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Radiant as ever! Meghan and Harry return to spotlight

Radiant as ever! Meghan and Harry return to spotlight

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are returning to the spotlight by teaming up with young activists to change the online scene.

The couple made a special appearance from their new home in Santa Barbara with leaders from the Queen's Commonwealth Trust who are working to make digital media a force for good.

While speaking via video call, Harry joked about feeling old.

"You've got to stop, we're not old!" Meghan replied.

"But it's true," Harry said. "This is the world you're going to inherit."

Meghan quickly added, "And Archie!"

"And Archie," Harry repeated. "It's on all of us collectively to make the world a better place...and we are."

Chief executive of the QCT Nicola Brentnall led the 30-minute conversation.

He managed to bring together four young leaders working to make the digital space safe for everyone: Brighton Kaoma, Founder of Agents of Change Foundation in Zambia; Hunter Johnson, Founder of The Man Cave in Australia; Rosie Thomas, Co-Founder of Project Rockit in Australia; and Vee Kativhu, Study & Empowerment YouTuber and Founder of "Empowered by Vee."

Prince Harry, 35, spoke about Queen Elizabeth's goals in the modern Commonwealth.

He spoke about the importance of young people having a voice due to the ever-changing digital landscape.

"I think everything my grandmother wanted to achieve when she took this huge responsibility on, she’s managed," he said.

"Hearing you guys, and knowing the broad spectrum that QCT engulfs, you’re the definition of the 21st century Commonwealth, and what it means to be part of it. You are there, standing for equality, for mutual respect and for fairness."

Meghan, 39, also spoke during the digital conversation, and spoke about how the coronavirus pandemic has driven people online to connect.

"Everyone's mental and emotional well-being are perhaps more fragile than ever before, certainly with COVID and our dependability on devices right now in the absence of human interaction," she said.

“People are going online more than ever before to feel community."