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Which Platinum Jubilee Event Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Attend with the Royal Family?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry won’t join the royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping the Colour, but they will reunite with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royals for another Platinum Jubilee event.

The couple, who will travel from their California home to the U.K. with their two children for the weekend of festivities marking the monarch’s 70 years on the throne, is expected to attend the service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, June 3, according to The Telegraph.

Many members of the royal family are expected to attend the event, including Prince Andrew, the Queen’s son who is no longer a working royal following his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Some of the Queen’s older great-grandchildren, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, may also attend the Friday ceremony, although Meghan and Harry’s two children — Archie Harrison, 3, and Lilibet Diana, who will turn 1 on June 4 — are believed to be too young for the outing.

News that Meghan, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, would travel to the U.K. for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations came shortly after Queen Elizabeth, 96, announced that only working members of the royal family will appear for the traditional Buckingham Palace balcony appearance as part of Trooping the Colour, the monarch’s annual public birthday celebration.

“After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd of June will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.

This change in tradition does not include Meghan and Harry, who stepped back as senior members of the royal family in 2020, and Prince Andrew following his recent lawsuits. However, it’s possible that Meghan and Prince Harry will appear at Trooping the Colour in another capacity, such as taking part in a carriage ride as part of the parade.

It’s likely that Meghan and Prince Harry will attend other events throughout the weekend as well.

On Saturday, June 4, members of the royal family will attend the Derby at Epsom, followed by the Platinum Party at the Palace in the evening, with performances by Queen + Adam Lambert, Diana Ross and more.

The four-day celebration will wrap with the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday, June 5, featuring a parade down The Mall to the Palace in London.

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May 22 | Polo tournament

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out for a star-studded polo tournament in Santa Barbara yesterday. Harry recently joined polo team Los Padres. The team took home the Lisle Nixon Memorial trophy at yesterday’s event, which was open to the public and attracted stars including Rebel Wilson and Meghan’s actress BFF Abigail Spencer. Meghan was on hand to present the prize.

Embracing the beautiful sunny weather, Meghan opted for a pair of high-waisted, loose-fitting, tailored shorts by New York label Khaite, a brand she has worn on a number of occasions, including recently during the Invictus Games, where she teamed one of the label’s bodysuits with a pair of black trousers.
The duchess added a chunky black Khaite belt to her polo-match look – and paired them with her trusty black Aquazzura court shoes and a long-sleeved polka-dot blouse. She finished the look off with a pair of statement sunglasses and a wide-brimmed black straw hat.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will Attend Queen’s Jubilee in U.K.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are heading to the U.K. next month — with son Archie Harrison and daughter Lilibet Diana!

“Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honored to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children,” according to a spokesperson for the couple.

The trip will be the first time Lili, who was born in California last year, will visit her dad’s homeland. She’ll likely even celebrate her first birthday on June 4 during the trip.

The news comes shortly after Queen Elizabeth announced that only working members of the royal family will appear for the traditional Buckingham Palace balcony appearance as part of Trooping the Colour, the monarch’s annual public birthday celebration.

Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, will not be part of the appearance. Harry’s uncle Prince Andrew, who is no longer a working royal following his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, will also not be included on the balcony.

“After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd of June will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman says.

The family members who will appear on the palace balcony during Trooping the Colour will be the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. The Queen’s cousins, the Duke of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra will also be in attendance.

William and Kate’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, are expected to be there along with Edward and Sophie’s kids, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn. Princess Anne’s husband Sir Tim Laurence may also appear as he’s a frequent supporter of his wife during her public duties.

The birthday parade, which will take place on June 2, kicks off a long weekend of commemorations for the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. The long weekend ends with a special parade through central London on Sunday, June 5.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may appear at another event, such as the Service of Thanksgiving on June 3. Traditionally, members of the extended family have attended the Thanksgiving Service at the Jubilees — most recently of 10 and 20 years ago.

Harry and his wife Meghan stopped in the U.K. for a visit with the monarch at Windsor Castle in April as the couple made their way to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games.

“It was great, it was really nice to see her. To see her in an element of privacy was nice,” Harry said.

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April 17 | Invictus Games 2020 – Day 2

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are celebrating Easter on the sidelines for the Invictus Games.

After attending the event’s opening ceremony on Saturday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out to watch some of the competition during the Invictus Games, including a volleyball match. Meghan, 40, sported jeans with a white coat, while Prince Harry, 37, wore the Invictus Games logo on a black quarter-zip sweater.

