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The Duke & Duchess of Sussex visit New Zealand House following the Christchurch terrorist attack

Earlier today, Harry & Meghan made an unannounced visit to the New Zealand House in London to pay their respects to the 50 dead Muslims and 50 injured during the Christchurch terrorist attacks. The Duke & Duchess layed flowers in front of the building and signed the book of condolences with the following words:

Our deepest condolences.
We are with you.

Harry and Meghan visited New Zealand as part of their Royal tour of the Pacific last October. VIDEO

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The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attend the christening of Lena Tindall

Yesterday, it was announced that Mike & Zara Tindall (Harry and William’s cousin) had chosen The Duke of Sussex as one of their daughter’s godparents. At the same time, Harry & Meghan attended the christening of Lena at St Nicholas Church in Cherington, Gloucestershire. The couple were joined by Lena’s parents, The Princess Royal (Princess Anne, Lena’s grandmother), Captain Mark Phillips (Lena’s grandfather) and Her Majesty The Queen.
Kensington Palace has also confirmed to some news outlets that the Duchess of Sussex won’t make other public appearances until Baby Sussex is born, though she’ll still have private meetings.

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The Royal Family Celebrates Commonwealth Day 2019

On March 11th, The United Kingdom and the Commonwealth celebrated Commonwealth Day. The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attended two engagements to celebrate this special day. First, they visited Canada House to meet young Canadians who live and work in the UK. The couple learned more about Canadian traditions, such as making maple taffy (candy made of maple syrup on a stick or in the snow in some Canadian regions), they met Canadians working in different areas such as fashion, business or arts. Harry & Meghan were given some gifts for Baby Sussex – a onesie and some baby shoes – before they left. The Duchess celebrated Canada by wearing a Canadian brand, Erdem. VIDEOVIDEO

In the afternoon, the Royal Family attended the annual Commonwealth Day Observance Service at Westminster Abbey. Were present: Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex and The Duke of York. This service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the UK, with a procession of flags from all 53 countries who are part of the Commonwealth. This year’s theme was ‘A Connected Commonwealth’, marrking the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth. FULL SERVICE

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The Duchess of Sussex joins a panel discussion on International Women’s Day

Earlier today, The Duchess of Sussex visited King’s College in London to join a panel discussion on International Women’s Day. Convened by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (of which Meghan is the Vice-President), this panel aimed to discuss a range of topics such as education, the importance of boys & men being included in gender equality/the conversation and how social media can play an important part. Among the panel were Annie Lennox (founder of The Circle), Adwoa Aboah (founder of Gurls Talk), Julia Gillard (Former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London), Chrisann Jarrett (Founder of Let us Learn and Angeline Murimirwa, Executive Director of CAMFED in Africa & CAMA). VIDEOVIDEOVIDEO

Some quotes of the Duchess of Sussex – Source : The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust

The Duchess, newly appointed Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, said: “Inequality is a global issue, so we’re all experiencing the same issues in different ways. As a united force, we have to tackle this. We have to see it as a global challenge that we’re all looking to solve. When women miss out on careers, education or opportunities because of the system that they live in, we all suffer. It affects everything.”

The Duchess of Sussex also discussed what first motivated her to become a passionate advocate for women’s rights, stating “at age 11, I saw a commercial on television that struck me as wrong and I complained to the station. I didn’t know why, but I knew something wasn’t right. Someone had to say something, so I thought ‘why not me?’ Since then, I’ve always believed that you have to speak up when you see injustice. I’m thrilled that my role in the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust allows me to do this.”

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The Duke & Duchess of Sussex attend We Day UK 2019

Yesterday, Meghan joined Harry at the 2019 edition of We Day UK. While The Duchess wasn’t scheduled to attend the event, she joined her husband backstage to meet change-making students from the organisation. During Harry’s speech, he spontaneously decided to bring his wife on stage, surprising the 12.000 people in the audience. VIDEO

THE WE MOVEMENT – WE is a movement that believes when we come together we can create an even better world. WE makes it easy for you to get involved—whether at home, school or work—by offering resources to help you create positive social change in your community and around the world*. Find out how WE makes doing good, doable.

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