Meghan Markle, known for her bilingual abilities, recently graced London’s Canada House alongside her husband to express their gratitude for the country’s hospitality over the holidays.
As their six-weeks holiday getaway from royal duties hit a wrap, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left Canadians with a moment to remember as the Royal couple extended words of appreciation to their host country.
While addressing a small group, Harry teased his wife’s language prowess, suggesting she address the crowd in French, one of the country’s official languages, but the royal mother was uninterested in showing off her bilingual skills.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smile during their visit to Canada House in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada | Photo: Getty Images
MEGHAN DECLINES TO SPEAK FRENCH
Having majored in french for six years, the language was considered one of the Duchess’s strengths. However, the royalty declined Harry’s suggestion with a horrified “No” and continued in English as she said:
“I want to say happy new year, and thank you, as my husband said, my goodness it was just such an incredible time we were able to have there and with our son too.”
The shock of the Prince’s request did nothing to hinder the mother of one from voicing out her fantastic speech, as she went on about the beauty of Canada and how much their warm reception meant to them.
THE FIRST PUBLIC OUTING OF THE YEAR
The Royalties’ visit to the Canada House would mark the couple’s first official public appearance of the year, and they made the most of it as a family, first stopping by at the Hubb Community Kitchen, before heading to the Canada House.
They also graced an art exhibition by Kawennati, a Canadian artist, and then proceeded to discuss with members of the country’s High Commission team to discuss some of the “common priorities and values” shared between Canada and the royalties.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex view a special exhibition of art by Indigenous Canadian artist, Skawennati, in the Canada Gallery during their visit to Canada House | Photo: Getty Images
THE ROYALTIES SPEAK UP ABOUT THEIR AMAZING CANADIAN GETAWAY
As the holiday jitters still linger, the Sussex Royals still relish every moment spent in the country. During a chat with employees at the government house, the Royal parents shared their experiences, including enduring long periods of rainfall.
One of the employees shared:
“Meghan said it was beautiful. They seemed really relaxed and happy.”
The Canadian indigenes also had a lot of positive remarks about the Royalties, referring to them as beautiful, positive, and friendly, with no reservations about the Duchess’ refusal to communicate in French.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart Canada House in London, England | Photo: Getty Image
THE PERFECT END TO A 6-WEEKS FAMILY TIME
It can be recalled that in November last year, the Sussex royals revealed their plans to spend the holidays away from England.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the British High Commissioner's residence to attend an afternoon Reception to celebrate the UK and South Africa’s important business and investment relationship | Photo: Getty Images
The break from royal duties was Meghan and Prince Harry's first family getaway since they welcomed their son, Archie.
As the adventurous holiday comes to an end, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to take up Royal duties once again, resuming another busy year.