March 8 (UPI) -- Meghan Markle is the new vice president of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust.
Kensington Palace confirmed on Twitter the 37-year-old duchess of Sussex was appointed to the organization Friday on International Women's Day.
"On #InternationalWomensDay The Duchess of Sussex has become Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust," the palace wrote Friday.
"The @QueensComTrust, of which The Queen is Patron and The Duke of Sussex is President, exists to champion, fund and connect young leaders around the world #TeamQCT," the palace added.
The Queen's Commonwealth Trust confirmed the news in a post on its own account.
"We are delighted to announced that as of today The Duchess of Sussex will take on the role of Vice-President for The Queen's Commonwealth Trust. Please join us is welcoming Her Royal Highness to #TeamQCT," the organization wrote.
"In her role as Vice-President of QCT, The Duchess of Sussex will highlight our partnerships with young people across the Commonwealth, and in particular our work supporting women and girls. #InternationalWomensDay #TeamQCT," the trust added.
In her role as Vice-President of QCT, The Duchess of Sussex will highlight our partnerships with young people across the Commonwealth, and in particular our work supporting women and girls. #InternationalWomensDay #TeamQCT— Queen's CW Trust (@queenscomtrust) March 8, 2019
Markle joined Annie Lennox, Adwoa Aboah, Angie Murimirwa and former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard at a panel hosted by the trust Friday at King's College London. Markle voiced the need to stand up to injustice and inequality.
"If things are wrong and there is a lack of justice and an inequality, someone needs to say something -- and why can't it be you?" the duchess said, according to People.