Queen Elizabeth has requested that Harry and Meghan return to the UK for a royal family affair.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could be heading back to the United Kingdom sooner than they expected.
Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly requested that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend one final royal event before settling into their non-royal lives in Canada.
According to The Sunday Times, the Queen asked them to join the rest of the family at the annual Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9.
Markle, 38, Harry, 35, and their son Archie, who will be turning 10 months old, are all expected to attend.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who officially gave up their sovereign funds and HRH titles in January following their decision to step down as senior members of the royal family, have been staying in Canada. The couple made their first public appearance at an exclusive JPMorgan event on Thursday, but details about the banking company’s summit were all very hush-hush.
Now, according to HELLO! Magazine, the queen has requested Harry and Meghan return to the UK for the annual Commonwealth Day multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey in London.
The duke and duchess are president and vice-president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of course, and were asked to join the rest of the royal family, which will include the queen, along with Prince William and Kate, and Prince Charles and Camilla.
Commonwealth Day is set to take place on 9 March this year, and Harry and Meghan’s return will also reportedly mark the final round of official engagements for the couple who will officially transition into their new working model after that as it is expected to coming into effect in the spring of 2020.
Since announcing in January their decision to step down as “senior members” of the royal family, the family of three has been living outside Vancouver, Canada. Markle has been spotted going on hikes and making low-key appearances at multiple charitable organizations.
After holding a summit to discuss how “Megxit” would play out, the Queen voiced her support for their decision in a statement, in which she said she hopes the agreement will allow Markle and Harry to embark on a “happy and peaceful new life.”