During the event, which was sponsored by the Association of Commonwealth University (ACU), Markle engaged with professors, scholarship students and leaders in conversations surrounding a number of things Markle is passionate about, like gender equality, ending modern slavery, solutions to human trafficking, peace and reconciliation and climate change. The Duchess of Sussex made an announced solo visit to the King's College London on Wednesday, December 5.
Meghan's husband Prince Harry is historically close with former President Barack Obama, hanging out with him and Joe Biden at the 2017 Invictus Games and interviewing him for a BBC radio story that broadcast later that year, with Obama joking that he was a fan of Suits, the drama that famously starred Meghan during her acting days. The Duchess has previously highlighted the importance of education.
Meghan spoke at the time of her struggle to finance her higher education and her "personal feeling of pride and excitement" when she studied for her degree. From the moment you receive your acceptance letter, to the exams you spend countless late nights studying for, the lifelong friendships you make with your fellow alumni, and the moment you receive your diploma. Providing them with access to education is the key to economic and social development. "They also talked about shared experiences of pregnancy and raising children, plus shared causes including girls' education".