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People: Meghan and Harry's Last Week of Royal Engagements Was Bittersweet, Source Claims

Busayo Ogunjimi
Mar 13, 2020
12:30 A.M.
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Harry and Meghan made their last public appearance as Senior Royal Family members on Monday at the Commonwealth Service, and a source has revealed that the last week of their royal engagements was a bittersweet experience. 

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The clock keeps ticking for Harry and Meghan's exit from Buckingham Palace as senior working members of the British Monarchy. The couple has already made their final public appearance in their official roles, and are looking forward to March 31. 

Prince Harry and Meghan during their visit to Canada House on January 7, 2020, in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images.

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Their final rounds of official engagements, part of which was the Commonwealth Service, where they made their last public appearance as senior working members of the Royal Family, has been described as bittersweet by a royal family insider. 

A source reported to PEOPLE in the publication's latest issue that Harry and Meghan's last week as senior royals was bittersweet, adding that it was sad for them because they tried. 

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The couple will step into a new phase of life, independent of the Royal Family, starting from April 1, 2020. However, many people will miss Harry and Meghan, who gave a glimpse of their essence in their last official week, described as poignant by another source. 

Despite the Sussexes' best efforts to make their final public appearance warm and positive, the occasion was strained somewhat by the halfhearted exchange of pleasantries between them and the Kensington Royals. 

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When William and Kate arrived at the venue of the service, Harry and Meghan were already seated, the latter greeted them, but their reply was minimal and without any show of emotion. 

The couple shared two photos from the meeting on their official Instagram page, with one of the pictures showing them laughing heartily

Both couples also left the venue without speaking to each other or saying goodbye. The situation only strengthened the rumors that all is not well within the Royal Family. 

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However, Harry's lunch with the Queen at the Windsor Castle gave a hint of healing within the family; the Queen also invited her grandson and his wife to join her at the church. 

Harry and Meghan were, however, all smiles when they hosted young individuals at Buckingham Palace, in their roles as President and Vice President of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust (QCT). 

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The couple shared two photos from the meeting on their official Instagram page, with one of the pictures showing them laughing heartily, while the second photograph was a groupie with the young leaders of the QCT. 

Prince Harry arrived in the United Kingdom before his wife, and when she finally joined him, they stepped out together for the annual Endeavour Funds Award in London on March 5. 

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The couple made an entrance into the venue under an umbrella held by the Prince due to the rain, and when the cameramen flashed their camera lights at the couple, it made a sweet spectacle

Meghan looked gorgeous in a fitted teal dress made by Victoria Beckham, while her husband wore a navy suit and light blue tie. The world awaits what Harry and Meghan have in store when they start living independent lives.

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