This afternoon saw a mini royal reunion of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, with Prince William and Kate Middleton, as they all attended a Commonwealth Day celebration service at Westminster Abbey. Unusually though, there was a last-minute change of plan as to the order in which they all entered the religious building.
This is Meghan and Harry's last event as official senior royals, before they step back from their duties – so it's pretty momentous. It's also the first time the royal brothers and their wives have been seen together in public this year.
Meghan wore a stunning green outift by designer Emilia Wickstead (and Harry's jacket lining matched it perfectly too). They arrived just a few minutes before William and Kate. After greeting a line of significant people, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, both couples were shown separately to their seats – where Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, were waiting. Kate Middleton wore a rather splendid red ensemble, as she chatted to Prince Edward, and William looked equally dashing too. Meghan could be spotted mouthing "Hello" at her brother in-law and his wife, as they took their seats one row in front of her and Harry.
So, with all these impending changes soon to take place, you might be wondering when you'll next see Harry and Meghan at a fancy event... According to one royal correspondent, Roya Nikkhah, who offered her thoughts as part of the BBC's Commonwealth Day service coverage, it might not be until June.
"I think we’re still going to see them at big family occasions. We will see them at Trooping The Colour, at Buckingham Palace in June. But this is the last time we’ll see them like this, working as members of the royal family. It’s a big day."
On the subject of Meghan and Harry's newly changing roles, Nikkah said: "Their roles will change a bit. Of course they’re not going to be Commonwealth Youth Ambassadors by the end of this month but crucially, they still are going to be involved with the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which champions young global leaders. So they will keep their toe in there, but the official titles are gone."
So there you go, June it (probably) is.
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