The Duchess of Sussex is an ardent advocate of universal education for women. She is patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, visited a girls-only Education for All boarding school during her royal tour of Morocco, and most recently, recorded a private video message for attendees of CAMFED’s Education Changes Everything Gala, which took place in New York on Thursday, May 9.
In the short recording of her message, posted to Twitter by royal correspondent Omid Scobie, Meghan states, “As I said on International Women’s Day, a girl who is educated becomes a woman who is influential.”
CAMFED stands for Campaign for Female Education. The non-profit works to “[tackle] poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.” Meghan has long been a supported of CAMFED; in March, she spoke on an International Women’s Day panel with Executive Director Angeline Murimirwa and CAMFED gala honoree Annie Lennox. During the panel, she opened up about striving for gender equality and feeling “the embryonic kick of feminism.” She and Prince Harry welcomed their first child, son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on Monday, May 6.
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