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Royal expert says Meghan Markle made One Young World speech ‘all about her’

Meghan Markle gave a ‘nonsensical’ speech focused on ‘me, me, me’ during her first address in Britain since Megxit more than two years ago, as made 54 references to herself during the seven-minute tirade.

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, made the PR-friendly remarks on Monday night as she addressed the 2,000-strong crowd at the One Young World summit at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, as her smiling husband watched on.

She gushed about Prince Harry and the ‘life-changing’ impact of becoming a mother to Archie and told the event it was ‘very nice to be back in the UK’ before launching into her self-absorbed lecture.

She touted her own work with One Young World and only made one fleeting anecdote about women, despite the speech having been promoted as an address on gender equality. 

Meghan seemingly tried to relate with the youth attendees, telling them: ‘In many ways I was probably like a lot like you, I was young, ambitious.’

She questioned how she became successful, referring to herself as ‘the girl from Suits’ who was eventually ‘invited to pull up a seat at the table’ with powerful leaders, prime minsters, humanitarians and activists.

The Duchess spoke about how her life had ‘changed dramatically by 2019’ and that her world view had ‘expanded exponentially’ after seeing ‘the global community through the eyes of my child.’ 

Meghan also told the audience, made up of young delegates from more than 190 countries, that they are ‘the future, but also the present, driving the positive and necessary change needed across the globe.’ 

Despite her efforts to deliver and sincere and inspiring speech, critics allege the duchess ‘made no sense’ and ‘related everything to herself.’ Royal experts say the speech had a ‘severe lack of content’ and ‘didn’t tell the audience anything practical in terms of advice to fulfil their potential.’

Sceptics note it is also unlikely the crowd of young people were able to ‘understand a word of what she was talking about.’

 

Meghan Markle (pictured on Monday) gave a 'nonsensical' seven-minute speech focused on 'me, me, me' during her first address in Britain since Megxit more than two years ago, as she gushed about Prince Harry and the 'life-changing' impact of becoming a mother to Archie

Meghan Markle (pictured on Monday) gave a ‘nonsensical’ seven-minute speech focused on ‘me, me, me’ during her first address in Britain since Megxit more than two years ago, as she gushed about Prince Harry and the ‘life-changing’ impact of becoming a mother to Archie

Meghan told the event it was 'very nice to be back in the UK' before touting her own work with the organisation. Meghan seemingly tried to relate with the youth attendees, telling them: 'In many ways I was probably like a lot like you, I was young, ambitious.' The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured together at Monday's event

 

Meghan told the event it was ‘very nice to be back in the UK’ before touting her own work with the organisation. Meghan seemingly tried to relate with the youth attendees, telling them: ‘In many ways I was probably like a lot like you, I was young, ambitious.’ The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured together at Monday’s event

Meghan also told the audience, made up of young delegates from more than 190 countries, that they are 'the future, but also the present, driving the positive and necessary change needed across the globe.' She and Prince Harry are pictured at Manchester Train Station as they make their return to London on Monday night

 

Meghan also told the audience, made up of young delegates from more than 190 countries, that they are ‘the future, but also the present, driving the positive and necessary change needed across the globe.’ She and Prince Harry are pictured at Manchester Train Station as they make their return to London on Monday night

Harry and Meghan greet one of the founders of the One Young World Summit as they take to the stage on Monday night

 

Harry and Meghan greet one of the founders of the One Young World Summit as they take to the stage on Monday night 

Meghan made 54 references to herself during the seven-minute tirade

 

Meghan made 54 references to herself during the seven-minute tirade

‘I can’t visualise or comprehend how the 2,000 young people understood a word of what she was talking about,’ Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, told The Sun.

‘It made no sense. It was all about her and related everything to herself.

‘I don’t think she knew what she was talking about. It was just ‘me, me, me’ and praising herself.’

Royal author Phil Dampier accused the duchess of ‘wanting to sound sincere’ as she took the stage all-smiles and featuring an extremely friendly attitude. 

But despite her efforts, Mr Dampier claims ‘there was a severe lack of content in what she was saying.’

‘She was using her acting skills when she made the comment about being back in the UK,’ he told Mail Online. ‘She clearly launched a PR offensive having received hostility from the British press.

Ingrid Seward (pictured in 2018), editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, said Meghan's speech 'was just ‘me, me, me’ and praising herself.' She also accused the duchess of not knowing what she was talking about

 

Ingrid Seward (pictured in 2018), editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, said Meghan’s speech ‘was just ‘me, me, me’ and praising herself.’ She also accused the duchess of not knowing what she was talking about

‘If she met most members of the public in the UK she wouldn’t get good reception, but on stage with an audience that tends to be on her side – or is inclined to support her – she could get away saying very little and being applauded for it.’

