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Meghan Markle is observing her first International Women’s Day as a member of the royal family with a grand flourish.

Earlier on Friday it was announced that the Duchess of Sussex had been appointed Vice-President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. She’ll serve alongside royal patron Queen Elizabeth and President Prince Harry.

Following the announcement, Markle stepped out for a QCT panel discussion at King’s College where she spoke in conjunction with fellow female changemakers Annie Lennox, model Adwoa Aboah, and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, among others.

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The Duchess forewent maternity garb once again, opting for a black and white Azzura high-neck patterned minidress from Reiss ($345;, an Alexander McQueen blazer, black Manolo Blahnik BB pumps ($625;, and (a singular shout-out to female designers on IWD) a Stella McCartney clutch ($875; For someone whose style makes such a global impact and can literally rescue a brand from the brink of bankruptcy, we're surprised she didn't choose to support more female designers today, but we applaud her playful look nonetheless.

The Duchess Of Sussex Joins A International Women's Day Panel Discussion
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During the discussion Meghan encouraged viewers to stand up for equality. “If there’s injustice and a lack of inequality someone needs to say something — and why not you?” she asked, adding, “We must be global feminists and include men and boys.”

Yes, quee — sorry, duchess.

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