Meghan Markle and Prince Harry last month unveiled plans to give up their senior royal roles to create a more “progressive” system to conduct work on causes they care about independently. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex temporarily relocated to Canada with their baby son Archie and have made a few appearances at private events in their new capacity, including at a JP Morgan conference in Miami last week. But celebrity commentator Perez Hilton warned Meghan and Harry’s engagement picks have already resulted in US media “questioning their motives”.
Harry and Meghan are President and Vice-President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT), so their appearance at the event will undoubtedly fall in line with their roles.
Representatives from the governments of the 53 member states of the Commonwealth will gather together at Westminster Abbey for the event on March 9.
The couple attended last year’s ceremony while Meghan Markle was heavily pregnant with their son Archie.
Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration that is observed across the Commonwealth, and it is a special moment for Her Majesty as the head of the network of nations.
It draws together countries from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe to celebrate the alliance.
The theme for the 2020 Commonwealth Day is: “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.”