In what will reportedly be their last event for the royal family, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to return to the U.K. next month.
Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been settling into their new place in Canada, it looks like they’re heading back overseas for a brief trip for one last royal duty.
According to reports, Queen Elizabeth II has requested that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex return to the U.K. for the annual Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey on March 9. They’re also expected to bring their infant son, Archie, along for the trip.
This event would end their time as senior members of the royal family, after officially announcing their intention to drop their royal titles. The two will no longer receive public funds and will stop attending royal duties. The couple also intends to repay U.K. taxpayers for renovating their Windsor home.
Though there are still some details to iron out given the unusual circumstances of the decision by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the decision seems to have been an overall positive one. Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the royal family have been supportive of the couple.
When they announced their decision the Queen released a statement saying, “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family. I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.”
Meanwhile, the couple is starting to re-shape their own careers. Most recently, they turned down an invitation to present an award at the Oscars. But they did speak at an event for JP Morgan in Miami where they were believed to have been paid $1 Million for attending. With Prince Harry talking about the effects of losing his mother Princess Diana at a young age, and Markle talking about their marriage.
Following their trip to the U.K., the couple is expected to return to their mansion on Vancouver Island.