Meghan Markle announces her plans for International Women's Day

Meghan Markle will be working on March 8th, also known as International Women's Day.

On Friday, the palace announced that the Duchess of Sussex will participate in a panel discussion lead by The Queen's Commonwealth Trust to honor the special day. She will join five other powerful women on the panel, hosted by King's College London, to discuss issues facing women today. 

"Her Royal Highness will join the panel to discuss the importance of International Women’s Day, and the spotlight it can bring to obstacles which still affect female empowerment across the world, including access to education and limitations within employment. The discussion will also cover the positive opportunities that come when women are given wider access and equal opportunity, whether that be in the UK or elsewhere in the world," the announcement reads.

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle talks to children as they arrive to Birmingham on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle meets members of the public during a visit to Millennium Point in Birmingham.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet members of the public on a walkabout during a visit to Millennium Point in Birmingham, as part of the latest leg in the regional tours the couple are undertaking in the run-up to their May wedding.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on a walkabout during a visit to Millennium Point in Birmingham, as part of the latest leg in the regional tours the couple are undertaking in the run-up to their May wedding. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Prince Harry looks upon Meghan Markle hugging a child as they arrive to Birmingham on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Meghan Markle arrives to Birmingham on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Meghan Markle meets members of the public on a walkabout with Prince Harry during a visit to Millennium Point in Birmingham, as part of the latest leg in the regional tours the couple are undertaking in the run-up to their May wedding. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seen visiting Millenium Point on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet members of the public on a walkabout during a visit to Millennium Point in Birmingham, as part of the latest leg in the regional tours the couple are undertaking in the run-up to their May wedding. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
Meghan Markle meets members of the public on a walkabout with Prince Harry during a visit to Millennium Point in Birmingham, as part of the latest leg in the regional tours the couple are undertaking in the run-up to their May wedding. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet members of the public on a walkabout during a visit to Millennium Point in Birmingham, as part of the latest leg in the regional tours the couple are undertaking in the run-up to their May wedding. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet members of the public on a walkabout during a visit to Millennium Point in Birmingham, as part of the latest leg in the regional tours the couple are undertaking in the run-up to their May wedding. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to Birmingham on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Meghan Markle hugs a child during a walkabout with Prince Harry at Millennium Point on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Meghan Markle hugs a child during a walkabout with Prince Harry at Millennium Point on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to Birmingham on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle (L) greet well-wishers as they arrive at Millennium Point to attend an event hosted by social enterprise Stemettes to celebrate International Women's Day in Birmingham on March 8, 2018. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Birmingham to learn more about the work of two projects which support young people from the local community. The event at Millennium Point aims to inspire the next generation of young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). / AFP PHOTO / POOL / HANNAH MCKAY (Photo credit should read HANNAH MCKAY/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on a walkabout during a visit to Millennium Point in Birmingham, as part of the latest leg in the regional tours the couple are undertaking in the run-up to their May wedding. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Meghan Markle arrives with Prince Harry (not pictured) in Birmingham on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Hannah McKay-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Birmingham on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Meghan Markle visits Millennium Point to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Ian Vogler - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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The other panelists are former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, model and founder of Gurls Talk Adwoa Aboa, musician and founder of The Circle Annie Lennox, founder of Let us Learn Chrisann Jarrett and executive director of the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) in Africa Angeline Murimirwa. It will be led by Anne McElvoy, senior editor for The Economist. 

Back in 2015 before she was royal (even before she met Harry!), the duchess gave a speech at the UN Women's Conference in NYC for International Women's Day on gender equality. 

“It is said that girls with dreams become women with vision. May we empower each other to carry out such vision — because it isn’t enough to simply talk about equality. One must believe it. And it isn’t enough to simply believe in it. One must work at it. Let us work at it. Together. Starting now,” she said. 

You can watch the full speech in a video here.

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EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 26: Meghan Markle attends COACH Legacy Photo Exhibit by REED KRAKOFF at Coach on August 26, 2006 in East Hampton, NY. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Meghan Markle during Kari Feinstein Pre-Emmy Style Lounge - Day Two in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage for Kari Feinstein PR)
DEAL OR NO DEAL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: Meghan Markle -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DEAL OR NO DEAL -- Episode 235 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lisa Gleave (3), Tameka Jacobs (21), Meghan Markle (24) -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DEAL OR NO DEAL -- Episode 236 -- Pictured: Meghan Markle -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DEAL OR NO DEAL -- Episode 228 -- Pictured: Meghan Markle -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Meghan Markle attends the DPA pre-Emmy Gift Lounge at the Peninsula Hotel on September 18, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
NFL CHARACTERS UNITE -- Panel with Sports Illustrated -- Pictured: Meghan Markle -- (Photo by: Andrew Toth/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Press Tour, January 2014 -- 'Suits' Session -- Pictured: Meghan Markle -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/USA/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
USA NETWORK EVENTS -- '2013 USA Network Upfront at Pier 36 in New York City on Thursday, May 16, 2013' -- Pictured: Meghan Markle -- (Photo by: Ilya Savenok/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Actress Meghan Markle arrives at the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton on October 11, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Actress Meghan Markle arrives at the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton on October 11, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Meghan Markle arrives at the GQ Men Of The Year Party at Chateau Marmont Hotel on November 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Meghan Markle attends the TV Guide Magazine Hot List Party at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on November 12, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Meghan Markle attends the London Global Gift Gala at ME Hotel on November 19, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Meghan Markle attends the UK Premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Actress Meghan Markle attends American Ballet Theatre 2013 Opening Night Fall Gala at David Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center on October 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: Model/actress Meghan Markle attends the Gala Tribute To Cate Blanchett during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on October 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Actress Meghan Markle enters the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on September 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Meghan Markle attends the 2013 Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC Partners Charity Day at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: Model Meghan Markle attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 17: Meghan Markle Amrican actress, spokesperson and model attends the 'Bridging the Gender Gap' special session at the Convention Centre on October 17, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. The summit, which is in its fifth year, connects and guides young talent from around the world with global leaders and public figures acting as One Young World counsellors. This year's theme is Peace and Conflict Resolution and will use Ireland's history as an example to guide discussion. (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Model Meghan Markle attends an exclusive preview of the Marchesa Voyage for ShopStyle collection on September 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for ShopStyle)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Model Meghan Markle attends Peter Som during MADE Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Milk Studios on September 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Meghan Markle attends the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
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