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05/03/2020 20:49 GMT | Updated 06/03/2020 08:41 GMT

Meghan And Harry Make First Public Appearance In UK Since Royal Split

The Sussexes attended the Endeavour Fund Awards in London ahead of quitting as senior royals at the end of the month.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made their first joint public appearance in the UK in the wake of the ‘Megxit’ crisis.

Harry and Meghan attended the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in central London to celebrate the sporting and adventure achievements of wounded, sick and injured service personnel. It is one of their last official engagements before they quit royal life.

The last time the couple publicly stepped out together for a royal event was nearly two months ago at the Canada House in London, just one day before the announcement of their groundbreaking decision to “step back” as working members of the royal family.

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The couple attend the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London.
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The couple walked out to hundreds of camera flashes and cheers of, “We love you!” and “We love you, Harry and Meghan!” as well as one boo, according to video captured by Harper’s Bazaar royal editor Omid Scobie.

Meghan stepped out in blue suede heels and a gorgeous turquoise dress by Victoria Beckham, according to Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer. It appeared to be Beckham’s pencil midi dress. She paired her look with a bold red lip and a low pony. 

Harry coordinated with the duchess in a sharp blue suit. 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have attended the Endeavour Fund Awards together the past two years, were there again to “celebrate the achievements of those injured in service who have taken part in remarkable sporting and adventurous challenges after experiencing injury or illness in service”, according to a statement on the fund’s website. 

The statement refers to Harry and Meghan as “Their Royal Highnesses”. While the two still retain those titles, they will stop using them when their royal duties draw to a close on March 31.

Harry and Meghan will carry out the last of their royal duties over the next few days in the UK. On Friday, the prince will appear alongside Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton at the Silverstone Experience museum.

On Saturday, the duke and duchess will attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music, and on Monday they will appear alongside the rest of the royal family for the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey. 

Although some tabloids reported that Meghan would attend the Met Gala in May alongside Vogue UK editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, British Vogue confirmed to HuffPost that those rumors are “categorically false”.