People: Harry & Meghan's Rumored Appearance at JP Morgan Event Is Groundbreaking for Royals

The appearance of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the private JPMorgan event in Miami, was a groundbreaking move for Royals, People reports.

The Sussexes, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan made an appearance at the JPMorgan Summit held in Miami South Beach, FL, on February 6, where the father of one delivered an emotional speech.

The couple was reportedly paid over $500,000 to speak at the event, which goes contrary to the Royal values that permit public speaking only in exchange for a charity cause.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart from Catalyst Inc, Northern Ireland’s next generation science park on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart from Catalyst Inc, Northern Ireland’s next generation science park on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland | Photo: Getty Images

THE GROUNDBREAKING DEAL

The Prince delivered a speech on mental health and also spoke about dealing with the loss of his mom for the past seven years through therapy sessions.

Although it has not been confirmed if the Sussex pair accepted monetary benefits for the appearance, the engagement still calls for Royal concern. An insider explained:

"Every guest at a Royal event is scrutinized by the Royal household. Who sat at their table? It is a slippery slope. Something like this is absolutely groundbreaking."

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Having attended the 10th Annual One Young World opening ceremony on Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by The Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity with OYW and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders. Over the last few days, these young leaders became @OneYoungWorld ambassadors with the intention to return to their communities and further existing initiatives to help change the world for the better. This year OYW partnered with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which The Duke and Duchess are President and Vice-President respectively, to provide scholarships to young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth. This was the most exciting collaboration between two groups The Duchess is passionate about and has been working with for some time. For more information and highlights from the week and how you can support these incredible leaders and their initiatives, visit @OneYoungWorld Photo © SussexRoyal / PA

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The talk, which was delivered at a star-studded event, packed with investment bankers and celebrities, was the first of many to come as more companies look forward to having the Royals grace their celebrations.

A recent report alleged that Goldman Sachs is in discussions with the Royal couple to clinch a deal with them as guest speakers on "Talks At GS."

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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual #WellChildAwards in London. WellChild aims to ensure every child and young person living with serious health needs has the best chance to thrive with the support and medical care needed in the comfort of their own home. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and last year both The Duke and Duchess attended the awards to honour the children and families that WellChild supports. The Duke, who first came to these awards over a decade ago, shared in his remarks tonight: “Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child - no one else did at the time, but we did - and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tightly during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time.  And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.” • To find out more about tonight’s event and how you can support this very special organisation, please visit @WellChild Photos ©️ PA images

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MIAMI MEETUPS

It was revealed that the Royal parents shared a table with Hollywood legend, Jennifer Lopez, and her fiance, Rodriguez, on Thursday night at 1 Hotel, South Beach, hours after Harry made his stage appearance at the private JPMorgan event.

In spite of all the drama, she misses Harry too and doesn't want him to feel alienated from the family.

An onlooker disclosed that the iconic singer invited the Royal duo and their 9-month-old son, Archie, to drop by for a visit at their Miami apartment.

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In Tembisa, Johannesburg, today The Duke and Duchess visited to meet young entrepreneurs at the YES hub - a hive for creativity and social enterprise. Their visit was an amazing tour of the ingenuity and opportunity – seeing businesses that varied from food to essential sanitary products for local women. During their visit, they were able to sample food from ‘Chef Mish’ - a local masterchef winner - which he makes at the site as part of his catering business and cafe. They then joined YES community members to take part in training and tests that will help them gain skills and find work. On the third stop today, entrepreneur Moss showed The Duke and Duchess the organic produce he's growing in the township with aquaponics - supplying local restaurants. And finally, The Duke and Duchess met the women behind the amazing Blossom Care Solutions - who are making 80,000 sanitary pads every month for women in their community. They are 100% compostable, and provide an essential low-cost product for women and girls. The Duchess has long campaigned on this issue and wrote in Time magazine in 2017, saying: “In communities all over the globe, young girls’ potential is being squandered because we are too shy to talk about the most natural thing in the world. To that I say: we need to push the conversation, mobilize policy making surrounding menstrual health initiatives, support organizations who foster girls’ education from the ground up, and within our own homes, we need to rise above our puritanical bashfulness when it comes to talking about menstruation.” • See our previous post to see The Dukes speech #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Photo ©️ PA images

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THE ROYAL INTERVENTION

With more public engagements popping up since the step down of the Sussexes, the Royal lovebirds have settled into their new life in Canada. However, the Monarch, Queen Elizabeth, is yet to adapt to their absence fully. A Royal insider disclosed:

"Elizabeth has asked Harry and Meghan to return to the UK for the Annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster, Abbey. She'd love to see him again."

The Duke and Duchess are expected to make their return to Europe next month, but before resuming the life of Royal balls and schedules again, they are set to make the most of their time in Canada.

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🇳🇿 I te rā nei, Ka nui tonu ngā hāpori puta noa  i Aotearoa whānui e aro ana ki Waitangi.  Ko tēnei hararei o te motu  e whakanui ana i te hainatanga o Te Tiriti o Waitangi, e ai ki te nuinga ko te puka i tuapapa ai i tō tātou whenua o Niu Tireni. Today, communities across new New Zealand will be marking Waitangi Day. The national holiday commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, widely considered to be the document which founded modern New Zealand. Photo 1: The Queen - wearing the kiwi feather korowai (cloak) given to her for her Coronation in 1953 - in Christchurch in 2002. Photo 2: The Queen (plus assorted corgis and dorgis!) welcomes the All Blacks to Buckingham Palace in 2007. Photo 3: The Queen at the unveiling ceremony for the New Zealand War Memorial in London in 2006. Photo 4: The Queen is greeted by a Guard of Honour as she arrives in Wellington in 2002. Photos: Press Association

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THE TRANSITION PHASE

A source revealed that the couple was planning a romantic Canadian Valentine evening come February 14, where the Prince hopes to put his newly-acquired culinary skills to use.

Considering how swiftly the "Suits" actress and Prince Harry have adapted to their life of independence, it's hard to imagine that barely weeks ago, they were Royal Highnesses living within the confines of palace protocols.

Earlier this year, the Sussexes shocked the universe with the announcement of their intention to step down as senior Royals and become financially independent from the crown.

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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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As part of their decision to quit their royal duties, the couple disclosed that they planned to share their time between the United States and the UK, to avail their son a normal life.

The couple's decision has proven to be the fulfillment of the much-yearned hope for a peaceful life and normal childhood for their son.

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