Meghan Markle tells crowd during speech in Manchester 'It's very nice to be back in UK'

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The Duchess of Sussex, who is a counsellor for the organisation, is there to deliver a speech on gender equality at the event held in Bridgewater Hall. 

She looked stunning in a bright red jumpsuit while Prince Harry donned a dark suit.

There was huge applause for Meghan when she was called onto the stage. 

The founder described her as one of the most prominent voices in gender equality. 

She began her speech, saying “it is very nice to be back in the UK”. 

While speaking about her work for the organisation, she asked “how did I get here?” and referred to herself as the “girl from Suits”. 

She told the delegates: “You are the future. I would like to add to that, you are also the present, you are the ones driving the positive and necessary change needed across the globe now and in this moment”. 

She added: “I was invited to pull up a seat at the table. I was so overwhelmed by this experience, I think I even saved my little paper place cars have had my name on it. Proof that I was there, and proof that I belonged. 

“They saw in me just as I see in you, the present and the future”. 

She ended her impassioned speech, saying: “Your time is now. The important work can’t wait for tomorrow… as we embrace the moment now to create a better tomorrow”. 

The opening event began at 6pm on Monday evening with a dance performance to Beyonce’s Break My Soul, followed by a poetry reading and a song about “rising up”. 

Host Jenny Ryan greeted the audience before there was an interlude for the national anthem. 

She ended her impassioned speech, saying: “Your time is now. The important work can’t wait for tomorrow… as we embrace the moment now to create a better tomorrow”. 

The opening event began at 6pm on Monday evening with a dance performance to Beyonce’s Break My Soul, followed by a poetry reading and a song about “rising up”. 

Host Jenny Ryan greeted the audience before there was an interlude for the national anthem. 

A speech by award-winning Lemn Sissay then followed.  

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham also gave an impassioned speech to the audience, speaking about the UK’s second-biggest city which he said has “always stood up for what is right” and for the “equality” of humanity.

One Young World is an organization that helps to develop and empower young leaders to build a fair and sustainable future.

More than 2,000 young pioneers from as many as 202 countries are attending the three-day event. 

Before delivering the speech, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex clapped along to the music as a flag ceremony took place across the stage.

Sir Bob Geldof then took to the stage to deliver an impassioned speech. 

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