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Meghan Markle takes on first engagement with The Queen

The Royal Family gathered at Westminster Abbey earlier today for the Commonwealth service, but all eyes were on the bride-to-be, Meghan Markle as today marked the first official engagement with Her Majesty.

Prince Harry’s fiancee was relaxed and confident as she joined in signing the National Anthem, apparently knowing all the words which she will need to become a citizen.

Arriving alongside The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle all gathered outside the Abbey to quickly take in a musical performance out front.

Other members of the Royal Family in attendance included Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, Princess Anne and the Countess of Wessex.

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The 2000-strong congregation also included Prime Minister Thersa May, Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat, other senior politicians from all across the Commonwealth and 800 schoolchildren and youth.

 During their engagement interview, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spoke of the Commonwealth and their plans to working with its youth.
After the service, a few of the royals wandered through the yard, greeting school children, where one sweet girl curtsied to Ms Markle.
“The service was beautiful, especially the choir and the music” Ms Markle said to a school teacher.
“Great to see people from all over the world so well represented at the service”.
One well-wisher spoke to Ms Markle about her upcoming wedding to which she admitted she is “very, very excited.”

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Next month, London and Windsor will play host to the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings which will see leaders ascend on the city. As Queen Elizabeth no longer travels overseas, this will likely be her last chance to attend one of the meetings.

Last week, The Queen released her Commonwealth message where she spoke of how the Commonwealth will “work more collaboratively towards a common future.”
Adding that: “these gatherings are themselves fine examples of how consensus and commitment can help to create a future that is fairer, more secure, more prosperous and sustainable.”

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