Meghan Markle's surprising confession about being back in the UK

Meghan Markle returned to the UK and her reaction might surprise you

Meghan Markle back in the UK - Meghan, Duchess of Sussex makes the keynote speech during the Opening Ceremony of the One Young World Summit 2022 at The Bridgewater Hall on September 05, 2022 in Manchester, England.
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Meghan Markle said that being back in the UK was 'very nice' as she made her first official speech in the country since her and Prince Harry's royal exit. 

After making their anticipated UK return, Meghan Markle revealed that it’s ‘very nice to be back’ as she delivered an inspirational speech at the One Young World Summit in Manchester.

She and Prince Harry have traveled back to the UK for the first time since the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee for an 'unofficial tour', which includes two charity events. The first being the One Young World meeting, which is an organisation that brings together young leaders from 190 countries across the world.

The event is one of the first the pair has attended together, since stepping back as senior royals and despite reports of an ongoing royal feud, Meghan, whose red outfit at the event had a special hidden meaning, revealed that she was indeed happy to be on UK soil.

Meghan, who is a counsellor for the charity, took to the stage in a bold all-red jumpsuit and said, "It’s very nice to be back in the UK and very nice to be back with all of you at One Young World."

She then went on to address the attendees, saying, "You are the ones driving the positive and necessary change across the globe now, in this very moment. And for that, I am so grateful to be in your company today."

The Duchess of Sussex then shared her own experience of being a 'young leader' detailing the moment she was asked to join the organisation in 2014.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex gestures as she delivers a speech on stage during the annual One Young World Summit at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, north-west England on September 5, 2022.

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She said, "There I was, the girl from Suits. I was surrounded by world leaders, humanitarians, prime ministers and activists that I had such a deep and long-standing respect and admiration for. And I was allowed in, to pull up a seat at the table."

Before adding, "I was so overwhelmed by this experience... I think I even saved my little paper place-marker with my name on it. Just proof: proof that I was there, proof that I belonged, because the truth was, I wasn't sure that I belonged."

Meghan then declared the summit officially open and was met with a standing ovation from the audience.

The next stop on their trip will be to the WellChilds Awards in London, and while they’re staying just five minutes from Prince William and Kate - a royal reunion is reportedly not on the cards -  With many also fearing that, with the Queen in Balmoral, the couple may have missed their ‘last chance’ to see her.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

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