The Duchess of Sussex held a farewell solo engagement on Monday at Buckingham Palace.
Meghan, Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, met with 22 scholars from across the Commonwealth as part of the ACU at Buckingham Palace for about 30 minutes.
Meghan also made some final good-byes to a few staff members before departing to Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth Day Service.
Below a short video clip and message from Sussex Royal.
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Earlier this week The Duchess of Sussex, in her role as Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), met with the bright minds from across the Commonwealth to hear about their commitment to tackling the global challenges we all face. The Duchess spoke with Scholars studying and researching important areas surrounding; cleaning up plastic pollution in our oceans, helping to build more sustainable cities, improving health outcomes for citizens, and supporting decent work and economic growth. Paving the way as the next generation of leaders, these inspirational scholars, are spread far across the Commonwealth from Malawi to Malaysia, Ghana to Sri Lanka – all of whom will use the skills and knowledge they gain while studying in the UK to make a difference when they return to their home countries. The Duchess, who also attended university with support of a scholarship, is a strong advocate of accessible education for all. As the Royal Patron of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (@The_ACU_Official) since January 2019, The Duchess has met and engaged with students, academics, and staff from ACU member universities across the Commonwealth to learn more about the vital work they do to address global challenges. As President and Vice President of The @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess thank all those who are working to give access to education for all.
For the event, Meghan wore a dress by Scanlan Theodore – The Crepe Knit Cravat Dress in navy, $650.
Her shoes are by Aquazzura, the ‘Purist’ pump 105 in ink blue suede, $695.
Meghan wore new earrings by Sophie Lis. They are the Fallen Star hoop earrings, £450 ($581 USD at today’s exchange rate)
Meghan’s clutch may be by Dior. It is a navy leather rectangular shape similar to the Dior Abielle clutch (below right). Meghan has carried the clutch previously (below left) while leaving Fiji in 2018.
We will update the post should more photos and information become available.