The Duchess of Sussex has received a Woman of Vision award as she and the Duke of Sussex made their first public appearance since the King’s coronation.
Meghan encouraged women to fight for equity as she accepted the award at the Ms. Foundation for Women’s annual gala.
“It’s never too late to start,” she said at the New York event. “You can be the visionary of your own life… There is still so much work to do.”
America’s Oldest Women’s Foundation Award recognized her “global support for empowering and advocating on behalf of women and girls.”
Also present was Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
Meghan told the audience how Ms. Magazine, a feminist magazine co-founded by Gloria Steinem, was always in their house when she was growing up.
She was presented with the award by Steinem, a renowned journalist and feminist activist.
“I am a woman who remains inspired and driven by this organization,” Meghan said.
“It allowed me to recognize that part of my greatest worth and purpose in life was to stand up for those who felt unheard, to stand up to injustice, and not be afraid to speak up for what’s true, what’s right, and what’s fair. “
The event was the first public event Meghan and Prince Harry have attended since Coronation of the king but he did not refer to the ceremony in his speech.
Harry flew to London for the ceremony but I took a flight back to LA hours later so it could be on his son Archie’s fourth birthday.
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Meghan wore a gold jacquard gown to the event, which she entered through the back entrance through a Hertz car rental area.
The color of the dress and the car rental company’s branding prompted #hertzdress to trend on Twitter.
She also wore Princess Diana’s diamond tennis bracelet and her signature Cartier “love” bracelet, according to WhatMeghanWore.net.
Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown also received a Woman of Vision award at the gala.
The event comes amid several High Court trials involving Harry in the UK.
It is attempting to lead to second judicial appeal against the Home Office for its security arrangements when in the UK.
He’s also taking lawsuit against the publisher of the Daily Mirror newspaper in a civil trial.