While university is seen a privilege for many people, Meghan Markle is hoping to change all that and bring access to higher education into the mainstream.\
In an open letter to the Association of Commonwealth Universities, one of her patronages, to honour World Access to Higher Education Day, the Duchess championed colleges and universities.
“Today, on World Access to Higher Education Day, we are able to celebrate the vital role that colleges and universities play in society and how important it is for all people, regardless of gender or socioeconomic background, to have the opportunity to access this higher education. The value of this cannot be understated," she wrote. "Because education expands mind-sets, and those minds can then expand the scope of the world at large. From a micro to a macro level, it is with education that we see great change."
“I am proud to be patron of the ACU and all that it stands for, as we champion those seeking a higher education and commit to making this world a better place—together," she added.
The North Western graduate received her bachelor's degree from the university’s School of Communication in 2003, with a double major in theatre and international studies.