Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018: Day Three

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their mark on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting as it entered its third day on Wednesday. The soon-to-be-married couple attended an event in London as they began their work with the Commonwealth Youth Forum.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Commonwealth Youth Forum.

Prince Harry said that his Fiancee is “hugely excited” to be involved with his Commonwealth duties as the couple were introduced to around 40 of the 500 young leaders gathered for the Forum’s events on Wednesday afternoon.

On Monday, Prince Harry was made a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by Her Majesty The Queen as he and Meghan plan to support The Queen by taking a lead in Commonwealth Youth issues.

Harry and Meghan met youth delegates taking part in the Youth Forum at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre as they debated challenges facing their generation and influence decision making.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not the only royals out in force on day three of CHOGM. The Duchess of Cornwall made an appearance at the Commonwealth Women’s Forum where she addressed the “corrosive silence” surrounding domestic abuse.

In a rallying call in the fight against domestic abuse, The Duchess of Cornwall said, “I hope very much that today might mark a moment when we start to pull back that shroud of silence. Domestic abuse remains a hidden problem in our society.”

The Duchess of Cornwall has been an avid supporter of the prevention of domestic abuse and also joined a roundtable discussion on how employers can support women facing abuse, offer practical help and create places of safety.”

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Duchess of Cornwall at the Women’s Forum.

In other news, Prince Charles welcomed the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to the United Kingdom and in particular the Science Museum in London to view an exhibition organised to celebrate India’s role in the history of science and technology.

Prince Charles’s meeting with Narendra Modi came after the Indian Prime Minister met with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, for a breakfast meeting in which they discussed future ways of redefining and infusing new energy into the bilateral engagement after Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Prince Charles and The Duke of York were also due to attend a Malaria No More Reception together at Northumberland Avenue. The Duke of York recently became Patron of Malaria No More.

Away from The Royal Family, the UK Government has pledged to provide more funding to developing Commonwealth countries to help cut their emissions and prepare for the impact of climate change.

As day four of CHOGM 2018 approaches, all eyes will be on the formal opening of the summit which will be hosted by Her Majesty The Queen in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace and be attended by many members of The Royal Family.

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