Meghan was at the university to meet “with academics and students to discuss the challenges faced by young women in accessing higher education,” according to People. Fostering education throughout the Commonwealth is one of Meghan’s responsibilities as the royal patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
As per royal correspondent Emily Andrews, Meghan’s visit was met with “huge cheering and screams from excited students” who had gathered at the university to welcome her.
“So much is about having the support and scholarships and funding for students,” Meghan said during her meeting. “That was the reason I was able to attend university. At the same level you need to have that support on the inside to be able to give as much back to those in the education system.”