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What was this Indian model doing at Buckingham Palace?

Last updated on: June 28, 2018 16:56 IST

She was clicked with BBC journalist and broadcaster Tina Daheley.

Neelam Gill

Photograph: Courtesy Neelam Gill/Instagram

Indian model Neelam Gill is one happy person. 

She was invited to the Buckingham Palace for the Queens Young Leaders awards ceremony, which celebrates 240 winners across 53 Commonwealth countries.

This year the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle joined Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II at the awards.

The annual ceremony, which recognises the achievements of change-makers aged 18-29, at Buckingham Palace, was hosted by the British Monarch.

Winners of this prestigious award receive a one-week residential programme in the UK, along with training, mentoring and networking.

Neelam posted pics of her posing in the palace on Instagram and wrote: 'Such an honour to be invited by @comicrelief to #BuckinghamPalace to celebrate the final #QueensYoungLeaders awards ceremony.

'Hearing everyone's stories was emotional, overwhelming, but most importantly, inspiring,' she added.

Neelam

Neelam with Tina Daheley. Photograph: Courtesy Queen's Young Leaders/Instagram

Also present at the awards were footballer David Beckham and BBC journalist Tina Daheley

Neelam was really grateful to meet Siposetu Mbuli, an activist and science student from South Africa who was one of the awardees.

Neelam

The Indian model with Siposetu Mbuli. Photograph: Courtesy Neelam Gill/Instagram

'I'm so thankful to have met #SiposetuMbuli -- one of many being awarded tonight and somebody who personally inspires me.

'She told me this was her first time travelling out of South Africa.

'As well as studying chemistry, she dedicates her free time to help raise awareness on Albinism.'

 Lead image: Courtesy Neelam Singh/Instagram

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