Meghan Markle dazzled onlookers during a visit to The University of Johannesburg today, wearing a flattering double-breasted nude tuxedo dress. Fans are praising the mother of one for flaunting her curvier figure.
“Pregnancy and motherhood really changed her body,” commented one admirer on a post made by a Megan Markle fan page on Instagram. “She’s voluptuous and even more feminine. Beautiful!”
“Meghan looks so feminine and elegant,” another wrote. “She makes the postpregnancy body more becoming than ever. It’s great to watch how she celebrates herself as a woman.”
This isn’t the first time that the Duchess of Sussex has been praised for showing off her “mommy curves.”
As The Inquisitr previously reported, she got similar comments when she made her official return from maternity leave for the launch of her Smart Set workwear collection, in aid of her patronage Smart Works. For that engagement, Meghan wore a white button-down shirt and tailored pants, all from the capsule collection.
As an Us Weekly insider noted, the former actress appears to be in no hurry to lose the weight she gained while carrying her son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor.
“It’s not easy to lose the weight,” the source said, “but she’s happy to be a realistic example for new mothers.”
The dress that she wore to her first engagement in Johannesburg today is by Banana Republic. It currently retails for $139 on their website. But it appears to no longer be available in the nude color that Meghan wore and sizes 0 and 8 also seem to be sold out. You can, however, purchase a version of it in a color they’re calling “warm white.”
The Duchess, the royal patron of The Association of Commonwealth Universities, made some key announcements today. During a panel at The University of Johannesburg, she revealed the creation of four new scholarships that will help students to pursue higher education in different Commonwealth countries. She also announced the creation of new gender studies grants from the ACLU as well.
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This morning, The Duchess of Sussex went back to college! Joining students and educators at The University of Johannesburg The Duchess was able to announce a new series of gender grants from the Association of Commonwealth Universities, of which she is patron. She was also able to announce four new scholarships to help students study in different commonwealth countries, allowing cross cultural understanding and an opportunity to deepen their educational studies abroad. One of the recipients of these grants shared his story of growing up on farmland in Kenya, where he paid for his education trading vegetables to cover schooling costs (cauliflower leaves to be exact!) He is now doing a research study on carcinogens in his country, its link to cancer – his work is helping to change practices and to save lives. The Duchess was so moved by the work being done across the education sector and to talk with such like-minded thinkers about the importance of access to education and the support needed internally. When the round table discussion this morning moved to the challenges faced in this sector and how daunting it can all seem, The Duchess said, “Sometimes access to education can seem so big, you wonder where to even begin? So you begin with one student, or one school, you simply begin. And that’s when we see change.” She continued by referencing a Martin Luther King Jr quote: “Take the first step… you don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Since @the_acu_official Gender Grants were launch in 2016, 28 universities in 17 countries have benefited with a minimum of 600 beneficiaries participating in workshops supported by the grants. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Photo ©️ PA images
Many of her solo engagements during this royal tour have centered around women’s rights and gender-based violence. As The Inquisitr previously reported, she visited the memorial of slain South African teen Uyinene Mryetyana, a 19-year-old woman who was raped, tortured and murdered in August. Two days ago, she also hosted a meeting with female South African leaders, one of them a leading figure in the anti-apartheid movement.
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“On Thursday we convened a meeting of minds – a group of women ranging from a legendary anti-apartheid activist, female parliamentarians, professors, educators and policy makers to discuss the rights of women in South Africa. In the lead up to this tour it weighed heavily on my heart to see the countless violations against women, and I wanted to spend my time on the ground learning about the situation at hand. One of the guests, Sophia Williams-De Bruyn was just 18 years old when in 1956 she led 20,000 women to march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest of apartheid pass laws. She is the last living leader of the march, and today, a symbol of those who fight for fundamental human rights – For her it is simple – she fights for what is right. Issues of gender inequality affect women throughout the world, independent of race, color, creed, or socioeconomic background. In the last week I’ve met with women from all walks of life – religious leaders such as the first female rabbi in Capetown, grassroots leaders in Nyanga at Mbokodo, community activists, parliamentarians, and so many more. In sitting down with these forward thinkers, it was abundantly clear – it is not enough to simply hope for a better future; the only way forward is “hope in action.” I’m eager to spend the next few days in South Africa continuing to learn, listen and absorb the resilience and optimism I’ve felt here.“ -Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex
Meghan Markle was an advocate for women’s rights long before she met Prince Harry. In her pre-royal days, she was a global ambassador for World Vision, a global advocacy organization. She partnered with them on two projects, one that focused on menstrual health in India and another that centered around access to water in Rwanda.
She was also an advocate for UN Women.