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Duchess of Sussex makes unannounced visit to Kings College London

It wasn’t announced before, but the Duchess of Sussex made a trip to Kings College London to further learn about the effect of higher education.

According to the Association of Commonwealth University, “University leaders, academics, and international scholarship students” including the Duchess of Sussex came together “to explore how higher education can help build a better world.”

The event was set up “as an opportunity to discuss the role of universities in addressing human trafficking and modern slavery, gender equality and inclusion, peace and reconciliation, and climate change and resilience,” many which are passions of the Duchess.

Wednesday’s meeting was a continuation of the Duchess of Sussex’s speech which she gave at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.

In the speech which she wrote herself and pained over getting every detail right, Meghan related to the students having once been in their shoes trying to afford higher education.

She said: “As a university graduate, I know the personal feeling of pride and excitement that comes with attending university. I am also fully aware of the challenges of being able to afford this level of schooling for many people around the world, myself included. It was with scholarships, financial aid programs, and work-study from my earnings from a job on campus that went directly towards my tuition that I was able to attend university, and without question, it was worth every effort.”

In the same speech, the Duchess raised the female students up, saying: “When girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures.”

The Duchess of Sussex does not have any patronages as of yet but is expected to announce the foundations she wants to work within the New Year. One predicted charity is CAMFED, an NGO aimed at female education in sub-Saharan Africa.

Lucy Lake, CEO of CAMFED told the Daily Mail how she met with Meghan to discuss the work they do, saying: “We had the opportunity to meet with the Duchess in the spring. As an organisation our team very much represents what we are working towards and that was why the Duchess was interested to meet with us and hear more about that.