pumps for the occasion.

It’s Meghan’s third time at the global gathering, having first attended as a counsellor at Dublin’s 2014 summit to talk about the importance of women’s rights and the role men play in achieving equality.

Speaking on a panel of young leaders, she discussed the need for men to also stand up and empower women. “You need men to effect that change because at the end of the day, I think what scares people is this idea female empowerment is somehow threatening. No it's not. You empower women, you empower the community,” she said.


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