Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Will Appear Together in Public for Annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey
Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and their husbands are set to appear together in public on Commonwealth service day before Harry and Meghan finally step down as royal members.
Following recent news about Meghan and Harry stepping down as senior royal members, the two who still have a couple of engagements to honor before their final transition, have decided to honor all commitments.
In lieu of this, Meghan will be attending the Commonwealth Service scheduled to hold at Westminster Abbey on Monday, 9th of March 2020, by 3:00 pm.
The event will be attended by heads of government and representatives of about 54 countries. The Queen will be accompanied to the event by Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton and Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle.
This will be the first time Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle will be seen together after Harry and Meghan announced that they were going to split their time between the United Kingdom and Canada.
The Commonwealth service is a long-lasting event that the royal house honors. The royals usually arrive and sit in order of precedence, with the Queen being the last person to arrive as she has to lead the procession down the aisle.
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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Worthy of note is that the last Commonwealth service held in 2019, was one of Meghan’s final public engagement before she went on maternity leave ahead of the birth of, she and Harry’s son, Archie.
Meghan is due to fly out to the UK in the coming days, to join her husband, who has been in the UK for a couple of days trying to round off his final engagements.
Harry and Meghan will make a joint appearance when they attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music held at the Royal Albert Hall.
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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
This years’ service promises to be an exciting one as Craig David and Alexandra Burke will be performing during the service. Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua will also be making an appearance and is set to give a reflection.
After the service, Charles and Camilla will be special guests of the Commonwealth Secretary at the annual reception, which usually takes place on Commonwealth Day at Marlborough House.
Similarly, Prince William and Kate will also have busy schedules after the service as the two of them will be touring, to focus on the relationship between Ireland and England and how to build on the premise of reconciliation and remembrance.
Also, Harry and Meghan will make a joint appearance when they attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music held at the Royal Albert Hall. The event which features military musicians will showcase a wide range of musical styles.
It has also been reported that Meghan will mark International Women’s day on the 8th of March 2020, although the details are not fully finalized yet.
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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
While there have been many speculations about a rift between Harry and William, a source has revealed that the brothers are talking more these days and are trying to maintain their friendship.
It will be wonderful to see the four of them together before Harry and Meghan finally leave, as this will serve as a lasting memory for most people.