In addition to meeting — and posing for photos! — with a number of the athletes, Meghan and Harry also bent down to give pets to a competitor’s dog. The couple have two family dogs of their own in California, Guy and Pula.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Arrive at Invictus Games Opening Ceremony Hand-in-Hand

After two years of delays, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are finally kicking off the Invictus Games in The Hague!

Although the Invictus Games hosted in the Netherlands was originally scheduled for 2020, the Paralympic-style event was delayed until 2021 and then again to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, were beaming at the opening ceremony on Saturday night.

For their arrival on the yellow carpet, Prince Harry wore a grey suit sans ties for the event, while Meghan sported an off-the-shoulder white top and black trousers.

Prince Harry and Meghan attended a welcome reception for athletes on Friday night before watching the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge on Saturday ahead of the opening ceremony. The couple even got in on the action, with Prince Harry joining a team to take on a driving obstacle course.

Later, Meghan and Harry jumped in mini kiddie cars, taking the passenger seats as young drivers took the wheel around a course.

Meghan previously joined Prince Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto (her adopted hometown, where she lived while starring on Suits), where they made their official public debut as a couple. She was by his side again in 2018 for the Sydney Games, shortly after the couple announced they were expecting their first child, son Archie Harrison.

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April 15 – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Attend First Event of the Invictus Games

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are in the Netherlands and getting ready for the Invictus Games.

On Friday, the couple made their first appearance at a welcome reception for teams as well as their family and friends in The Hague. Meghan sported an all white ensemble featuring wide-leg trousers with a matching oversized blazer, while Harry opted for a suit sans tie.

The couple met members of Ukraine’s team, who gifted Prince Harry with a calendar from the organization Come Back Alive. Launched in 2014, Come Back Alive became the biggest organization providing support to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to their website.

This evening, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will also attend a second reception for dignitaries hosted by the City of The Hague and Dutch Ministry of Defence.

On their way to the Invictus Games, Meghan and Prince Harry made a stop in the U.K. to visit with Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

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Duchess Meghan Will Join Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands This Weekend

As founder, Prince Harry considers the Invictus Games to be one of, if not the most, important event on his working calendar. And this week, he will make his trip to the sporting event in the Netherlands even more special by bringing along his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

A spokesperson for the Sussexes confirms to BAZAAR.com that Meghan will join Harry in The Hague this weekend, marking their first joint visit to Europe since stepping back from their working royal roles in 2020.

The duchess is expected to spend the first few days of the games alongside the Duke of Sussex, who will remain in the country for the duration of the international competition, which runs from April 16 to 22.

This is the fifth Invictus Games and will see teams from 20 different countries—including South Korea, Estonia, Canada, Australia, Poland, Iraq, and the United States—compete in events such as athletics, archery, wheelchair basketball, cycling, powerlifting, swimming, sitting volleyball, and indoor rowing. The Netherlands was originally due to host the games in 2020, but the event had to be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The games—one of the largest sporting events, akin to the Paralympics—were launched by Harry in 2014 and provide a chance for sick or injured military personnel and veterans to compete.

Harry and Meghan made their first public appearance as a couple at the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017, where they were seen walking hand in hand. And in 2018, the pair watched the games in Sydney, Australia.

Last week, Harry surprised Team UK athletes at their final training camp before they travel this week to The Hague. The duke made a video call to members, including 33-year-old team captain and British Royal Air Force veteran Rachel Williamson, wishing them luck.

“For a lot of you, you’ve already, as far as I’m concerned, you’ve already won gold by just getting to this point,” he told them via Zoom. “The fact that you are sitting there now wearing that strip and you are able to wear the Union Jack on your arm again, that means so much to every single one of you.”

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Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex Sets Up First Spotify Podcast

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex is to host a podcast series about the common stereotypes that have historically generalized women as the first project from her and Prince Harry’s Archewell Audio after striking a multi-million dollar deal with Spotify.

The audio streaming service has set Archetypes to launch later this year.

The series will see Meghan Markle investigate the labels that try to hold women back. She will speak with historians and experts to uncover the origin of these stereotypes and have uncensored conversations with women who know all too well how these typecasts shape narratives.

It comes after Spotify was quick to dampen tabloid speculation that it was growing frustrated by the fact that only one episode of a podcast has so far emerged from the royal deal since it was announced in December 2020.

