Meghan and Harry join Queen for Young Leaders Awards

Danny Woods
June 28, 2018

Meghan Markle laughed at Prince Harry's joke at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards.

Prince Harry recently made the two female royals in his life laugh while at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards.

The newlyweds are part of the event, which celebrates young change-makers from across the Commonwealth nations and is hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Earlier this year, I was honoured to have been named The Queen's Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, and I am committed to supporting the legacy of The Queen's Young Leaders and the 1.4 billion Commonwealth youth. Over 200 guests arrived at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the event, including David Beckham, Ore Oduba, Lenny Henry and John Major.

The event honours young people from the Commonwealth who have strived to improve their communities. "You are the hope and optimism the world needs and we will all do whatever we can to support you in it".

Douglas received the award for the work he has been doing to reduce illiteracy and poverty in his community after founding Oasis Mathare.

"I've learnt so much and I can't wait to put it all into practice. I can't wait to see what we do with these valuable connections in the future". "The unfortunate thing for me now is I'm a footnote in one of the greatest moments in history rather than the dad walking her down the aisle".

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He continued, "This is not the last you will hear from me".

"Meeting the children and young people today and the insight into their lives and what they have done at such a young age is incredible", Beckham said.

The trio will also undergo mentorship and specialised training at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education, which was set up to develop leadership skills. My residence here in the United Kingdom and interaction with fellow Queen's Young Leaders sums up an awesome and unforgettable experience.

There has been 60 recipients a year since 2014 - one for every year the Queen had been head of the Commonwealth at the time of her diamond jubilee.

Now we know exactly where they'll be going on their whistle-stop tour of Dublin on July 10 and 11.

He said: "To help so many young people globally is such a special initiative".

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