Meghan Markle Reads Poem at Christmas Carol Concert With Prince Harry

Michelle Obama speaks in London

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Meghan has now put on her academic cap on Wednesday (Dec. 5) to make a surprise outing for a cause close to her heart: the importance of higher education.

The Duchess joined university leaders to explore how further learning can address human trafficking, slavery and gender equality. But a picture shared by the ACU following the meeting showed Meghan taking centre stage in the discussion.

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The 36-year-old royal, who is rumoured to have an ongoing feud with her sister-in-law Megan Markle, treated her daughter to a more festive trip out last week when they attended a special performance of The Nutcracker at The Royal Opera House. The Duchess had previously made a powerful speech about education during her first royal tour to students at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji in October.

Meghan spoke at the time of her struggle to finance her higher education and her "personal feeling of pride and excitement" when she studied for her degree.

"And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital".

Meghan noted, "Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive". Meghan showed her support for the cause by reading a attractive poem as part of the event. The royal stepped out with her husband, Prince Harry, on Tuesday evening (Dec. 4) for a private charity carol service benefitting the Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, started in honour of his late friend.

The unexpected appearance comes a day after the former Suits actress and Prince Harry attended the Christmas Carol Service in honor of her husband's late friend, Henry van Straubenzee, who died in a auto accident in 2002 at the age of 18.

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