“This is how we talk about women: the words that raise our girls, and how the media reflects women back to us . . . but where do these stereotypes come from? And how do they keep showing up and defining our lives,” Markle said in the teaser. “This is Archetypes — the podcast where we dissect, explore, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back. I’ll have conversations with women who know all too well how these typecasts shape our narratives. And I’ll talk to historians to understand how we even got here in the first place.”

Archetypes will be produced by Archewell Audio in partnership with Gimlet Media for Spotify. Markle, Ben Browning, Archewell’s Head of Content, and Rebecca Sananes, Archewell’s Head of Audio, will serve as executive producers alongside Dawn Ostroff, Courtney Holt, and Julie McNamara for Spotify. The teaser was produced in partnership with Little Everywhere, a podcast production house led by Jane Marie.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Receive President’s Award at NAACP Image Awards

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will receive the President’s Award at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards, the NAACP announced Thursday.

The honor, recognizing notable achievement and valued public service, will be handed out at the ceremony airing live on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. on BET. Previous honorees include Muhammad Ali, Colin Powell, Soledad O’Brien, Condoleezza Rice, LeBron James, Rihanna and Jay-Z.

“We’re thrilled to present this award to Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who together have heeded the call to social justice and have joined the struggle for equity both in the U.S. and around the world,” said NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson in a statement. “Not only do they continue to lead by example, The Duke and Duchess have also decided to inspire the next generation of activists through the NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award, ensuring the support and recognition of generations of civil rights leaders to come.”

The NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award is a newly established annual award that is supported by the couple’s global nonprofit, Archewell Foundation, and administered by the NAACP. The award will honor individuals who are not only leaders of transformational change in progressing civil and human rights, but who also seek advancements in the digital rights space and work to expand equity.

This year’s recipient is author and scholar Safiya Noble, Ph.D., an internet studies scholar and professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at UCLA. Additionally, she is co-founder and faculty director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2), which works with the Archewell Foundation.

“It’s a true honor to be recognized by President Derrick Johnson and the NAACP, whose efforts to propel racial justice and civil rights are as vital today as they were nearly 115 years ago,” said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a statement. “We’re proud to support the NAACP’s work and to also partner with the organization on the newly created annual NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award, which will be bestowed to Dr. Safiya Noble as part of the 53rd NAACP Image Awards.”

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November 10 – 2021 Salute to Freedom gala

Meghan Markle joined Prince Harry at a special New York City event to honor veterans ahead of Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in the U.K.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at the Intrepid Museum on Wednesday night for the 2021 Salute to Freedom gala in regal red carpet style: Harry sported a classic black suit and bow tie pinned with four medals and the cross for Knight Commander of Royal Victorian Order around his neck. Meghan wore a show-stopping red gown by Carolina Herrera with coordinating heels by Giuseppe Zanotti. Both adorned their outfits with a red poppy, the symbol used since 1921 to commemorate military members who have died in war. The Intrepid Museum’s Salute to Freedom gala recognizes extraordinary leadership and honors the men and women who serve.

When a reporter on the red carpet asked Meghan if she was proud of Prince Harry, she turned and said, “I’m always proud of him.”

The couple have been busy this week with their own separate endeavors leading up to Wednesday’s Gala. Duchess Meghan appeared on the New York Times’ Dealbook Online Summit to discuss the importance of paid parental leave for all and economic equity for women, while Harry was a guest speaker at a recent WIRED magazine conference, speaking out against misinformation online.

“Look, there’s certainly a precedent amongst my husband’s family and the royal family of not having any involvement in politics, but paid leave, from my standpoint, is a humanitarian issue,” said Meghan during her conversation. “My husband has always said, ‘With great privilege comes great responsibility,’ but even before I had any sort of privilege in my life, when my life and my lifestyle were very different, I always just stood up for what’s right.”

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Duchess Meghan Defends Paid-Leave Lobbying: “I Will Always Stand Up for What’s Right”

The Duchess of Sussex is standing up for what’s right. Meghan joined the New York Times DealBook Online Summit for a conversation focused on how women can reach economic and professional parity. The Archewell Foundation cofounder opened up about her business experience, as well as her recent efforts campaigning for paid family leave, which saw her reach out to senators and Congress.

Though her efforts contributed to paid family leave being added back into President Joe Biden’s signature Build Back Better legislation, her activism came under scrutiny by sections of the press as commentators and palace aides claimed it clashed with the royal family’s policy of not getting involved in politics. But speaking to host and New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, the duchess said the issue is far from political.

