On July 06, 2019 members of the Royal Family joined The Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the christening of their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Prince Charles, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Diana’s sisters Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, and Duchess Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland joined a small group of guests including the chosen godparents at a Private Chapel at Windsor Castle for the ceremony. The Queen was unable to attend due to prior engagements.
Photographer Chris Allerton took the portraits in the Green Drawing Room (the same room wedding portraits were taken in) and the Rose Garden at Windsor Castle.
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.
Today, June 29, 2019 Meghan, Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at the Boston Red Sox VS New York Yankees Baseball Game.
In her second public appearance while on maternity leave, The Duchess of Sussex joined Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex to watch the first of a two game series of the Major League Baseball (London Series), in support of Invictus Games.
Tonight’s game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox took place at London stadium, Olympic Park and is the first time Major League Baseball are hosting two regular season games in Europe.
Invictus Games has been selected as charity partner for the Major League Baseball 2019 Series. The Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel and veterans participate. It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness.
As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s Softball 60, the social softball series built for the city and targeted to introduce the sport to new audiences and demonstrate that it is an inclusive sport.
During their visit The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with players from The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox where they received gifts for Baby Archie. Afterwards, the couple attended a reception for Invictus Games competitors and their friends and family.
Before settling in the watch the game Harry and Meghan headed to the field with competitors to observe the national anthems performed by the Kingdom Choir, who performed at the couple’s wedding and to see the first pitch be thrown.
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.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped out with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle (where they had their royal wedding reception!) on Wednesday, two days after welcoming the new addition to the royal family. Wearing a white sleeveless dress by London-based British designer Grace Wales Bonner, Meghan was glowing as she stood beside Harry, who held their newborn son in his arms.
Asked what it’s like being a new mom, Meghan said: “It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing. I have the best two guys in the world, so I’m really happy.” She went on to say that Baby Sussex “has the sweetest temperament. He’s really calm.” Harry then added, “I don’t know where he gets that from!”
“He’s just been a dream,” Meghan said. “It’s been a special couple of days.”
When asked whether the baby takes after anyone, Meghan said: “We’re still trying to figure that out.” Harry added: “Everyone says babies change so much over two weeks. We’re basically monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month, really. His looks are changing every single day, so who knows?”
When asked about parenting, Harry said: “It’s great. Parenting is amazing. It’s only been two and a half days, but we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy. Harry said they were looking forward to spending some “precious times with him as he slowly, slowly starts to grow up.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
EDUCATION FOR ALL: On day two of Their Royal Highness’ tour of Morocco, education took center stage. The Duke and Duchess traveled by helicopter to the Atlas mountains to visit Asni and the ‘Education for All’ boarding houses there. The boarding houses run by a Moroccan NGO, provide access to secondary school learning for girls between the ages of 12 and 18 who live in rural areas live nearer to their school so they can continue their education. Upon The Duke and Duchess’s arrival the girl’s greeted them with a welcome song. Inside the classroom, Harry and Meghan talked with girls studying for exams, and chatted about what courses they would like to take in university, and what careers they would like to pursue. In their second visit The Duke and Duchess visited Lycée Collegial Le Grand Atlas, a school next to the ‘Education for All’ boarding houses where students were practicing their English. During this visit a Henna ceremony was performed on The Duchess of Sussex, which is a Moroccan tradition for pregnant women and the couple spoke with teachers from the Lycée Collegial Le Grand Atlas, and then enjoyed watching a football match after classes, meeting with the players.
Later in the afternoon, The Duke of Sussex presented Founder of ‘Education for All’, Michael McHugo, with an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2019 for services to improving gender quality in education in Morocco. The presentation happened on the roof of the original ‘Education for All’ boarding house. After the ceremony, The Duke and Duchess met with some of the girls’ who have lived in the ‘Education for All’ boarding houses, and well as tose who have helped make ‘Education for All’ a success, including housemothers, who look after around 40 girls in each boarding house throughout the week.
EVENING RECEPTION: For their final engagement of the day The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a reception at the official residence of the British Ambassador, Thomas Reilly in Rabat. Greeted by Reilly;s daughters and welcomed with a traditional rose-water ceremony they met young entrepreneurs, influential women in Moroccan society, military representatives and disabled athletes.
OFFICIAL WELCOME: It’s officially the start of The Duke and Duchess’s brief three-day tour of Morocco! The tour will focus heavily on girl’s education and empowerment as well as supporting children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The couple arrived an hour late to Casablanca Airport due to a flight delay with a small entourage. They were officially welcomed by the British Ambassador to Morocco Thomas Reilly, his wife, and other officials. Prince Harry then went on to inspect a Guard of Honour and the couple were then greeted by 15 year old Crown Prince Moulay Hassan at the Royal Residence.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped out for a gala night for a new play that heralds a cause close to their hearts on Tuesday.
The royal couple, who are expecting their first child this spring, attended a special performance at the Natural History Museum in London of Wider Earth, a new theater production that supports their work on behalf of protecting forests around the world.
The Duchess of Sussex sported a monochrome look for the outing, pairing a cream-colored turtleneck dress by Calvin Klein with a coat by Amanda Wakeley, which she previously wore in March 2018 for a church service celebrating Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey. She carried the olive green clutch and green suede pumps she wore for Prince Louis’ christening last summer, and swept her hair into a romantic updo.
Inside the historic London landmark museum, the couple met donors and children and took a peek at some of the exhibits on show, including a preserved common octopus collected by Darwin in 1832, a first copy of On The Origin of Species, and a collection of wasps he made on The Beagle and other voyages.
The production centers around Charles Darwin’s journey aboard the HMS Beagle. The event was in support of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which Harry, 34, is president, and the production’s official charitable partner, The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) — a network of conservation initiatives to conserve indigenous forests across the globe.
Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attended The Endeavour Fund Awards at Draper’s Hall in London, England. Meghan fist attended the awards last year while engaged to Harry. The awards recognize the significant achievement of nine members of the Armed Forces Community who were injured or fell ill in service, but have gone on to use sport and adventurous challenge as part of their recovery and rehabilitation. The Endeavour Fund, led by The Duke of Sussex and The Royal Foundation, provides financial backing and guidance to programmes and charities across the UK that support thousands of service personnel and veterans reach their full potential. There are three nominees for each award that have been chosen from a long list of applicants. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chaired the judging panel which has decided the final winners, who were announced at the Endeavour Fund Awards ceremony.
Upon arrival Harry and Meghan attended the pre-ceremony reception where they met the nominees, as well as endeavour participants and key supporters of the Endeavour Fund. At the ceremony Meghan presented the award for Celebrating Excellence Award to Nathan Forster, before presenting the award Meghan said: “I’m so, so grateful to be back. Last year was my first time coming and it was such a meaningful night. Before the reception Harry and I were talking to all the nominees and in speaking to one of them he said, you know after I mentioned to him, ‘Gosh the impact you guys make is huge. It’s so much bigger than you.’ No it’s not about us, it’s the ripple effect. And, in true modesty of all the nominees; yes it is about the ripple effect. What I admired in him – and I feel is true about all the nominees – is you don’t have that ripple effect unless each of you is brave enough to make that first wave. It’s so important to remember that because what you’re doing is inspiring so many people – so thank you from all of us for being that inspiration.”
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