Meghan Markle is stepping down as a senior member of the royal household, however earlier than she formally says goodbye, the Duchess of Sussex privately met with college students from the Commonwealth on Monday earlier than becoming a member of the royal household for a service at Westminster Abbey. Meghan spoke with students from 11 completely different Commonwealth nations — Malawi, India, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka — who’re receiving scholarships from the Affiliation of Commonwealth Universities’ three packages, Commonwealth Students, Chevening Students, and the ACU Blue Constitution Fellow. Meghan is a patron of the ACU, and she or he and Prince Harry function president and vice chairman of the Queen’s Commonwealth Belief.
Harry and Meghan’s royal duties will come to an finish on March 31, although they’ve agreed to a 12-month overview, at which level the royal household will revisit the settlement to make sure it nonetheless works for everybody. Particulars on their upcoming plans are nonetheless a bit hazy, however we do know they’re going to proceed to work intently with their present patronages as they construct a plan for engagements within the UK and the Commonwealth all year long. Harry can be anticipated to attend the London Marathon on April 26 earlier than he and Meghan head to the Netherlands for this 12 months’s Invictus Video games.