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Duchess Meghan steps out for the first time since the airing of her heartbreaking documentary

The new mum looked radiant as she attended the 10th Annual One Young World Summit in London.

Just days after the unprecedented documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, aired in the UK, in which Meghan confessed she was struggling behind closed doors with the intensity of media scrutiny since becoming a member of the British royal family, the new mum has stepped out on Tuesday evening to continue her work and passion to help, champion and support those who are making a difference in the world.
The 38-year-old attended the 10th Annual One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London, joining 2000 young leaders from more than 190 countries, world leaders and activists to celebrate youth of today as they tackle some of the world's greatest issues.
Meghan looked radiant as she stepped out for her first engagement since the airing of her and Harry's emotional documentary. (Image: Getty)
Meghan looked radiant in a purple midi dress by Babaton for ARTIZIA, the same beautiful dress she wore to visit to Birkenhead earlier this year with Prince Harry, while she was still pregnant with now almost six-month-old Archie.
She paired the dress with dark blue suede pumps and wore her hair down in lose waves.
The last time the duchess wore the beautiful Babaton dress she paired it with a red jacket for a visit to Birkenhead earlier this year. (Image: Getty)
Meghan's attendance was in part, due to her role as Vice-President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust, of which Prince Harry is President, however, always a passionate activist and advocate, this wasn't Meghan's first attendance to the event.
Before becoming a member of the royal family Meghan acted as one of the counsellors for the collective of global youth ambassadors during the One Young World Summit in Dublin in 2014 and most recently in Ottawa, Canada in 2016.
In 2014 she gave a powerful speech about gender equality and female empowerment, saying at the time: "You need men to try and effect that change because at the end of the day, I think what scares people is the idea that female empowerment is somehow threatening.
"No it's not, you empower the women, you're empowering the community."

This year she is one of 70 counsellors this year, and joined the stage (her entrance brought a huge cheer from the crowd) alongside notable figures like Sir Bob Geldof and singer and close friend to many of the royals Ellie Goulding.
Later this week the Duchess will hold a round table discussion with several of the OYW young leaders, Sussex Royal has said on Instagram.
Where they will discuss the issue of gender equality worldwide, and how we can all play our part to reach equality for all.

Meghan's appearance comes just two days after the explosive ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, aired in the UK.
The interview, which followed the couple's recent tour of southern Africa featured rare, one-on-one interviews with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in which they opened up about how difficult it has been behind closed doors with all the media scrutiny.
For Harry, he says it takes him straight back to an incredibly dark time in his life - the death of his mother Princess Diana - making him want to fiercely protect his wife and young son.
While for Meghan, she admitted she was 'not okay' and was feeling overwhelmed with the intense scrutiny while she was finding her footing as a first-time mum.
She also admitted that her British friends had warned her against marrying Harry, telling her the tabloids would destroy her life, but says she "very naively" didn't understand it at the time, however saying she "never thought it would be easy, but I thought that it would be fair."
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Harry and Megan: An African Journey airs Monday 28 October, 7pm on TVNZ 1.