With only two months to go until the Royal Wedding of 2018, Her Majesty the Queen has given the happy couple her official blessing. As fifth in line to the throne, prince Harry must ask for her permission to marry. Her Majesty formally gave that permission in a letter this week.
On Monday 12 March, the Royal Family celebrated Commonwealth Day with the annual Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey. Prince Harry and Meghan were in attendance. it was Meghan’s first official engagement with Her Majesty. Afterwards, the couple attended a reception near Westminster Abbey with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. More on the event can be read here.
The next day, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry held a reception for the winners of The Met Excellence Awards at Kensington Palace. The two brothers heard from the winners and others from the Metropolitan Police about bravery and dedication. They also talked to volunteers, who help the Metropolitan Police to keep London safe.
On Thursday 15 March, the Prince delivered a keynote speech at the annual Veteran’s Mental Health Conference held at King’s College in London. He talked about his own experience in the Army, his work with veterans for the Endaveour Fund and Invictus Games, and for mental health in general with Heads Together. You can read HRH’s full speech here.
The next day, prince Harry visited the Army Aviation Centre to present the latest graduates with their wings. In 2010, the Prince was presented with his own wings in the same ceremony, after he had been undertaking helicopter training for some time at the Centre. At that time, the officer presenting the wings was the Prince of Wales. Afterwards, HRH joined the graduates to watch an historic aircraft flypast followed by a display by aircraft pilots.
Prince Harry and Meghan have an empty agenda for the coming week.