In an introduction, the Duchess also tried out… The Duchess, who spoke at a reception in New Zealand celebrating 125 of votes for women, condemned the marginalisation of people on the grounds of “race, gender ethnicity or orientation” in a short but forceful address to guests. The Duchess of Sussex has delivered a major speech on the issue closest to her heart, as she makes a plea for global equality and declares: “Feminism is about fairness.” Congratulating the country for leading the world in women’s suffrage a full 25 years before Britain, she quoted New Zealand suffragette Kate Sheppard, saying: “All that separates, whether of race, class, creed, or sex, is inhuman, and must be overcome.”

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