Duchess of Sussex explains why Prince Harry crashed her royal engagement as she stuns in lovely autumnal outfit

How sweet!

meghan markle explains reason prince harry crashed royal engagement
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The Duchess of Sussex has revealed why Prince Harry crashed her royal engagement. Earlier today the Duchess hosted a roundtable event at Windsor Castle.

The Duchess of Sussex hosted a roundtable discussion on gender equality and female empowerment earlier today.

The royal, who wowed in a gorgeous autumnal burgundy leather skirt and v-neck jumper, met with youth ambassadors from One Young World, a non-profit organisation for young leaders to come together and be heard.

But arriving at Windsor Castle this morning for the discussion, Duchess Meghan was accompanied by a surprise companion – her husband Prince Harry.

meghan markle explains reason prince harry crashed royal engagement

The Duke of Sussex was seen driving the pair to the event in his electric Audi E-Tron car, taking the short journey to the UK landmark from the couple’s Frogmore Cottage home.

“I think we’re all aware that One Young World has been very important to me for several years,” said Duchess Meghan, “and now being vice president of QCT (Queen’s Commonwealth Trust), it just felt like the perfect medley.

“What you’re all capable of doing independently is incredible but then when you work collectively, our intention today is to try to create somewhat of a task force to see what we can do within our communities and then use that knowledge to apply it to whatever is happening in all these other communities.”

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Explaining why husband Prince Harry decided to make an appearance, the Duchess jokingly thanked guests for letting him “crash the party”.

“In terms of gender equality, which is something I have championed for a long time, I think that conversation can’t happen without men being a part of it," she said.

“This is something that is also key to how my husband feels. He’s been working in this space since 2013, which I think a lot of people don’t notice as much, but I think that’s what’s really important.

meghan markle explains reason prince harry crashed royal engagement

“You can’t have a conversation about women empowerment with just women.

“So for this reason it made complete sense to let him (Harry) join today so thank you for letting him crash the party.”

The Duke laughed along with his wife and joined the group for their important discussion.

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