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Meghan's India charity work captured in newly released footage

A charity the Duchess of Sussex worked with before she got married to Prince Harry has released new video of Meghan in India.

Meghan Markle, as she was then, joined forces with World Vision when she starred in the legal drama Suits.

The charity works to change the lives of the world's poorest children.

Meghan's travels with World Vision to Rwanda in 2016 have been well documented, but the charity today released more images of the duchess on a humanitarian visit to Delhi and Mumbai in January 2017 - shortly after her romance with Harry had become public.

The video has not been published before.

Meghan visited India to promote gender equality and girls' access to education. Credit: World Vision

The duchess' focus on that visit, as it is today, was on gender equality - particularly on the problems of girls' access to education.

More in 110 million teenage girls in India - the second most populated country in the world - are at risk of dropping out of school.

The duchess was filmed planting flowers and painting signs with the children she met at a school where the charity had installed new facilities.

The duchess also took part in painting and watered flowers on her visit. Credit: World Vision

On a visit to one school, Meghan spoke to the World Vision camera team: "What we found is that the enrolment at this school went up three times once the latrines were built so that girls had access to clean hygiene and bathroom facilities while they're at school."

Meghan described at the time how girls quit school completely because they don't have "bathrooms available to care for themselves".

Meghan wore a traditional Indian saree during her visit. Credit: World Vision

The duchess wrote an article for Time Magazine on her return.

She spoke then about how a lack of proper sanitation in schools was adversely affecting girls when they start their periods.

Meghan called it a "direct barrier" to girls' education based on the "shame surrounding menstruation" in much of the developing world.

In India, only half of secondary schools have toilets.

Meghan spoke about how a lack of proper sanitation in schools was adversely affecting girls when they start their periods. Credit: World Vision

It was on that visit when Meghan was introduced to the Myna Mahila Foundation which works with women and girls in Mumbai's urban slums.

It offers the women stable employment and breaks taboos about menstrual hygiene by provide basic sanitary products.

Myna Mahila was one of the seven charities Harry and Meghan nominated for donations at the time of their wedding last year.

Meghan worked with World Vision, which aims to change the lives of the world's poorest children. Credit: World Vision

World Vision Canada partnered with Meghan during her time in Toronto when she played the role of Rachel Zane in Suits.

Meghan starred in seven seasons of the show which was set in New York but filmed in Toronto.