Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Announced Their First Royal Engagement for 2020

The Sussexes are back! After a lengthy hiatus where they stepped away from the spotlight to spend time as a “normal” family on Vancouver Island in Canada, Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have returned to the U.K.

Things were a bit bumpy for the duke and duchess in 2019. The pair welcomed their first child, a son named Archie Harrison. Despite their euphoria surrounding their new addition, things weren’t exactly blissful for Markle and Prince Harry. The U.K. press and public have been relentless with their scrutiny of the duchess, criticizing her for everything from her style to her activism.

Though many people assumed the Sussexes might leave royal life behind, it looks like they have returned to their royal duties for 2020.

This is how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will approach royal life differently in 2020

Since they couldn’t make any headway with their old strategy, the duke and duchess used their break to revamp their royal approach. It looks like they will focus on their passions while building the Sussex Royal Foundation and reaching out to the public. The constant negativity will be ignored this year.

“They are very valuable to the Royal Family, they are wonderful ambassadors,”  royal commentator Juliet Rieden told Nine News Australia.  “They are very, very popular and they are very engaging when you meet them. I have been watching the Royal Family for a long time now and Harry and Meghan have a very tactile connection with the public. That warmth is something that really benefits the Royal Family, Harry and Meghan just have to find a way to make it work for them. It’s just like with anyone in a new job – you have to find a way to do your best but also make your skills shine.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will make a major announcement about Sussex Royal this year

In addition to their new approach to royal life — the Sussexes have just trademarked Sussex Royal. Some royal fans are convinced they are set to build a global charity. “We await the launch of Harry and Meghan’s Sussex Royal Foundation to discover their intentions,” royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express U.K. “It all depends on what they mean to do with the Sussex Royal Foundation, where it will be based, what celebrity links there will be and whether it will have a branch in the USA. They are expected to make their plans clear soon. There are likely to be important celebrity links to their future charitable work such as Harry’s collaborating with Oprah Winfrey for a TV documentary series on mental health due to be aired this year.”

This is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first royal engagement of 2020

Now that the Sussexes have returned from their vacation, they are getting right back to work. On Jan. 7 — the couple will visit Canada House in London to meet with Janice Charette, High Commissioner in Canada to the U.K. and her staff. The Sussexes spokesperson announced that the visit will be “to thank them for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada.”

While they are at Canada House, the duke and duchess will also view a special exhibition by Indigenous Canadian artist Skawennati and visit with the High Commission team who work to maintain partnerships between Canada and the U.K.

It looks like the Sussexes will be booked and busy all 2020.