The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle will tonight make her first official public appearance in Britain following the Megxit crisis as she prepares to carry out her last royal duties.
Meghan will be joining her husband Prince Harry at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards, an event that celebrates the achievements of wounded, sick and injured servicemen and women who have taken part in sporting and adventure challenges, at Mansion House in London before they end their official duties on March 31.
This will be the couple’s first joint official royal assignment since revealing two months ago that they would step down from royal duties, a decision that shocked the world.
The Duke of Sussex is expected to give a short speech this evening before he and Meghan hand out awards to the recipients, which will fall into four separate categories that include Recognizing Achievement Award, Celebrating Excellence Award, Henry Worsley Award and the new Community Impact Award.
The Endeavour Fund is a body set up by the Royal Foundation to finance inspiring sporting and adventure projects aiding the recovery of veterans. The following day Harry will be joining Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton at the official opening of the Silverstone Experience, a museum about British motor racing and then the couple will attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall on March 7 as the Duchess marks International Women’s Day the following day on March 8.
The Duke and Duchess will then join the Queen and other royals at the Commonwealth Day service in Westminster Abbey on March 9, which will be their last official appearance as HRHs. The event that will likely see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reunite with Prince William and Kate, a year after they were pictured smiling together at the 2019 service.
However, Meghan has been criticized for leaving baby Archie behind in Canada, a decision said to be causing the Met police an extra headache who will have to send out officers to guard Archie in Canada while also providing extra officers to protect Meghan a move that will cost the British taxpayer an extra £50,000 in security costs.
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