Duchess Meghan Looks Dreamy in a Silky Pinstripe Skirt Set at SXSW

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The Duchess of Sussex kicked off the 2024 South by Southwest Conference & Festivals with a timely conversation about women’s representation in media and the perils social media presents to young girls.

As part of the keynote panel “Breaking Barriers, Shaping Narratives: How Women Lead On and Off the Screen,” Duchess Meghan shared the stage with journalist Katie Couric, actor Brooke Shields, author Nancy Wang Yuen, and editor Errin Haines (a fitting choice, given that the opening day of SXSW coincided with International Women’s Day.)

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For the event, Meghan wore a sea salt silk set with a subtle pinstripe pattern. She tucked her button-up into a matching maxi skirt, and she accessorized with a pair of decorative golden hoop earrings. Beauty-wise, the royal wore her hair parted down the middle and she left it down. She kept her makeup natural, with rosy blush and a nude-colored lip.

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During her speech, the duchess was quoted as saying, “Your voice is not small, it just needs to be heard.” She also discussed the dangers of social media, a key issue that she has championed in the past.

At the first-ever Archewell Foundation Summit last October, Meghan and husband Prince Harry marked World Mental Health Day by offering a platform to parents who have lost a child from mental health issues stemming from overexposure to social media. The couple partnered with Project Healthy Minds for the event.

“The burden of this can't solely be on the parents,” Meghan said at the time. “A lot of the conversations we've had quietly behind the scenes with tech executives, they do feel that they've created parental controls and certain guard rails to curb this, but not all parents are tech savvy and can navigate that, and there needs to be a better solution than that. You put in safeguards so when situations like this keep happening, you're still working to keep people safe.”

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