Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Attend Commonwealth Day Service As Final Royal Appearance

The farewell tour is over! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have completed their final appearance as senior working members of the Royal Family.

The couple, who have been in the U.K. since the end of February to attend a series of engagements on behalf of the Queen before they step down from their royal roles on March 31, attended the annual Commonwealth Service on Monday at Westminster Abbey in London.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex enter Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth Service on Monday, March 9, 2020. (Photo: Chris Jackson via Getty Images)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were joined by the Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

This was the first time the Sussexes were reunited publicly with the rest of the Royal Family since they announced they were stepping down.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Commonwealth Day Service on Monday, March 9, 2020. (Photo: Mark Cuthbert via Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat behind Prince William and Kate Middleton and beside the Earl and Countess of Wessex during the service.

Other notables who attended the service include former Spice Girl Geri Horner (née Halliwell), who brought along her daughter, Bluebell. 

The Duchess of Sussex wore an emerald Emilia Wickstead dress with a cape that hung over one shoulder and a matching William Chambers hat, while the duke wore a blue suit with a green lining, matching his wife’s ensemble.

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The lining of Harry's suit is green, matching Meghan's ensemble. (Photo: Mark Cuthbert via Getty Images)

Let’s see a close up of Meghan’s look, shall we?

The Duchess of Sussex attends the Commonwealth Day Service on Monday. (Photo: Samir Hussein via Getty Images)

Together, the duke and duchess walked through the Abbey, seeming less like senior royals who can’t wait to step down and more like a couple who are ready to live their independent lives away from the trappings of the Royal Family.


In the lead up to today’s event, the duke and duchess made a series of royal appearances.

On Saturday, Harry and Meghan attended Mountbatten Music Festival at Royal Albert Hall in London, where they “joined veterans, serving members, world-class musicians, composers and conductors of the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines to help raise funds on behalf of the @RoyalMarines Charity,” according to a post on the Sussex Royal Instagram account

The couple dazzled in complementary red outfits: Meghan in a spectacular red caped gown by Safiyaa, and Harry in military dress.

Meghan and Harry attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music at Royal Albert Hall on March 7, in London. (Photo: Karwai Tang via Getty Images)

On Friday, the duchess made her final solo appearance as a working member of the Royal Family when she made a surprise visit to Royal Clack Upper School in Dagenham, ahead of International Women’s Day.

Dagenham is an East London suburb, known for when female employees of the Ford Motor Company fought for equal pay in 1968.

Their strike led to Britain’s Equal Pay Act, and is, as the duchess said in front of the school’s student body, “the best example of no matter how small you might feel, how low you may feel on the ladder or the totem pole, no matter what colour you are, no matter what gender you are, you have a voice and you certainly have the right to speak up for what is right.”

Markle also went solo on Thursday for a private engagement at the Immersive Storytelling Studio on behalf of her patronage, the National Theatre.

Thursday night, the duke and duchess made what is arguably their most glamorous appearance at the Endeavour Fund Awards in London, which gifted us with a now iconic photo of the couple, taken by photographer Samir Hussein.

The iconic shot of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex making their way to the Endeavour Fund Awards on March 5, 2020 in London. (Photo: Samir Hussein via Getty Images)

During the event, which honours injured and sick service personnel and veterans, the duchess presented the Celebrating Excellence prize and the duke thanked his supporters. “A lot of you tonight have told me you have my back. Well, I’m also here to tell you I’ve always got yours,” he said.

The couple also witnessed a surprise marriage proposal at the event, which, as photo evidence shows, shocked and delighted them.

WATCH: Harry and Meghan surprised by wedding proposal. Story continues below.

Harry made a few solo engagements, including a tour of the Silverstone Experience, a motor sport museum, with Formula 1 champion, Lewis Hamilton, and a recording session with Jon Bon Jovi.

The couple are expected to return to Canada, where they’ve been living with their 10-month-old son Archie since November. On March 31, the duke and duchess will officially no longer be senior working members of the Royal Family.

As explained by a previous statement, they will no longer be using the terms “Sussex Royal” or “Royal” in their branding, and their revised, independent roles will undergo a review after 12 months.

 In Photos: Harry and Meghan’s ties to Canada.

Harry Toured Parts Of Canada As A Child

In October, 1991, Prince Harry, seven, visited parts of Canada with his brother, Prince William, his father, Prince Charles, and his mum, Princess Diana. In this photo, Diana and her boys are on a boat at Niagara Falls.

Prince Harry (And Prince William) Mastered The Canadian Tuxedo

During their tour of Canada, Harry and William were given hats by the crew of the Canadian frigate HMCS Ottawa after they toured the ship on the Toronto waterfront. Oh, and they also wore adorable jean-on-jean outfits.

Harry Hit The Slopes In Whistler

During a family holiday at the Whistler Mountain Resort in B.C., Harry, William, and Charles hit the slopes in March, 1998.

Meghan Markle Worked In Toronto

Before she became one of the most famous women in the world, Meghan starred in the TV show "Suits," which filmed in Toronto. She played paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane on "Suits" for seven seasons.

She Also Lived In Toronto

Meghan rented this Toronto home while she was filming "Suits." It was here where Harry would visit his then-girlfriend before they moved in together. After she moved to London, the house sold for $1.6 million.

Meghan Adopted A Beagle From A Local Rescue

While living in Toronto, Markle adopted her dog, a beagle named Guy, from a rescue in Milton, Ont. Guy also had a "brother," Bogart, who Markle had to leave behind when she moved to London because he was too old to travel. However, Guy was by Markle's side when she moved in with Harry in Nottingham Cottage. Meghan was photographed this week walking her two dogs, and although we can't be sure, one of them looks like Guy.

Meghan Partied At The Toronto Film Festival

Back in her "Suits" days, Meghan partied with her co-stars Gabriel Macht, Gina Torres, Patrick J. Adams, and Sarah Rafferty at the InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Toronto International Film Festival Party on Sept.11, 2012.

Meghan's Close Friends Live In Canada

While living in Toronto, Meghan became best friends with Jessica Mulroney, a celebrity stylist and wedding planner, who is married to Ben Mulroney, the son of former Canadian prime minister, Brian Mulroney. Here, the friends posed for a photo at a World Vision event in Toronto on March 22, 2016.

Meghan Cheered On Harry

In our first glimpse of Meghan as Harry's girlfriend, we watched as she cheered on her boyfriend as he made a speech at the Invictus Games' opening ceremony in Toronto on Sept. 23, 2017.

They Made It Official

It was at the Invictus Games in Toronto where Meghan and Harry made their public debut as a couple. The twosome watched a game of wheelchair tennis at Nathan Phillips Square on Sept. 25, 2017.

Meghan's Mom Hung Out With Harry

We knew Meghan and Harry were serious when Meghan's mom showed up
 at the Invictus Games closing ceremony in Toronto and was spotted hanging out with the couple at the then-Air Canada Centre (now Scotiabank Arena) on Sept. 30, 2017.

Archie's First Snowfall

Welcome to Canada, Archie! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex brought their eight-month-old son to B.C. with them for their Christmas holiday, and the cutie is currently living with his mum on Vancouver Island. According to proud dad, Harry, Arch experienced his first snowfall in the Great White North.

Meghan Visited Vancouver Women's Centre

After Harry and Meghan announced their plans to step down as senior royals, the duchess got right back to work. First stop, the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver to "discuss issues affecting women in the community."


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