The fabulous four have made their official engagement debut. Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle joined fiancé Prince Harry, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at the first annual Royal Foundation Forum on Wednesday, February 28. During the event titled “Making a Difference Together,” the foursome discussed projects they are currently working on and their ambitions for the foundation’s future.
“We have different opinions and they work really well [together],” Harry, 33, said. “Working as family does have its challenges; of course it does." “[I think] the fact that everybody is laughing shows they know exactly what’s it like,” he added. “But we are stuck together for the rest of our lives.” To which Meghan, 36, replied, “Togetherness at its finest.”
VIEW GALLERY The foursome attended their first engagement together on February 28 Photo: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images
The Royal Foundation was set up by the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry as the main vehicle to pursue their charitable interests. The Duchess of Cambridge became a Patron in 2011, and Meghan will soon become the fourth Patron after her May 19 nuptials.
The Suits alum noted that she's ready to "hit the ground running" in support of women. “I hear a lot of people speaking about girls’ empowerment and women’s empowerment — you will hear people saying they are helping women find their voices,” she said. “I fundamentally disagree with that because women don’t need to find their voices, they need to be empowered to use it and people need to be urged to listen.”
VIEW GALLERY Meghan will become the foundation's fourth Patron following her wedding to Prince Harry Photo: Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images
The TV actress continued, “Right now with so many campaigns like MeToo and Time’s Up there’s no better time to continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people supporting them.”
Harry expressed his excitement over working with his future spouse. He said, “I am personally incredibly proud and excited that my soon-to-be wife, who is equally passionate about seeing positive change in the world, will soon be joining us with this work.”
VIEW GALLERY The first and last time William, Kate, Harry and Meghan were pictured together was on Christmas morning Photo: CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images
William, Kate, Harry and Meghan appeared to be at ease alongside each other. The Duchess glowed on stage, dressing her blossoming baby bump in a royal blue tailored dress by her go-to maternity brand Seraphine. At the forum, Kate admitted that her work with mental health has impacted how she parents. “You can’t help but reflect on your own life. It’s definitely had an impact on how I mother, how we work as a family and how we hope to bring up our children [Prince George and Princess Charlotte] and I’ve learned so much.”
The last time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were publicly seen with Harry and Meghan was on Christmas morning with the royal family at church. Royal fans will be excited to see the foursome together again in the coming months and of course at the royal wedding on May 19. It was previously revealed that the Spice Girls will perform at the couple's reception.