The couple, who have been in the U.K. since the end of February to attend a series of engagements on behalf of the Queen before they step down from their royal roles on March 31, attended the annual Commonwealth Service on Monday at Westminster Abbey in London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were joined by the Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
This was the first time the Sussexes were reunited publicly with the rest of the Royal Family since they announced they were stepping down.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat behind Prince William and Kate Middleton and beside the Earl and Countess of Wessex during the service.
Together, the duke and duchess walked through the Abbey, seeming less like senior royals who can’t wait to step down and more like a couple who are ready to live their independent lives away from the trappings of the Royal Family.
O Duque e a Duquesa de Sussex chegando para a missa do #CommonwealthDay na Abadia de Westminster em Londres hoje - 09 de março.
During the event, which honours injured and sick service personnel and veterans, the duchess presented the Celebrating Excellence prize and the duke thanked his supporters. “A lot of you tonight have told me you have my back. Well, I’m also here to tell you I’ve always got yours,” he said.
The couple are expected to return to Canada, where they’ve been living with their 10-month-old son Archie since November. On March 31, the duke and duchess will officially no longer be senior working members of the Royal Family.
In October, 1991, Prince Harry, seven, visited parts of Canada with his brother, Prince William, his father, Prince Charles, and his mum, Princess Diana. In this photo, Diana and her boys are on a boat at Niagara Falls.
Prince Harry (And Prince William) Mastered The Canadian Tuxedo
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During their tour of Canada, Harry and William were given hats by the crew of the Canadian frigate HMCS Ottawa after they toured the ship on the Toronto waterfront. Oh, and they also wore adorable jean-on-jean outfits.
Harry Hit The Slopes In Whistler
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During a family holiday at the Whistler Mountain Resort in B.C., Harry, William, and Charles hit the slopes in March, 1998.
Meghan Markle Worked In Toronto
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Before she became one of the most famous women in the world, Meghan starred in the TV show "Suits," which filmed in Toronto. She played paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane on "Suits" for seven seasons.
While living in Toronto, Markle adopted her dog, a beagle named Guy, from a rescue in Milton, Ont. Guy also had a "brother," Bogart, who Markle had to leave behind when she moved to London because he was too old to travel. However, Guy was by Markle's side when she moved in with Harry in Nottingham Cottage. Meghan was photographed this week walking her two dogs, and although we can't be sure, one of them looks like Guy.
Meghan Partied At The Toronto Film Festival
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Back in her "Suits" days, Meghan partied with her co-stars Gabriel Macht, Gina Torres, Patrick J. Adams, and Sarah Rafferty at the InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Toronto International Film Festival Party on Sept.11, 2012.
Meghan's Close Friends Live In Canada
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While living in Toronto, Meghan became best friends with Jessica Mulroney, a celebrity stylist and wedding planner, who is married to Ben Mulroney, the son of former Canadian prime minister, Brian Mulroney. Here, the friends posed for a photo at a World Vision event in Toronto on March 22, 2016.
Meghan Cheered On Harry
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In our first glimpse of Meghan as Harry's girlfriend, we watched as she cheered on her boyfriend as he made a speech at the Invictus Games' opening ceremony in Toronto on Sept. 23, 2017.
We knew Meghan and Harry were serious when Meghan's mom showed up at the Invictus Games closing ceremony in Toronto and was spotted hanging out with the couple at the then-Air Canada Centre (now Scotiabank Arena) on Sept. 30, 2017.
Archie's First Snowfall
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Welcome to Canada, Archie! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex brought their eight-month-old son to B.C. with them for their Christmas holiday, and the cutie is currently living with his mum on Vancouver Island. According to proud dad, Harry, Arch experienced his first snowfall in the Great White North.
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