The Duchess of Sussex completed her royal duties by meeting with ACU scholarship recipients.
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Earlier this week The Duchess of Sussex, in her role as Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), met with the bright minds from across the Commonwealth to hear about their commitment to tackling the global challenges we all face. The Duchess spoke with Scholars studying and researching important areas surrounding; cleaning up plastic pollution in our oceans, helping to build more sustainable cities, improving health outcomes for citizens, and supporting decent work and economic growth. Paving the way as the next generation of leaders, these inspirational scholars, are spread far across the Commonwealth from Malawi to Malaysia, Ghana to Sri Lanka – all of whom will use the skills and knowledge they gain while studying in the UK to make a difference when they return to their home countries. The Duchess, who also attended university with support of a scholarship, is a strong advocate of accessible education for all. As the Royal Patron of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (@The_ACU_Official) since January 2019, The Duchess has met and engaged with students, academics, and staff from ACU member universities across the Commonwealth to learn more about the vital work they do to address global challenges. As President and Vice President of The @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess thank all those who are working to give access to education for all.
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As one of her last royal engagements, the Duchess of Sussex met with Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) scholarship recipients at Buckingham Palace. The official Sussex Royal Instagram shared a look inside the private event by posting a video of her meeting with students from the organization on Wednesday evening, where, according to the post, the Duchess spoke with the scholars “to hear about their commitment to tackling the global challenges we all face.”
For the meeting, the Duchess wore a navy cravat dress designed by the Australia-based brand Scanlan Theodore. The form-fitting midi is made from a luxe Italian knit crepe fabric and features cap sleeves, and it’s still available to buy for $650 through the Scanlan Theodore website.
The Duchess lightly accessorized the look with a clutch, diamond star hoop earrings and Aquazzura pointed-toe pumps in navy. She then kept things relatively simple on the beauty front as well, opting for a slick ponytail and one coat of pink gloss.
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