We’re closing in on the end of an era for Britain’s royal family. Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Prince William stepped out together one last time before Meghan and Harry leave their roles as senior working royals.
The Cambridges and the Sussexes joined Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Duchess Camilla at Westminster Abbey on March 9 for Commonwealth Day services before Meghan and Harry start the new chapter of their lives in North America. Back in January, the couple surprised the world with their decision to stepped down from their official duties as royals and set up a new charitable entity, the details of which have yet to be announced.
It’s unclear how often we will see the family together publicly going forward—though the queen has made it very clear in her statements that Meghan, Harry, and baby Archie are still a “valued part” of her family. (They also joined her for church over the weekend.) Regardless, it was nice to see everyone out together today.
Meghan picked another bold color for her final official royal engagement, opting for a green Emilia Wickstead dress, a William Chambers hat, Gabriella Hearst bag, and Aquazzura shoes. The lining of Harry’s jacket matches Meghan’s dress.
Look at the details on that hat!
Kate and William arrived separately, with the duchess wearing red.
One difference this year, as confirmed by royal reporters, is that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were taken directly to their seats at the Abbey and did not take part in the procession of senior royals with the queen—but before everyone works themselves into a tizzy, Kate Middleton and Prince William did the same.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been on something of a farewell tour, with royal appearances over the past few days, including a surprise stop at a school for Meghan in celebration of International Women’s Day and the Mountbatten Festival, where they looked straight out of a fairy tale in matching red ensembles.