Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Final Royal Schedule Is So Intense
Though they have been enjoying a relatively private life on Vancouver Island in Canada, royal life isn’t quite over for Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. When the pair announced their intent to resign as senior working members of the British royal family in early January 2020, they caught everyone — including the royal family, by surprise.
As soon as Megxit was announced, Markle left the U.K. for Canada to be with her mother, Doria Ragland and her son, Archie Harrison. The prince stayed in the U.K. for nearly two weeks to iron out details of the exit with his family.
Though the Sussexes have been given the green light to move on, they still have to complete some final royal duties before Megxit officially goes into effect on April 1, 2020.
This is what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been up to since Megxit
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have mostly kept a very low profile since announcing Megxit in January 2020. However, they have traveled to the United States a couple of times. Once for a speaking engagement with JP Morgan in Miami, and then to Stanford University to brainstorm for their new charity. Other than that, they’ve been enjoying life away from the spotlight on Vancouver Island.
In fact, Prince Harry was just spotted grabbing groceries for his family. “They both love to be outside and have been loving it there,” a source revealed to People. “When they’re not doing yoga or eating in, Harry will pick up sandwiches at a local spot, and Meghan walks her beloved rescue beagle Guy and the couple’s adopted Labrador. They go for long walks, they do yoga, and Meghan cooks. They are real homebodies who love to chill out with Archie and the dogs.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will always support the monarchy
Though they won’t be working royals after April 1 — the Sussexes have always vowed to support Queen Elizabeth and the monarchy. That means they might still attend some official royal events here and there.
“We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen,” they said in a statement. “It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages.”
Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s final intense royal schedule
At the end of February, the Sussexes will return to their U.K. home base, Frogmore Cottage. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the duke and duchess will attend a number of royal engagements through mid-March.
On February 28, Prince Harry will attend the Invictus Games Choir Visit with Jon Bon Jovi. 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.
Whew, we’re exhausted just thinking about it.