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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Canada House

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are back to work tomorrow with a special engagement to honour their recent stay in Canada.

Harry and Meghan will visit Canada House in London to meet with the High Commissioner in Canada to the UK, Her Excellency Janice Charette. The visit, as announced by Buckingham Palace, is to “thank [Her Excellency and staff] for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada.”

“The UK is home to a vibrant and diverse community of expat Canadians,” the Buckingham Palace press release continues.

“Up to 500,000 Canadians currently live in the UK, a figure that reflects the strong, historic and enduring bond between the two countries.”

During their visit to Canada House, the royal couple will also view artwork by indigenous artist Skawwenati at the Canada Gallery, and meet with other staff members who work at the High Commission “in a range of sectors supporting the partnership between Canada and the UK.”

Harry and Meghan previously visited Canada House on Commonwealth Day in 2019.

The visit to Canada House comes after Harry and Meghan and Archie spent the holidays in Canada, as confirmed by their representatives just before Christmas.

“The decision to base themselves in Canada reflects the importance of this Commonwealth country to them both,” their representative stated a few days before Christmas.

“The Duke of Sussex has been a frequent visitor to Canada over many years, and it was also home to The Duchess for seven years before she became a member of the Royal Family.

“They are enjoying sharing the warmth of the Canadian people and the beauty of the landscape with their young son.”

Over the holidays, they were spotted on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The couple stopped to help another couple take photos on New Year’s Day during a hike in the woods. Harry and Meghan also shared a photo of Archie and his father to Instagram as a look back at 2019.

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