Kenyan awarded 'Young Leaders Award' by Queen Elizabeth

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to visit Ireland next month

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to visit Ireland next month

Other fans leapt to Meghan's defence and were outraged people were giving her such a hard time for a seemingly small point.

The Queen was joined at the Award ceremony by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in recognising their success. "Meghan cried, I'm sure, she did cry, and they both said, 'Take care of yourself, we are really anxious about you, '" he said.

And the Queen's Young Leaders event at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening was no exception.

"I guess you can say you're stuck with me", a line that made the Duchess of Sussex giggle and blush before she looked around the room to see if anyone else was laughing.

The Queen's Young Leader Award recognizes and celebrates exceptional young people from across 53 Commonwealth in Asia, Africa, Europe, The Caribbean and Americas, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.

A similar diktat was issued for the visit of Harry's father Prince Charles and his wife Camilla to Cork and Kerry earlier this month. This programme was launched four years ago in honour of Her Majesty The Queen's service to the Commonwealth and Her belief in young people as a force for positive change.

The Awards began in 2014 and were launched by Prince William and Prince Harry to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Elizabeth Kasujja, Stephen Katende and Bazil Mwotta Biddemu received the award in a ceremony presided by Queen Elizabeth II. Since then, it has formed a unique community of 240 influential change-makers, who represent 53 Commonwealth countries who are dedicated to making lasting change in their community and beyond.

Similiarly, 19-year-old Cailtin has been working on the world's largest Girls Takeover Program with the Australian Federal Parliament - a programme aimed at increasing female representation and leadership.

This led Elizabeth to co-found Clear Yo Mind, which creates secure online platforms for people to express their feelings and access free help from mental health professionals.

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