Duchess Meghan wears an iconic New Zealand brand during a panel discussion on International Women’s Day

She's known to be a long-time fan of the much-loved Kiwi label.
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Duchess Meghan looked as radiant as ever as she spoke at a panel discussion on International Women’s Day, where she rocked none other than much-loved New Zealand brand, Karen Walker Jewellery.

The pregnant royal chose a black and white patterned dress by Reiss, which she paired with a black blazer, black pumps, Stella McCartney clutch and a Karen Walker Jewellery mini heart ring in nine carat gold.

The stylish royal stunned in a black and white dress by Reiss and accessorised with a ring from iconic Kiwi brand Karen Walker. (Image: Getty)

This isn’t the first time the 37-year-old has worn pieces from the label.

During her first international royal tour in Australasia last year, the Duchess of Sussex was spotted wearing both Karen Walker Jewellery and Eyewear.

A passionate feminist, Meghan honoured International Women’s Day on March 8th at a panel discussion convened by The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust at King’s College in London.

The Duchess was joined by five other influential women including musician and activist Annie Lennox OBE, founder of The Circle, an organisation supporting and empowering women’s lives around the world and Former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London, Julia Gillard.

Duchess Meghan with British model and activist Adwoa Aboah and former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard at a panel discussion on International Women’s Day. (Image: Getty)

In a statement released by Kensington Palace, the discussion was to highlight the “obstacles [that] still affect female empowerment across the world, including access to education and limitations within employment.”

The mother-to-be spoke about feminism among men and women, adding that Prince Harry is of course a feminist too.

“I think it would be impossible to not have boys especially as part of this conversation because picture how much courage it takes for a young girl in a small village, where most of the girls haven’t gone to school, and they’re reaching out, doing whatever they can, walking miles to be able to get an education,” Meghan said.

“It’s not just about girls going to school and becoming smart girls, it’s knowing that those smart girls become influential women and that ends up changing the world for the better.

“There’s nothing threatening about a woman coming up to the same level, it’s our safety in numbers. Men are part of the conversation… my husband certainly is!”

A passionate feminist, Meghan spoke about how it’s important for men and boys to be part of the feminist discussion, adding that Prince Harry was of course a feminist too. (Image: Getty)

She also revealed she hopes her baby will be a feminist too, “boy or girl, whatever it is, we hope that’s the case,” the Duchess said.

Just weeks away from the birth of her first child, it was also announced on International Women’s Day that Meghan has become Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which exists to champion, fund and connect young leaders around the world.

The Queen is currently Patron while Meghan’s husband Prince Harry is the President of the trust.

The Sussexes are set to join celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth at Canada House on Monday 11 March, which will showcase and celebrate the diverse community of young Canadians living in London and around the UK.

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