Prince Harry speaks of taking school for granted, as he joins Meghan and Malala for girls' education campaign
Prince Harry and Meghan speak to Malala on International Girls' Day
The Duke of Sussex spoke of taking his public education for granted when he and the Duchess joined Malala Yousafzai to campaign to ensure that girls stay in school so that the world can benefit "exponentially".
The Duke, who was trained at Wetherby, Ludgrove and Eton before visiting Sandhurst, said he saw his schooling as "amazing" now, but "certainly not that grateful" at the time.
He is now campaigning to keep young women around the world in school and says he is “worried” about the impact of the lack of “absolutely critical” education.
The Duke and Duchess were interviewed by Malala, the Oxford graduate and activist, about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on young women. The 130 million girls who have already left school are expected to increase by another 20 million.
The couple, who appeared on a video call from their Los Angeles sofa, also revealed how they spent the pandemic and shared their happiness in being home together to take the "first steps, the first run that first autumn, first of all “seeing everything of her son Archie”.
Malala talks to Harry and Meghan about educating girls
When asked why she made women's rights a topic of her work, the Duchess said: "What I realized very early on was that when women have a seat at the table, conversations about political changes, conversations about laws, certainly Only the dynamics of the community are changed, and when a woman is present at the table she will usually stand up for the whole family, as opposed to a patriarchal presence. "
At her own school, she said she was "very grateful" for the opportunity to attend university with "ample" books to "whet my appetite" both at home and at school.
Known for his emotional intelligence rather than academic achievements and with a B and D at A level, the Duke added, "We take this for granted and it's a privilege, but every single person, every single one Child, every single young person needs an education.
"I'm very grateful for the education I was fortunate to receive, I probably wasn't that grateful at the time, but looking back now, I'm very, very blessed to have such amazing opportunities."
The conversation, which marked International Girl's Day and aired on YouTube, was the second of three consecutive appearances for the Duchess, who was heard on a mental health podcast with the Duke on Saturday and with the Fortune Most Powerful on Monday Women will speak summit about "courageous leadership" and "pursuing their beliefs with action".
The Duchess, who appeared on the teenage therapy podcast that weekend, said she learned in 2019 that she was the "most trolled person in the world" and called the experience "almost insurmountable."
It is understood that she made a mistake in claiming after being told instead that she was one of the most trolled.
An online casino study published in February found that the Duchess was the third most popular celebrity. 53 percent of the tweets said it was negative.
Adele, the singer, took first place, reality TV star Gemma Collins took second place.
According to the poll, the Duchess received more negative comments on social media than President Donald Trump or the broadcaster Piers Morgan.
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