Meghan Markle goes viral for awkward hug moment at One Young World summit

The Duchess of Sussex stepped out on Tuesday evening in London to attend the One Young World summit, an organization that the royal has been part of for five years. Partnering with The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, it acts as a forum for young leaders around the world to drive discussions and positive change surrounding today's biggest global issues.

The mum-of-one's outing, her first public appearance since the Sussexes' emotional interview aired Sunday night in the United Kingdom, was met with smiles and applause from the 2,000 attendees at the organization's opening ceremony.

Not even a slight curtsy mishap could leave the duchess phased.

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Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to attend the One Young World Summit opening ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019. - The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries around the world to accelerate social impact. One Young Worlds mission is to create the next generation of more responsible and effective leadership. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GARETH FULLER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019 in London, England. HRH is Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019 in London, England. The Duchess is Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019 in London, England.The Duchess is Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019 in London, England.The Duchess is Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019 in London, England. HRH is Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019 in London, England. HRH is Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019 in London, England. HRH is Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019 in London, England. HRH is Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019 in London, England.The Duchess is Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019 in London, England. The Duchess is Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION PLATE HAS BEEN PIXELATED) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019 in London, England.The Duchess is Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is welcomed on stage as she attends the One Young World Summit opening ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019. - The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries around the world to accelerate social impact. One Young Worlds mission is to create the next generation of more responsible and effective leadership. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GARETH FULLER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is welcomed on stage as she attends the One Young World Summit opening ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019. - The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries around the world to accelerate social impact. One Young Worlds mission is to create the next generation of more responsible and effective leadership. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GARETH FULLER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to attend the One Young World Summit opening ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019. - The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries around the world to accelerate social impact. One Young Worlds mission is to create the next generation of more responsible and effective leadership. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GARETH FULLER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to attend the One Young World Summit opening ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019. - The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries around the world to accelerate social impact. One Young Worlds mission is to create the next generation of more responsible and effective leadership. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GARETH FULLER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to attend the One Young World Summit opening ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019. - The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries around the world to accelerate social impact. One Young Worlds mission is to create the next generation of more responsible and effective leadership. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GARETH FULLER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION PLATE HAS BEEN PIXELATED) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019 in London, England.The Duchess is Vice-President of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, which is partnering with One Young World this year. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is welcomed on stage as she attends the One Young World Summit opening ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019. - The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries around the world to accelerate social impact. One Young Worlds mission is to create the next generation of more responsible and effective leadership. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GARETH FULLER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is welcomed on stage as she attends the One Young World Summit opening ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on October 22, 2019. - The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries around the world to accelerate social impact. One Young Worlds mission is to create the next generation of more responsible and effective leadership. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GARETH FULLER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is welcomed on stage for the "One Young World" Summit Opening Ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2019. The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries around the world. (Gareth Fuller/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, center, attends the "One Young World" Summit Opening Ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2019. The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries around the world. (Gareth Fuller/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, second from left, attends the "One Young World" Summit Opening Ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2019. The One Young World Summit is a global forum for young leaders, bringing together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries around the world. (Gareth Fuller/Pool Photo via AP)
The Duchess of Sussex is welcomed on stage during the opening ceremony of the One Young World summit at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
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Meghan was welcomed to the stage by event organizer and friend Kate Robertson, who respectfully greeted the duchess with a curtsy. At the same time, however, the royal attempted to hug Robertson, making for quite the awkward, albeit heartwarming, video.

The video, which shows the duchess refusing the curtsy, has since gone viral. Many were quick to call out Meghan's sweetly informal response to her friend's greeting.

"Even her hug was full of love and warmth. I just love everything about Meghan." tweeted one royal fan. Said another, "This makes me cry. There so much happening here."

The duchess has previously attended the forum in 2014 in Dublin and in 2016 in Ottowa.

"When I was asked to be a Counsellor at One Young World my response was a resounding 'yes'" she said about her involvement with the organization. "One Young World invites young adults from all over the world who are actively working to transform the socio-political landscape by being the greater good. They are delegates who are speaking out against human rights violations, environmental crises, gender equality issues, discrimination and injustice. They are the change."

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