On her first public outing since an explosive ITV documentary was released, the Duchess of Sussex found herself in an awkward situation right on stage. Attending the One Young World Summit, a non-profit organisation for young leaders, the royal suffered an embarrassing moment in the Royal Albert Hall. She tried to play it off cooly, but couldn’t escape questions of those worried by the documentary.
Founder Kate Robertson welcomed the Duchess onto the stage.
Meghan approached her with arms open for a hug, but at the last minute Ms Robertson dropped into a curtsy.
Meghan appeared startled at the gesture as her arms hung awkwardly in the air.
To cover up the blunder, the two women hugged instead.
One Young World is a UK-based charity that gathers young leaders from around the world to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
The Duchess has supported the organisation long before she was married to Prince Harry.
The royal pair shocked the country by revealing they were both “struggling” with the intense scrutiny in a new ITV documentary.
In the documentary, ‘Harry & Meghan: An African Journey’, journalist Tom Bradby followed the couple during their recent royal tour of the continent.
The Duchess revealed that close friends had advised her not to marry Prince Harry to avoid pressure from the media.
Meghan said she was told "you shouldn't do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life".
She also admitted that motherhood was a "struggle" due to intense interest from newspapers.
Prince Harry took the opportunity to respond to reports of a rift between him and his brother.
He justified the separation, saying there were on "different paths".
The Duke said he and Prince William have "good days" and "bad days".
He added: "We are brothers. We will always be brothers.
"We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him as I know he will always be there for me."