Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to return to the UK in March

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From Cosmopolitan

Last month Prince Harry and Meghan Markle flew to Canada to begin a new chapter of their lives as non-working royals who will strive to become "financially independent".

And while they've kept their previous UK home, Frogmore Cottage, so that they still have a base here, no details have been released about exactly how much or little time the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend in the UK, versus their new Canadian base.

What we do know, though, is when Harry and Meghan are likely to make their first visit back to the UK since leaving.

According to The Express, The Queen has requested Meghan and Harry attend the annual Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey on Monday, 9th March.

The event is held every year and marks Commonwealth Day, when people from all over the Commonwealth in Africa, Asia, Australasia, the Americas, and Europe celebrate their membership. There are 54 countries in the Commonwealth.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the service in 2019 when Meghan was pregnant with Archie. They are expected to heed the Queen's request and come to 2020's service too, possibly with baby Archie Harrison, who will be ten months old. It'll be especially poignant as the couple have chosen to settle in Canada for now, which is a Commonwealth country.

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If the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do return to the UK for the event, it will likely be the last occasion they will attend in their capacity as 'senior royals'. They announced in January that they would formally step down from royal duties in the spring.

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