The Duchess of Sussex delivered her first speech since the royal split was announced and according to one royal expert she used it to send the wider royal family a clear message.
Meghan Markle visited a comprehensive school in east London yesterday afternoon on her second day back in the UK.
The Duchess of Sussex was filmed getting out of a car and greeting teachers outside Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham.
Meghan later made a speech to mark international women’s day.
Meghan Markle told pupils at a school in Dagenham to “fight for what they believe in”.
She continued: “No matter how small you might feel, no matter what colour you are, no matter what gender you are, you have a voice and you certainly have the right to speak up for what is right.
“I encourage and empower each of you to really stand in your truth, to stand for what is right.”
Meghan also had a message for the young boys at Robert Clack School in Dagenham, East London.
She told them to “value, appreciate and protect” the women in their lives.
They were also asked to set a good example for “some men who are not seeing it the same way”.
This comes after Harry revealed the real reason for moving to Canada was to protect his family.
Expert Phil Dampier, who wrote a book on Harry and Meghan, told the Sun: “This is a clear signal that she felt she was standing up for herself when she quit the Royal Family.”
Archie did not join the royal couple on their journey back to the UK and will not be attending any of the final royal engagements with his parents.
The decision has reportedly deeply saddened the Queen, who faces having significantly less time with her grandchild as the couple prepare for a new life in Canada.
A source told the Daily Mail the Queen was “sad” that she would not see Archie for some time, particularly as she has had little opportunity to meet her great-grandson.
The 93-year-old monarch is said to have revealed her “worst fear” is not seeing Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor again.
According the US Weekly, the Queen fears they won’t have a “relationship” as he grows up away from the Royal Family.
A source told US Weekly The Queen is “heartbroken over the thought of not getting to see her great-grandson”.
They added: “The Queen would love to have a relationship with Archie, but it’s looking unlikely that will ever happen.
“She’s trying to stay optimistic about this situation and would never stoop to casting any aspersions on Meghan’s character,
“Even after everything that’s happened.”
The source claimed Prince William and Kate Middleton are also upset to not have a close relationship with their nephew.
William and Kate are said to be saddened that their three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – will have no relationship with their young cousin Archie.
The source added that while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge respect that Harry and Meghan have a lot on their plate, they feel family should come first.
Harry and Meghan will reunite with next see the Queen, at the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on Sunday.
Published at Sun, 08 Mar 2020 05:33:00 +0000