At the end of 2019, the Sussexes took an extended, seven-weeks-long break from the public eye. Harry and Meghan skipped the royal family’s traditional winter visit to Sandringham, instead celebrating Christmas and the New Year privately, and traveling to Canada to spend time out of the spotlight with their 8-month-old son.
Little is known about their vacation aside from a sweet story about how Meghan helped to take a fan’s photograph on a hike, and one adorable photo of Archie, all bundled up in his father’s arms.
Now they are heading back to work, and their first public engagement will be a visit to Canada House in London tomorrow to thank Janice Charette, the High Commissioner in Canada to the U.K., and her staff for “the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada.”
While at Canada House, which is similar to what Americans might refer to as an embassy, Harry and Meghan will also take in a special exhibition by the Indigenous Canadian artist Skawennati and will meet with various members of the High Commission team who work to support the partnership between Canada and the U.K.
The royal couple seems to be returning to business as usual with this engagement, but it’s unclear if their approach to royal duty will shift in 2020. Harry and Meghan have spoken candidly about their struggles with the tabloid press, and are both currently pursuing lawsuits against separate media organizations. They also have big plans to launch Sussex Royal, their new charitable foundation, in the coming months.