Meghan Markle to speak about ‘courageous leadership’ at ‘powerful women’ summit costing £1,300 ($1,750) a ticket

MEGHAN Markle is to speak at a “powerful women” summit today, which is charging guests $1,750 (£1,342) per ticket. 

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, will have a 15-minute speaking slot at Fortune's exclusive Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit, which is taking place virtually. 

Meghan is expected to discuss "courageous leadership" and expand on how she learned to "lead on a global stage".

The 15-minute event is available to invited guests only, and will feature Meghan being by Fortune's associate editor Emma Hinchliffe.

An advert for the event states: "How do you lead with your values? We are joined by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, who shares how she’s learned to, in her words, chase her convictions with action.

"The Duchess will tell our Next Gen community how she leads on the global stage."

Unlike many of Meghan’s previous virtual talks, which have been free to watch online, guests have to fork out a “registration fee of US $US1,750.”

Although the event is strictly invite only, the website has a section where you can apply for an invitation or nominate someone else.

The website explains: “The $US1,750 price tag allows ticket holders access to two days’ worth of events, including appearances from Chelsea Clinton, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, and actress Yara Shahidi.”

Many royal fans have taken to social media to criticise the whopping price tag for tickets. 

One wrote: “How does she lead on a global scale? What does that even mean….. and $1,750."


This follows Meghan speaking at the £10,000-a-head conference of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit by video link last month. 

During this chat, she hit out at ‘trolls’ as she said she enjoyed lockdown with Prince Harry and Archie in LA. 

She said: "For me, it’s been amazing to spend time with my husband and watch our little one [son Archie] grow and that’s where our attention has been.”


She also said "bots and trolls" were changing the way people interacted with each other, both online and in person.

Meghan also advised those watching to 'focus on living a purpose-driven life', adding: "Don't listen to the noise."

The ex-Suits star spoke at the summit in a 15-minute slot with journalist Ellen McGirt.

Meghan and Harry spent lockdown at a rented Los Angeles mansion before moving to a new £8 million home in Santa Barbara.

The couple quit their roles as working members of the Royal Family earlier this year to move to the US and gain 'financial independence'.

Meghan recently lost a court battle to block claims she allegedly co-operated with the authors of Finding Freedom.

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