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published : 2023-10-12

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Return to NYC for World Mental Health Day

Duke and Duchess of Sussex Attend Summit After Alleged Car Chase

Meghan Markle speaking passionately about youth mental health during the World Mental Health Day summit. (Taken with Nikon D850)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a thrilling return to Manhattan, marking their first visit since a harrowing 'relentless pursuit' months ago.

As part of their commitment to supporting World Mental Health Day, the royal couple attended an in-person summit organized by their Archewell Foundation.

Dressed in an elegant white pantsuit, Markle highlighted her paramount role in life: being a mother to Archie, 4, and Lilibet, 2.

During the event, Markle expressed, 'Being a mom is the most important thing in my entire life... outside, of course, being a wife to this one,' as she glanced affectionately at Prince Harry.

The couple engaged in a thoughtful discussion on the impact of the internet and social media on youth mental health, an issue close to their hearts.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engaged in a thoughtful discussion on the impact of social media on mental well-being. (Taken with Canon EOS R5)

Carson Daly, alongside special guest Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, led the 'Mental Wellness in a Digital Age' panel for Project Healthy Minds.

The Duchess of Sussex captivated the audience, her dark-brown hair elegantly tied up as she spoke about creating a safer online world for young people.

The highly-anticipated summit was a stark contrast to the tumultuous events that followed an awards ceremony in May, when the Duke and Duchess were pursued by aggressive paparazzi for over two hours.

In a near-catastrophic car chase, multiple near collisions occurred involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians, and even two NYPD officers.

Concerned about the safety of their family, the Duke and Duchess sought refuge at a police station before finally leaving in a taxi.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex standing strong together, symbolizing their resilience in the face of adversity. (Taken with Sony A7 III)

On their return to New York City, however, they were greeted with a warm reception and a renewed sense of purpose.

Markle and Harry's presence at the summit carried a powerful message, showcasing their resilience and unwavering commitment to mental well-being.

Their story is one of strength, determination, and the courage to overcome adversity, inspiring countless others to champion the cause of mental health.