Meghan Markle will face her toughest royal test yet when the Queen hosts the biggest gathering of heads of state ever to be held in the UK during a Commonwealth summit – and Meghan and Prince Harry are poised to take on roles usually reserved for Prince William and Kate.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, known as CHOGM, takes place in London in April and will have added significance this year because of Brexit.
The Government is hoping to use the summit of 52 Commonwealth countries, which is being held at venues including Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, as a platform to kick-start free trade talks with non EU countries in preparation for Britain’s exit from the bloc on March 29, 2019.
The Royal Family will be central to the week-long event, with the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla and younger royals including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry all expected to take part.
Meghan, 36, expressed a desire to find out more about the Commonwealth during an interview with Harry following their engagement last November. It is thought she will accompany Harry, 33, on a number of appointments – with speculation the couple may even need to step in for William and Kate because their third baby is due around the time of the conference, which starts on April 16.
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