DUCHESS OF SUSSEX Meghan, visits the University of Johannesburg


Meghan, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, said that empowering women through education could be transformational for communities during a visit to Johannesburg University in South Africa.

Meghan, who is visiting southern Africa with Harry and their four-month-old son Archie, is herself a university graduate and women’s rights advocate, and she spoke of how “deeply important and meaningful” the issue of education was for her.

Meghan took over in January from Queen Elizabeth, Harry’s grandmother, as patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), a role the queen had held for more than three decades.

On Tuesday Meghan announced three new “gender grants” from the ACU for South African universities, the goal of which she said was gender equality and supporting women working in higher education and research roles.