Meghan Markle to publicly reunite with Kate Middleton prior to royal exit

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Meghan Markle to publicly reunite with Kate Middleton prior to royal exit: Details

The Duchess of Sussex is returning to the UK for her final royal engagements

 Meghan Markle  will be reuniting with her royal in-laws this month! The Duchess of Sussex and  Prince Harry  are set to join  Kate Middleton  and  Prince William  at the annual Commonwealth Service held at London’s Westminster Abbey on Monday, March 9.  Queen Elizabeth , Prince Charles and Camilla will also be in attendance. The outing will mark  Meghan’s first public appearance with Kate since last November  when the two Duchesses attended the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph.

The Cambridges and Sussexes attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in 2019©Getty Images
The Cambridges and Sussexes attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in 2019

The former American actress,  who has been residing in Canada since January , is  returning to the UK to carry out her final string of engagements before her royal duties officially come to an end on March 31 . Harry and Meghan will both attend the Endeavour Fund Awards on March 5, as well as the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall on March 7. It was also confirmed that the Duchess of Sussex will mark International Women's Day on March 8.

Meghan and Harry  announced their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family back  in January. Following a summit with Queen Elizabeth, it was agreed that the Sussexes would no longer be working members of the royal family, nor receive public funding. It was  previously announced that the couple will also stop using Sussex Royal and “any iteration of the word ‘Royal’” post-spring 2020  since there are specific UK government rules concerning the use of the word “royal.”

Meghan and Harry’s royal duties will come to an end on March 31©Getty Images
Meghan and Harry’s royal duties will come to an end on March 31

Last Thursday,  the Government of Canada confirmed that they would cease to provide security assistance  to the Duke and Duchess in the coming weeks. In a statement to CBC News, the Office of Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said, “At the request of the Metropolitan Police, the RCMP has been providing assistance to the Met since the arrival of the Duke and Duchess to Canada intermittently since November 2019. The assistance will cease in the coming weeks, in keeping with their change in status."

Meghan and Harry’s “revised” roles will be reviewed after 12-months. On their official website last month, Sussex Royal stated, “The Royal Family respect and understand the wish of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to live a more independent life as a family, by removing the supposed ‘public interest’ justification for media intrusion into their lives. They remain a valued part of Her Majesty’s family.”

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