Robert Jobson, author of ‘William at 40: The Making of a Modern Monarch’ echoed the sentiment, telling Mail Online: ‘There is no doubt that Meghan is a first class orator. She speaks with passion and engages her audience. I’m sure she is thrilled to have her voice back!

‘I’m sure too that after all the attacks she has made against the Queen and the British royal family Her Majesty leads, that her comment saying that it is good to be back in the UK should be taken with a pinch of salt.’

Mr Jobson said the speech made him feel as if Meghan has a ‘political agenda long term’ and is trying to prepare for a political role ‘maybe in Congress or the Senate.’

‘But to do that I think she must ditch the royal ‘duchess’ title that is linked to a system and a family she appears to despise,’ he added.

‘If she did that it might placate some people in the UK who feel both Harry and Meghan should be stripped of their royal title.’

‘But as they use their links with royalty to promote themselves I doubt she and her princely born husband will ever do that.’

Mr Dampier noted that Harry looked ‘ill at ease and embarrassed’ when Meghan referred to him in the address.

He also pointed out how the audience applauded Meghan’s ‘fairly dull’ remarks about being a wife and mother, even though they really didn’t apply to the young audience.

‘She was clearly among friends and the young audience was clearly on her side. They were applauding fairly dull remarks that she was a wife and mother,’ he said, adding: ‘But in terms of what she was actually saying, I haven’t a clue.

‘The speech was really about her. She was using it as a platform to talk about herself and her past involvement with the organisation but it didn’t tell the audience anything practical in terms of advice to fulfil their potential.’

Harry and Meghan were all smiles as they walked hand-in-hand past the 2,000-strong crowd at Bridgewater Hall, filled with young people from around the world (pictured)

 

Harry and Meghan were all smiles as they walked hand-in-hand past the 2,000-strong crowd at Bridgewater Hall, filled with young people from around the world (pictured) 

The royal couple were centre stage on a bench for the flag-waving ceremony, with Bob Geldof and Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham sat to their right

 

The royal couple were centre stage on a bench for the flag-waving ceremony, with Bob Geldof and Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham sat to their right

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, made the PR-friendly speech on Monday night as she addressed the 2,000-strong crowd at the One Young World summit at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, as her smiling husband watched on

 

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, made the PR-friendly speech on Monday night as she addressed the 2,000-strong crowd at the One Young World summit at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, as her smiling husband watched on

Royal author Phil Dampier (pictured) accused the duchess of 'wanting to sound sincere' as she took the stage all-smiles and featuring an extremely friendly attitude

 

Robert Jobson (pictured), author of 'William at 40: The Making of a Modern Monarch' echoed the sentiment, saying her remarks of gratitude for the UK 'should be taken with a pinch of salt'

 

Royal author Phil Dampier (left) accused the duchess of ‘wanting to sound sincere’ as she took the stage all-smiles and featuring an extremely friendly attitude. Robert Jobson (right), author of ‘William at 40: The Making of a Modern Monarch’ echoed the sentiment, saying her remarks of gratitude for the UK ‘should be taken with a pinch of salt’

Harry and Meghan at Manchester Piccadilly station as they return home to London

 

Harry and Meghan at Manchester Piccadilly station as they return home to London 

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, cut a chic figure in a red jumpsuit and slicked back ponytail as she was pictured exiting a BMW 4x4 ahead of addressing the 2,000-strong crowd at the city's much-loved Bridgewater Hall

 

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, cut a chic figure in a red jumpsuit and slicked back ponytail as she was pictured exiting a BMW 4×4 ahead of addressing the 2,000-strong crowd at the city’s much-loved Bridgewater Hall

Meghan Markle and Harry arrive to the One Young World summit in Manchester for the Duchess's first speech in Britain since Megxit more than two years ago - hours after being spotted travelling to the city by train

 

Meghan Markle and Harry arrive to the One Young World summit in Manchester for the Duchess’s first speech in Britain since Megxit more than two years ago – hours after being spotted travelling to the city by train 

Prince Harry leaves the Kimpton Hotel, Manchester prior to attending the One Young World 2022 Summit at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

 

Prince Harry leaves the Kimpton Hotel, Manchester prior to attending the One Young World 2022 Summit at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Harry hugs one of the founders of the One Young World Summit alongside wife Meghan Markle

 

Harry hugs one of the founders of the One Young World Summit alongside wife Meghan Markle

The former Suits star, who was dressed in a vivid red high-necked sleek trouser suit, smiled broadly and held hands with the Duke of Sussex as the couple made their way through the auditorium to huge cheers, as delegates held up their phones to film them.

