Duchess of Sussex makes first public appearance since revealing unhappiness in the royal family

Hannah Furness
The Duchess attended the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall - REUTERS

The Duchess of Sussex has arrived at her first public engagement since she laid bare her unhappiness at life in the media spotlight, as she attended a young summit in London. 

The Duchess, wearing a purple dress, attended the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall.

She was all smiles as she stepped out of her chauffeur-driven car and strode over to greet Ian McCullough, president of the Royal Albert Hall, and One Young World’s managing director Ella Robertson, whom she kissed on each cheek.

There was confusion, however, when she arrived: the royal motorcade went the wrong way and had to turn around and come back in again to get her to the correct entrance. 

The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries around the world.

The Duchess became involved with the organisation in 2014 Credit: PA

The Duchess has been involved with the organisation since 2014 when she attended its summit in Dublin and agreed to become a counsellor, acting as a role model and adviser for young people.

She had used her role in the youth group to advocate for women’s rights and the role men can play in creating equality.

One Young World’s mission is to create the next generation of more responsible and effective leaders

The Duchess is also Vice-President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year to bring 53 young leaders from across the Commonwealth to attend the summit in London.