Reports have confirmed that Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, will join other senior members of the Royal Family for their last engagement before stepping back as senior members of the Windsor heritage. The event will be the first time to mark the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ appearance within the Royal Family since their ‘Megxit’ announcement. The service is scheduled to take part in London on March 9 which will be broadcast live on BBC One and across the BBC World Service.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
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Richard Palmer, The Daily Express’ Royal Correspondent wrote: “A last hurrah. Confirmation from Buckingham Palace that both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 9. They will join the Queen, Charles and Camilla, and the Cambridges at the service.”
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At the event, boxing champion and Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua will be delivering a reflection, while singers Alexandra Burke and Craig David are expected to perform. Guests of honour among the 2,000-strong congregation will also include Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Commonwealth secretary-general Baroness Scotland, ambassadors, faith leaders and more than 800 schoolchildren.
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Harry and Meghan will attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London on March 5 to honour the sick and injured military who have taken part in sporting and adventure challenges over the past year. The day after, Prince Harry is expected to join British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton at the official opening of the Silverstone Experience museum on March 6.
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