She said she was ‘thrilled’ that Harry could join her this year at the One Young World summit as the organisation was ‘an integral’ part of her life before she met him, and that it was now a ‘privilege’ to meet again with him by her side and ‘on UK soil’.  

The Duchess spoke about how her life had ‘changed dramatically by 2019’ and that her world view had ‘expanded exponentially’ after seeing ‘the global community through the eyes of my child.’

‘And I would ask what is this world that he would come to adopt and what can we do, what can I do, to make it better?’ she said.

Her speech came just days after her controversial interview with The Cut magazine, in which she said it takes ‘a lot of effort’ to forgive and hinted that she can ‘say anything’, in what was seen by some as a thinly-veiled threat to the Royal Family. 

She also said that ‘just by existing’ she and Harry were ‘upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy’ before they stepped down as senior working royals in 2020.

The couple had travelled by train from London some hours earlier before arriving to the venue in a 4×4 BMW from the nearby Kimpton hotel – and they made a swift exit, leaving almost immediately after Meghan’s speech and a quick round of selfies.

They were spotted catching the train home from Manchester Piccadilly station. It is believed they returned to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor ahead of their next stop at an Invictus Games ‘one year to go’ event in Dusseldorf on Tuesday.

Meghan and Harry applaud during the flag-waving ceremony at the One Young World Summit in Manchester

 

Meghan and Harry applaud during the flag-waving ceremony at the One Young World Summit in Manchester

Harry and Meghan smile as they take centre stage at the start of the One Young World summit opening ceremony

 

Harry and Meghan smile as they take centre stage at the start of the One Young World summit opening ceremony 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Cofounder of One Young World, David Robert Jones on stage during the Opening Ceremony of the One Young World Summit 2022

 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Cofounder of One Young World, David Robert Jones on stage during the Opening Ceremony of the One Young World Summit 2022

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave the One Young World 2022 Summit at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave the One Young World 2022 Summit at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Prince Harry leaves the One Young World summit in Manchester on Monday night, almost immediately after Meghan's first speech in Britain in more than two years

 

Prince Harry leaves the One Young World summit in Manchester on Monday night, almost immediately after Meghan’s first speech in Britain in more than two years 

The Duke Sussex leaves the One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit at Bridgewater Hall on Monday evening

 

The Duke Sussex leaves the One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit at Bridgewater Hall on Monday evening 

Meghan and Harry pictured at Manchester train station, presumably heading back to London ahead of their next stop in Dusseldorf, Germany

 

Meghan and Harry pictured at Manchester train station, presumably heading back to London ahead of their next stop in Dusseldorf, Germany

Harry and Meghan at Manchester train station on Monday night

 

Harry and Meghan at Manchester train station on Monday night

 

Harry and Meghan at Manchester station moments after the Duchess gave her first speech in Britain for more than two years

Meghan and Harry applaud the flag-waving ceremony as they attend the annual One Young World Summit at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

 

Meghan and Harry applaud the flag-waving ceremony as they attend the annual One Young World Summit at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Harry and Meghan (pictured at the summit) were earlier on Monday pictured going into a side entrance of London Euston as they took the train up to Manchester Piccadilly

 

Harry and Meghan (pictured at the summit) were earlier on Monday pictured going into a side entrance of London Euston as they took the train up to Manchester Piccadilly

Harry and Meghan greet one of the cofounders of the One Young World summit Kate Robertson

 

Harry and Meghan greet one of the cofounders of the One Young World summit Kate Robertson 

Meghan (pictured on stage with Harry) accessorised her bright red ensemble with gold earrings and rings

 

Meghan (pictured on stage with Harry) accessorised her bright red ensemble with gold earrings and rings

Meghan swayed in time to the music, which included Dancing In The Streets and Respect, as she clapped her hands. The former Suits star is a counsellor for the organisation, and the summit brings together more than 2,000 'young leaders' from more than 190 countries

 

Meghan swayed in time to the music, which included Dancing In The Streets and Respect, as she clapped her hands. The former Suits star is a counsellor for the organisation, and the summit brings together more than 2,000 ‘young leaders’ from more than 190 countries

 

Harry and Meghan pose for selfies before making a quick exit and presumably heading back towards London

 

Harry and Meghan pose for selfies before making a quick exit and presumably heading back towards London 

 

 

Source: Dailymail

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