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Busy schedule announced for Duke and Duchess of Sussex

As the summer break comes to an end, Kensington Palace has announced an array of engagements for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

To start off, on 29 August, Prince Harry and Meghan will attend a gala performance of Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre in support of Sentebale.

Lin Manuel-Miranda, creator of the hit show, will join the guests of honour in an evening to raise funds for children and youth affected by HIV.

As patron of WellChild, Prince Harry will attend the WellChild Awards accompanied by the Duchess on 4 September. The Duke has been patron of WellChild for the past 10 years.

“The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country’s seriously ill young people and the dedication of those who go the extra mile to keep children healthy and happy, including the outstanding health, social care and education professionals.”

Before the ceremony where Prince Harry will give a speech and present the Award for Most Inspirational Child (aged four-six), the Duke and Duchess will join the young winners and their families and nominated healthcare members at a pre-ceremony reception.

Lastly, on 6 September, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will watch a one-time-only concert. 100 Days of Peace will honour the centenary of the end of the First World War and will be held at Central Hall Westminster.

The evening will be hosted by Royal Armouries to support charities that support military veterans dealing with mental health challenges.  Help for Heroes, Combat Stress and Heads Together – The Royal Foundation’s campaign and mental health initiative will benefit from the concert.

The concert will include performances by Lesley Garrett; ‘He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’ – a poem by WB Yeats published in 1899, and the opening lines from ‘For the Fallen’, written by Laurence Binyon in 1914. The Royal Choral Society and the Philharmonia Orchestra will also perform The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace conducted by Sir Karl Jenkins.

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