Meghan Markle Has Some Private Visits Lined up for Her Return to the U.K.
Following their shocking announcement that they were done playing by royal rules, it’s all come down to this. Just three short months after announcing Megxit, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will finish out their final royal duties and fully move into their new independent life.
The Sussexes will officially drop the “royal” aspect of their brand on April 1, 2020. However, at the end of this week, they will return to the U.K. after being away from nearly two months to complete an intense and extensive list of final tasks.
While much of the Sussexes schedule is public knowledge, it appears that the duchess will be making several mysterious private visits before saying goodbye to royal life for good.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer be branded, Sussex Royal
Though they have spent the last two years building their brand and audience — Megxit means the Sussexes will have to completely overhaul their brand and strategy. It’s going to cost the duo a pretty penny.
“Given the specific UK government rules surrounding use of the word ‘Royal’, it has been therefore agreed that their non-profit organization, when it is announced this Spring, will not be named Sussex Royal Foundation,” the Sussexes’ spokeswoman said in a statement. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘SussexRoyal’ in any territory post Spring 2020.”
Thus far, the rumor is the Sussexes will be represented by Sussex Global Charities.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s final royal schedule
Later this week, the Sussexes will return to the U.K. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the duke and duchess’ extensive royal schedule which will extend into mid-March.
On February 28, Prince Harry will attend the Invictus Games Choir Visit with rockstar, Jon Bon Jovi. Then, on March 5, the prince will be joined by the duchess and they will attend the Endeavour Fund Awards together. The awards celebrate members of the Armed Forces Community who were injured or fell ill in service.
On March 6, the Duke of Sussex will appear at the official opening of Silverstone Experience with Formula 1 champion, Lewis Hamilton. Then on March 7, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will attend the Mountbatten Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall.
International Women’s Day falls on March 8 — and the duchess has something up her sleeve for that. Then, on March 9, the couple will attend the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey with Queen Elizabeth.
Meghan Markle has a private final royal schedule
Though she will be attending several high profile events during her last weeks as a working royal — the Duchess of Sussex also as other things up her sleeve. An insider told BAZAAR.com, “Meghan will be conducting something private and patronage-related meetings during her time in London.”
Though the Sussexes will be looking for ways to support themselves — a major part of their brand is charitable work which they will continue to pursue. “It was agreed that The Duke and Duchess will no longer be able to formally carry out ‘official duties’ for The Queen or represent The Commonwealth, but they will, however, be allowed to maintain their patronages (including those that are classified as ‘royal’ patronages),” their website states.