The Duchess made a surprise appearance today and joined Prince Harry at a WE Day event at SSE Arena, Wembley, London.
The WE Movement is a global initiative to encourage young people to take part in positive social change.
It was started by Craig Kielburger when he was just twelve; when flipping through the newspaper one morning he came across a story about Iqbal Masih, “a 12-year-old former child slave in Pakistan who had been murdered because he spoke up for human rights.” Craig realized he could’ve been Iqbal and that he needed to do something, but he wasn’t sure what to do since he lived a world away. Craig started convincing a number of his classmates to join together to make a difference and the WE charity was born.
More from WE.org:
Along with his older brother Marc, Craig and his team set out on a bold mission: to free children and their families from poverty and exploitation.”
Below you see WE founders Craig Kielburger and his brother Marc Kielburger at today’s event, along with singer/actress Nicole Scherzinger.
From WE Movement:
WE is a movement that believes when we come together we can create an even better world.”
“WE Charity has expanded beyond the issue of child labour to include a sustainable model of international development, called WE Villages, that works to alleviate the root causes of poverty in nine countries around the world. Through a active citizenship programme called WE Schools, young people in North America and the UK are empowered to become change-makers themselves”
In his speech today, Harry spoke about focusing on the importance of mental health and climate change, as well as the challenges young people face.
From the Duke’s speech:
To be amongst all of you progressive, motivated, open minded, change-makers, is what gives me hope for the future”
Below, a video with Harry’s entire 9-minute speech.
Other speakers and performers taking part in today’s events include model, actress and activist, Naomi Campbell and singers Liam Payne and Pixie Lott.
Below Pixie Lott performs with musician Tom Walker.
From WE Instagram, Harry and Meghan meet with students involved in WE schools.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex share a moment at #WEday UK with student change-makers involved with WE Schools; learning all about the incredible actions they have taken to make a difference in their communities and around the world. Returning to the WE Day stage for the third time, His Royal Highness addressed the audience of 12,000 extraordinary young people in the capacity of his role as President of the @queens_commonwealth_trust about the importance of social entrepreneurship and its aspiration of enabling young leaders to realise their hopes and dreams for the future. Learn more: we.org/we-day-uk/
Now we take a look at what Meghan wore for today’s unexpected appearance.
The jacket is described as equestrian-style with hacking pockets. It is 100% cashmere with a silk lining and naval-inspired buttons. American made, it combines traditional Ralph Lauren references.
Our thanks to Laura @Solidmoonlight for the ID!
We think Meghan was wearing her Rag & Bone Maternity denim skinny jeans ($225 in the ‘coal’ colorway.
The Duchess also wore her trusty Manolo Blahnik BB pumps in black suede ($625).
She also wore her Jennifer Meyer ‘Mummy’ necklace ($850), a piece we first saw her wearing while in New York City with friends.
We are unsure which bracelets Meghan is wearing today. One of them appears to be some sort of chain bracelet. Possibly the Pippa Small Herkimer diamond bracelet Meghan has previously worn.
UPDATE: We’ve been able to ID several of the bracelets Meghan wore on her right arm. We are thinking she wore about 4-5 in total.
Two other bracelets we think Meghan wore are the Lauren gold tone chain link bracelet (no longer available) and After looking at further images, we’ve determined that one of the bracelets is not the Lauren bracelet as previously thought. We’re still thinking one of them is the Tai Jewelry Asymmetrical circle stone open bracelet in gold and moonstone, $65.
The other bracelet is an open rectangular-link gold bracelet. Susan C. found this bracelet from Maramcs, a popular brand with celebrities and a pretty close match. It is the Rectangle Link Chain bracelet in 14k gold filled, $200.
You can see in the photo below Meghan wearing some of the bracelets.
From the WE.org site:
In Ecuador, a minga is a call to action: a community coming together for the greater good.
Made on wax cord in slate grey—inspired by weaving traditions in the Amazon. Gives education.”
Each bracelet supports projects such as new schools and classrooms. Once you receive your bracelet you can enter the Track Your Impact code from the product package at TYI.org to learn more.
Visit the MetoWe.com site to find a variety of products available to purchase on the to help support a number of programs and projects.
UPDATE 3/8: Meghan also wore the Me to We – Semiprecious Tamaa Bracelet in Rose Quartz, $28.
The bracelet is described as beaded with 24k gold-plated miyuki glass beads and a rose quartz nugget on nylon thread. It is adjustable with a gold-plated slider bead.
From the We.org site: “features a semiprecious rose quartz stone, ethically mined in America, that symbolizes love and caring—the perfect gift to share love with someone you care about. Give health.”
Each bracelet purchased helps to support projects such as health clinics and health education.
The fashion recap with our WMW Instagram account: