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Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet Commonwealth young leaders

On Thursday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with more than 100 young leaders representing the Commonwealth nations at a reception at Marlborough House in London.

The meeting marked the final day of the Commonwealth Youth Forum which aims to build cross-cultural connections and networks whilst preparing young people to lead the organisation of the former British Empire nations.

Before the Duke of Sussex’s wedding on 19th May, he was made a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by The Queen. This means he and the Duchess of Sussex take a leading role in helping to inspire the next generation of Commonwealth leaders.

The organisation is made up of 53 nations from across the world, where around 60 percent of the population is under the age of 30.

The ‘Your Commonwealth’ Youth Challenge event is helping young leaders develop their ideas one the type of Commonwealth they want to see in 2040.

The Duke of Sussex said: “Meghan and I are incredibly excited to meet so many of you representing the future of the Commonwealth.

“We can’t wait to see you in action in your home countries and learn about what you’re doing to better the Commonwealth, and the world, in 2040 and beyond.”

He added: “As the youth of today, you should play a part in shaping the policies which will make the future better for everyone.”

The event on Thursday was the start of a busy schedule for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as next week they have a number of events to attend.

On Monday they will be attending the christening of Prince Louis in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace, and on Tuesday they will be joining TheQueen and other senior royals for evens marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force.