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Royal Adieu: Harry and Meghan make their royal appearances.

The iconic couple received a standing ovation at Mountbatten music festival
by Annie Siby | March 08, 2020 22:01 IST
Royal Adieu: Harry and Meghan make their royal appearances.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, made one of their final appearances as working royals yesterday. They attended the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall. It was their penultimate official duty, as holders of the royal office.

 
For the occasion, the couple chose to wear matching bright red outfits. This is noticeably in defiance of the royal code of conduct, which demands sober and modest dressing. Harry dressed sharply, in Royal Marines jacket. He'll likely be donning the official outfit for the last time. Meghan Markle stood out in a Safiyaa cape dress, along with Manolo Blahnik satin clutch. The pair turned heads at the event, wearing complementing scarlet red outfits.
 
The couple will step back from positions as working royals by the end of this month. They will return to Canada, on self-imposed exile, jettisoning royal duties and title as 'senior royals'. Harry and Meghan created a stir among fans of the Windsor family, following the announcement of their decision to relinquish full-time royal duties. They seek to become financially independent of the royal family. The couple intends to divide their time between the U.K and North America while serving and honouring Queen Elizabeth II.
 
On March 9, the couple will perform their final royal duty at Westminster Abbey, for the Commonwealth Day service. This will be the first time the couple meets the Queen since their announcement. The service will be joined by Prince William and Kate Middleton along with other senior royal members.
 
Meghan Markle and Harry Windsor will cease to bear the position of working royals as of 31st March 2020. Meghan, 38 and Harry, 35 shares 10-month-old son, Archie.


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