Meghan Markle’s newest role has been announced.
The duchess is set to become the vice-president for the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, with the organization confirming the news on Twitter Friday.
The announcement was made on International Women’s Day before the royal took part in a panel discussion on female empowerment.
Lord Christopher Geidt, chairman, said of Meghan’s latest role: “The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust is thrilled to welcome the Duchess of Sussex as its Vice-President. The support and encouragement which Her Royal Highness will bring to the young leaders with whom we work promises to have a profound effect.
“We are enormously grateful to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for this signal of commitment they are making to our work, helping The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to pursue its ambitions right across the Commonwealth and beyond,” he added on the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust’s official website.
Nicola Brentnall, chief executive, continued: “We are particularly delighted that the first opportunity of formally working together with Her Royal Highness comes on International Women’s Day.
“This squares perfectly with our focus on amplifying the work and contribution of those furthest away from power. Women across the Commonwealth and the globe often face the biggest impediments to success. So we are delighted to have our vice-president’s support in helping others to overcome those obstacles.”
After the announcement, Meghan then discussed feminism on her International Women’s Day panel. She insisted she wanted her unborn child to be a feminist, whatever the sex.
The duchess explained, according to the BBC: “One of the things they said during pregnancy was ‘I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism.’
“I loved that – boy or girl, whatever it is, we hope that’s the case.”