On July 04, 2019 The Duchess of Sussex attended Day 4 of the Wimbledon Championships.
The Duchess was on hand to cheer on best friend Serena Williams as she took on 18-year-old Slovenian Kaja Juvan in the second round of the championships. Serena is one step closer in going after her twenty-fourth Grand Slam title as she won the match-up.
Meghan was joined court-side by two close friends from Northwestern University, Lindsay Roth and Genevieve Hillis. The rumor mill suspects that these two are the ‘private citizens’ chosen to be Baby Archie’s godparents.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > July 02 | Wimbledon – Day 2 – The Championships
On June 08, 2019 The Royal Family gathered for Trooping The Colour.
Trooping The Colour marks The Queen’s official birthday which is actually on April 21. Each June over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians come together in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare. The parade travels from Buckingham Palace and down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, with Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages.
The display closes with an RAF fly-past, watched by Members of the Royal Family from Buckingham Palace balcony.
The Duchess of Sussex took a break from her maternity leave to join the festivites with The Duke of Sussex. This year the couple shared a carriage with The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cambridge.
Appearances & Engagements Photos > Engagements in 2019 > June 08 | Trooping The Colour
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs this morning.
The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz.
The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news.
The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.
Her Royal Highness and the baby are both doing well.
On March 17, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended The Christening of Lena Tindall
, the daughter of Mike and Zara. Zara Tindall is William and Harry’s first cousin and Prince Harry was chosen as one of the godparents. The couple joined other members of The Royal Family including The Queen at the low key event.
Appearances & Engagements Photos > Engagements in 2019 > March 17 | Lena Tindall Christening
On March 11, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex marked Commonwealth Day at Canada House celebrating the diverse community of Canadians living around the UK. The couple watched young children during a demonstration of the Canadian spring tradition of making maple taffy. They then met with young Canadians working in fashion, the arts, business and academia. Before departing the couple signed the visitors book and accepted gifts for Baby Sussex.
Later in the day Harry and Meghan joined other members of The Royal Family for The Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey. Organised by The Royal Commonwealth Society, the Commonwealth Day Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom and at the end of the service there was a procession of Commonwealth flags.
Engagements in 2019 > March 11 | Commonwealth Day Youth Event At Canada House
Engagements in 2019 > March 11 | Commonwealth Day Service At Westminster Abbey
On International Womens Day March 08, 2019 The Duchess of Sussex, Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust joined a special panel of female thought-leaders and activists to discuss a range of issues affecting women today. Hosted by Kings College London, the event brought together Annie Lennox OBE, founder of The Circle, an organisation supporting and empowering women’s lives around the world; Adwoa Aboah, founder of Gurls Talk, an open community where young girls can talk about the issues that matter to them; Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London. Also on the panel was Chrisann Jarrett, Founder of Let us Learn; and Angeline Murimirwa, Executive Director of the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) in Africa and co-founder of CAMA, a pan-African network of young female leaders and Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor of The Economist was chair. In front of In front of an audience of students, opinion formers and young leaders The Duchess spoke at length about the obstacles that women face and the global opportunities that could be unlocked if girls and women are treated fairly and equally alongside men.
A video of the panel will be available soon.
Appearances & Engagements Photos > Engagements in 2019 > March 08 | International Women’s Day Panel Discussion
Today, March 06, 2019
The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance on stage at We Day in London. Kensington Palace had announced last week that Prince Harry would be attending the event which supports and encourages young people to take part in positive social change. There was no mention of Meghan of attending. At the end of his speech, Prince Harry invited Meghan up on the stage, she didn’t speak, but during his speech Harry quoted one of Meghan’s favorite Martin Luther King quotes:
As my wife often reminds me with one of her favourite quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. – “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
I highly reccommend that you check out Prince Harry’s full speech, which you can read here.
Appearances & Engagements Photos > Engagements in 2019 > March 06 | WE Day UK
Today March 05, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by The Queen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Investiture of The Prince of Wales. Prince Charles was created The Prince of Wales at aged 9 on July 26th 1958 and His Royal Highness was formally invested with the title by Her Majesty on July 1st 1969. Before the Investiture Prince Charles spent a term at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, learning to speak Welsh, and after being Invested he embarked on a tour of Wales. In attendance at today’s reception at Buckingham Palace are representatives from The Prince of Wales’s many Welsh charities and patronages. The Royal Family and guests were entertained by students from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.
Appearance Photos > Engagements in 2019 > March 05 | 50th Anniversary of the Investiture of Prince Charles
HORSING AROUND: Today is the final day of The Duke and Duchess’s three-day visit to Morocco. Their first stop of the day was to the Royal Equestrian Club in Rabat. Their Royal Highnesses saw first hand how equine therapy helps disabled children and young people with mental health challenges. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with disabled young people grooming horses at the Royal Equestrian Club and heard how spending time with horses is a source of therapy for them. They also met with staff who work at the Royal Equestrian Club, and mental health representatives involved in the program. Harry and Meghan also viewed a riding demonstration.
VIDEOS: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Visit Moroccan Equestrian Club
BIG BITE: From there The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took part in a cooking demonstration with children from disadvantaged backgrounds, with Chef Moha, an awarding-winning chef, known for reinventing Moroccan cuisine. Children made Cherine Mallah’s Moroccan Pancakes from ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’ – the charity cookbook, supported by The Duchess, which celebrates the power of cooking to bring communities together. The Duchess later went on to swap cookbooks with Chef Moha, leaving a personal message to him saying: “Chef Moha. Wishing you continued success and congratulating you on your incredible work in engaging the community in cooking. All the best. Meghan”.
VIDEOS: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Taste Traditional Moroccan Food | ‘That’s a Big Bite!’
MOROCCAN CULTURE: In the last public engagement of the day Harry and Meghan visited Rabat’s Andalusian Gardens to meet some of Morocco’s young social entrepreneurs. Many of these young people here are working to address youth unemployment and supporting vulnerable communities. Their Royal Highnesses got the chance to see more of Moroccan’s vibrant culture, meeting local artisans in the Andalusian Gardens who showed and gifted The Duke and Duchess some of their creations.
VIDEOS: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Visit Andalusian Gardens
FAREWELL: To conclude the tour The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended an audience with Mohammed VI of Morocco, The King of Morocco at a Royal Residence. While there Their Royal Highnesses presented letters from Her Majesty The Queen to The King and bid farewell to Mohammed VI of Morocco, his son The Crown Prince of Morocco, Prince Moulay Hassan, and The King of Morocco’s sisters, Princess Lalla Hasna and Princess Lalla Meryem.
VIDEOS: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Meet King Mohammed VI
Appearances & Engagements Photos > Engagements in 2019 > Morocco Tour > February 25 | Morocco Tour – Day 3 – Set 1
Appearances & Engagements Photos > Engagements in 2019 > Morocco Tour > February 25 | Morocco Tour – Day 3 – Set 2
Appearances & Engagements Photos > Engagements in 2019 > Morocco Tour > February 25 | Morocco Tour – Day 3 – Set 3