(Prince) Harry has made some solo appearances since stepping down, but the Edeavour Awards marks his first photographed event with Markle. (The two reportedly attended a J.P. Morgan event in February, but that was never confirmed by the Sussexes.)
This is the first of several royal engagements Meghan Markle and (Prince) Harry will have while in London. The last one will be the annual Commonwealth Day next Monday, March 9, where they’ll join Queen Elizabeth II along with Prince Charles, Prince William, and Kate Middleton.
As you know by now, Markle and (Prince) Harry are splitting their time between North America and the U.K. after announcing in January they’d be stepping back from the royal family. “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,” they wrote on Instagram at the time.
The post continued, “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.”
We can’t wait to see what else comes from this mini royal engagement tour in London.
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