Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II
Meghan Markle is named the as the vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust on International Women’s Day. Pictured: Markle, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London.  Getty Images/John Stillwell

Meghan Markle received a new honor from Queen Elizabeth II last week.

On Friday, Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Sussex is the new vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. The announcement was made on International Women’s day.

“On #InternationalWomensDay The Duchess of Sussex has become Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust,” Kensington Palace wrote on Twitter.

Markle who has been very outspoken in her support for women’s equality and empowerment will be working with young leaders. Her new role also gives her a new platform to leverage her advocacies.

“The Trust, of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron and The Duke of Sussex is President, exists to champion, fund and connect young leaders around the world who are driving positive social change, serving their communities and providing hope, work and self-employment opportunities for others,” the announcement continued.

“In this new role, the Duchess will highlight the trust's partnerships with young people across the Commonwealth, and in particular its work supporting women and girls.”

On the same day, Markle joined a panel convened by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust where they discussed the obstacles that women face and the global opportunities that could be unlocked if girls and women are treated fairly and equally alongside men. On the said event, Markle shared her thoughts about marginalized women.

According to the Duchess of Sussex, it’s not enough to just send girls to school so they become smart. Instead, it’s knowing that those smart girls could become influential women who could change the world for the better.

Prince Harry’s wife also encouraged everyone to speak up. According to her, “if things are wrong and there is lack of justice, and there is an inequality, then someone needs to say something.” However, royals have a different take about this matter.

Prince Harry has spoken up about the media’s false reporting on his speech to mark WE Day. The Duke of Sussex said that the press is “distorting the truth.“ However, royal correspondent Camilla Tominey said that the upcoming dad is “unnecessarily rocking the boat” and should follow the Queen’s mantra, which is to never comment about controversial or political issues.