Head Boy Tells Meghan Markle She’s ‘Beautiful’ During School Appearance

It was one of her last solo appearances as a senior royal.

Meghan Dagenham

by Daisy Jordan |
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Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham this week to give students a message for International Women's Day to 'value the women in your lives'.

The former actress, who last night attended the Mountbatten Festival of Music alongside Prince Harry, introduced the school's head boy Aker Okoye to the stage to talk about why he believed men need to help women to achieve equality.

Okoye, 16, gave Meghan a kiss on the cheek, before saying into the microphone, 'She really is beautiful, innit?'

While the audience erupted with laughter, so did Meghan, before tapping him on the back and wagging her finger.

After his speech, Meghan addressed the East London school's boys, telling them to 'continue to value and appreciate the women in your lives and also set the example for some men who are not seeing it in the same way.'

She also urged them to protect their 'mothers, sisters, girlfriends and friends', before adding, 'make sure that they are feeling valued and safe, and let's all just rally together to make International Women's Day something that is not just on Sunday, but frankly feels like every day of the year.'

The former Suits star left pupils stunned by her appearance, as they were completely unaware she would be the guest in attendance.

This is one of Meghan's final appearances before March 31, when she and Harry will step back from their roles as senior royals.

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