Meghan Markle gives business advice to tweens and teens during secret project visit

Meghan Markle visiting Project Fearless. (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA)
Meghan Markle visits Project Fearless. (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA) ((Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA))

Meghan Markle joined an entrepreneurship course for young people as a guest coach to give "inspiring and encouraging" feedback, it has been revealed.

Meghan, 40, visited non-profit initiative Project Fearless in Amsterdam in April while in the Netherlands for the Invictus Games.

The group, founded by Mérida Miller in 2019, aims to equip girls and non-binary kids (aged nine-14) with the tools to succeed in any aspect of their lives through after-school courses ranging from climate science to skateboarding, kick-boxing to entrepreneurship and more.

A collection of images shared by the Dutch organisation show Meghan at this particular course hugging a smiling young participant, raising her hand and cheering in a team photo with a group of teenagers, sitting in a discussion circle, brainstorming at a whiteboard and more.

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Meghan Markle hugging one of the participants (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA)
Meghan Markle hugs one of the participants, with smiles all round. (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA) ((Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA))

The Duchess of Sussex, co-founder of Archewell, said, "Safe, supportive spaces like Project Fearless allow girls the opportunity to express themselves, build each other up, gain resilience and tackle new challenges."

Project Fearless revealed the special moment on Monday to celebrate its third birthday. Since being established, it has grown to serve nearly 750 girls and non-binary students in Amsterdam.

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Meghan visiting Project Fearless (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA)
Project Fearless describes Meghan Markle as an 'accessible role model'. (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA) ((Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA))

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On joining its first entrepreneurship course, Project Fearless detailed that Meghan gave "inspiring and encouraging feedback on the girls' sustainable business pitches, and enthusiastically joined in with a group exercise on facing fears".

"The duchess' visit was a brilliant way to celebrate the impact Project Fearless has made over the last three years, introducing the girls to an accessible role model who is making a difference and using her voice," said Mérida Miller.

A team photo during Meghan’s session (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA)
A team photo during one of the sessions at Project Fearless. (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA) ((Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA))

At the Invictus Games itself, Meghan joined her husband Prince Harry at the multi-sport event that uses 'the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women'.

We last saw the couple in the UK at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on the first weekend of June, where they carried out their first official engagement in their capacity since stepping back as working royals in March 2020, and moving to California.

The duchess chatting to some of the teenagers taking part (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA)
Meghan Markle deep in conversation with some of the teenagers taking part. (Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA) ((Chris Allerton/Archewell/PA))

Additional reporting PA.