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Meghan Markle's Next Move Will See Her Speak To Thousands Of Girls Worldwide

It will be one of the duchess's first public speaking engagements since stepping down as a senior royal earlier this year.

The Duchess of Sussex is set to make one of her first public addresses next week.

It was revealed on Friday morning that Meghan Markle is due to be a featured speaker at this year's virtual Girl Up Global Leadership Summit.

Since stepping down as a senior royal with her husband Harry, Markle has strived to continue her philanthropic work by volunteering in Los Angeles, providing a voiceover for an ecological Disney film and giving back to local communities by way of food delivery, highlighting injustices and promoting sustainability. 

Her next move will continue along this vein, as she is set to work alongside Girl Up, the leadership initiative that has worked with 65,000 girls via 3,500 clubs in nearly 120 countries.

The organisation works to inspire a generation of young women to be a force for gender equality and social change. They took to Twitter to announce the news. 

"The present is female! But don’t take our word for it. Hear Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex’s advice for global girls leaders when she takes the stage at the 2020 Girl Up Leadership Summit, happening virtually July 13-15!" the post read. 

Markle will speak in the three-day event which focuses on gender equality, and inspiring young women to be the force that brings about change. 

It marks one of the first publicised and openly promoted appearances from the duchess since stepping down as a senior working member of the royal family back in March.

This news follows the announcement that Harry and Meghan have signed with the Harry Walker Agency, the chosen representatives for the Obamas, the Clintons, Jane Goodall, Oprah Winfrey and more. 

Their speaking engagements will reportedly focus on racial injustice, environmental conservation, gender equity and other social issues, in addition to mental health, a longstanding cause championed by the royals.

For more information on the Girl Up Leadership Summit, check out their extensive programme here

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