Meghan Markle and the Queen LAUGH at Prince Harry’s corny joke at Young Leaders Awards

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Meghan Markle and the Queen LAUGH at Prince Harry’s corny joke at Young Leaders Awards

MEGHAN Markle could not help but laugh with the Queen at the Duke of Sussex’s self-deprecating joke during a speech at the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards yesterday.

The event honours young people from the Commonwealth who have strived to improve their communities and Prince Harry will take over the role of patron of the Young Leaders programme from the Queen next year.

For the occasion, the Duke of Sussex delivered a speech at the podium in front of the young honourees, his grandmother, and his wife and tried to lift the spirit with a little humour.

Meghan Markle and the Queen could not help but laughing at Prince Harry's corny joke Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle and the Queen could not help but laughing at Prince Harry’s corny joke Photo (C) GETTY

He said: “I am committed to supporting the legacy of the Queen’s young leaders and the 1.4 billion Commonwealth youth.

“I guess you could say you’re stuck with me.”

The event honours young people from the Commonwealth who have strived to improve their communities and Prince Harry will take over the role of patron of the Young Leaders programme from the Queen next year.

For the occasion, the Duke of Sussex delivered a speech at the podium in front of the young honourees, his grandmother, and his wife and tried to lift the spirit with a little humour.

He said: “I am committed to supporting the legacy of the Queen’s young leaders and the 1.4 billion Commonwealth youth.

“I guess you could say you’re stuck with me.”

Meghan immediately cracked up, followed by the Queen who also smiled at her grandson’s corny joke.

Harry continued talking about how he and Meghan would be dedicated in taking on the Queen’s work: “I, together with my wife Meghan, look forward to convening young people from around the Commonwealth to hear your ideas, work with you to build platforms for you to collaborate and form partnerships, and continue to meet with many of you as we travel around in our work on behalf of the Royal Family.

“We look forward to meeting many of you this evening — but we also hope to see you in action in your home countries someday too.”

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This year’s group of young people came from 38 countries and have worked on issues ranging from supporting people with mental health problems, access to education, promoting gender equality, food scarcity and climate change.

The Queen’s Young Leader Award was launched in 2014, and is in its fourth and final year.

The Duke of Sussex claimed to be “hugely optimistic” about the programme’s future and for the couple to set an example for future Commonwealth generations to come.

He said: “I have really enjoyed meeting so many of them over the past four years and their passion and understanding always leaves me hugely optimistic about the future.

“I have seen time and time again that today’s generation understands something very important: that to tackle a big issue, you need to focus on the root causes of the challenge and not its symptoms.

Meghan and Prince Harry are due to set off on their first official Royal trip in July to Ireland.

For the event, Meghan dazzled in a Prada neutral dress with buttons and a black clutch.

Meghan followed in the footsteps of Princess Diana, who commonly wore pale pink outfits with buttons for engagements.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK