By Celestine Osemeilu, Editor

The Duchess of Sussex has been named vice-president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, in an announcement timed to coincide with International Women’s Day.

The Duchess, whose husband is already president of the organisation, will help highlight the trust’s work with young people across the Commonwealth, particularly supporting women and girls.

The announcement was made a few hours before the Duchess takes part in a discussion panel, organised by the trust, of leading feminists and national figures to mark International Women’s Day.

Nicola Brentnall, the Trust’s chief executive, said: “We are particularly delighted that the first opportunity of formally working together with Her Royal Highness comes on International Women’s Day.