“I don’t see this as a political issue, frankly,” she said during the Minding the Gap session, where she appeared alongside co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments Mellody Hobson. “Look, there’s certainly a precedent amongst my husband’s family and the royal family of not having any involvement in politics, but paid leave, from my standpoint, is a humanitarian issue.” Continue reading Duchess Meghan Defends Paid-Leave Lobbying: “I Will Always Stand Up for What’s Right”

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Meghan Markle Made a Rare Appearance in a Button-Down and Jeans to Read The Bench

Meghan Markle has spent the last couple of weeks out of the public eye following her New York City trip with Prince Harry last month. But the Duchess of Sussex reemerged and showed off her casual style in a brand-new video of her reading her children’s book The Bench for Brightly Storytime.

Meghan spoke about how Harry and their son Archie inspired the book in the video. “I wrote this as a poem for my husband and our son, Archie, and then turned it into a book so you can enjoy it too,” she said.

Before she began reading, she also touched on why the illustrations in the book—by Christian Robinson—are so special. “I asked him to do something special for me and use watercolors, which isn’t the usual medium he works in, but he did it to make this extra special,” she said. “I hope you love the pictures as much as you love the words.”

Watch her read the story below:

Meghan released The Bench on June 8. She spoke on NPR about how she purposely made sure every family was represented in the illustrations. “Growing up, I remember so much how it felt to not see yourself represented,” Meghan said. “Any child or any family hopefully can open this book and see themselves in it, whether that means glasses or freckled or a different body shape or a different ethnicity or religion.”

Archie loves The Bench, Meghan added: “[He] has a voracious appetite for books. Archie loves the book! Now the fact that he loves The Bench, and I can say, ‘Mommy wrote this for you’ feels amazing.”

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Harry and Meghan Get into Finance

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are getting into the investment business. They are joining Ethic, a fintech asset manager in the fast-growing environmental, social and governance space, as “impact partners” and investors. Ethic has $1.3 billion under management and creates separately managed accounts to invest in social responsibility themes.

The couple could attract more attention to sustainable investing. Harry and Meghan can make E.S.G. investing part of pop culture in a way that, say, BlackRock’s Larry Fink can’t. “From the world I come from, you don’t talk about investing, right?” Meghan told DealBook in a joint interview with Harry. “You don’t have the luxury to invest. That sounds so fancy.”

“My husband has been saying for years, ‘Gosh, don’t you wish there was a place where if your values were aligned like this, you could put your money to that same sort of thing?’” Meghan said. They were introduced to Ethic by friends, she said.

Harry and Meghan said they hoped that their involvement would help democratize investing, making people — especially younger people — more deliberate in their choices and conscious of investing in sustainable companies. “You already have the younger generation voting with their dollars and their pounds, you know, all over the world when it comes to brands they select and choose from,” Harry said, suggesting it was a natural extension to do the same with investments.

The move is the couple’s latest corporate partnership since relocating to the U.S. Harry and Meghan moved to Los Angeles last year and later gave up official royal family duties. Seeking financial independence, they have signed production deals with Netflix and Spotify. Harry also recently produced a documentary series about mental health for Apple TV+ in connection with Oprah Winfrey and is writing a memoir.

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September 23 – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit One World Observatory

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are taking a bite out of the Big Apple! The couple kicked off their cross-country trip to New York City on Thursday with a visit to One World Observatory at the World Trade Center with Mayor Bill de Blasio, the mayor’s wife Chirlane McCray, their son Dante de Blasio and Governor Kathy Hochel.

They both dressed in black for the occasion: Meghan sported a black turtleneck with matches trousers under a jacket with her hair pulled back into her signature low bun, while Harry sported a classic suit and tie. While posing for a group photo, Meghan was asked about her return to New York. “It’s wonderful to be back, thank you,” she replied.

Meghan, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, announced earlier this week that they were heading to New York for Saturday’s Global Citizen Live from Central Park “to continue their urgent work with world leaders in the pursuit of global vaccine equity to end the COVID-19 pandemic for everyone, everywhere,” according to Global Citizen. The duo previously served as Campaign Chairs of Global Citizen’s VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, where Prince Harry gave an impassioned speech about the importance of vaccine equity.

New York City is a special place for Meghan. It’s where she reunited with friends — including Serena Williams, Amal Clooney, Gayle King and Jessica Mulroney — in February 2019 for a baby shower ahead of the birth of son Archie.

Meghan also returned to the Big Apple in September 2019 to support Williams in the US Open final.

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