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A look at Harry and Meghan’s last engagements as working royals


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As Buckingham Palace announced new details about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s timeline for stepping back as full-time working royals, a series of engagements were revealed for the end of February and early March.

Harry will be back in the UK next week for an Invictus event; and Harry and Meghan will undertake engagements in the first week of March, culminating with Commonwealth Day. Here are their final engagements as working royals:

28 February

Harry will attend an Invictus Games event with rocker Jon Bon Jovi to tie in with the upcoming games in The Hague. Bon Jovi will re-record his hit song ‘Unbroken’ with the Invictus Games Choir in support of this year’s games.

5 March

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Harry and Meghan will attend the Endeavour Fund Awards, an annual event on their calendar. The Endeavour Awards honour people who have been injured in service and have found the strength and determination to recover and find new paths to make an impact on their community.

6 March

Harry will visit the Silverstone Experience with racing legend Lewis Hamilton. The Silverstone Experience is a new and innovative centre that spotlights the history of Silverstone, a racing circuit in Northamptonshire, and the history of British Motor Sports.

7 March

Harry and Meghan will attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music, which Harry will attend—for the final time—in his capacity as Captain-General of the Royal Marines. The concert, held at the Royal Albert Hall, features the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines and showcases their musical skill and pageantry.

8 March

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Meghan will mark International Women’s Day with an engagement that has yet to be announced. Last year, she attended an International Women’s Day Panel organised by The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

9 March

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join The Queen and other members of the Royal Family—the confirmed list of attendees has not yet been announced, but all senior members of the family are expected to attend—for the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey.

Afterwards

The Sussexes have no further engagements announced after 9 March, and their Buckingham Palace office is slated to close on the last day of the month.

Buckingham Palace officials noted that from 1 April, they plan to be in the UK often, with Harry attending the London Marathon in April and the couple attending the Invictus Games in May.



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Jess is a communications professional and freelance writer who lives in Halifax and has a passion for all things royal, particularly the British Royal Family.