Sussex Review – week 23 + 24, 2018


In week 23, the Duke and the Duchess returned from their honeymoon. It is not known where they spend their first weeks as newlyweds. However, according to royal reporters, it is likely that it was somewhere in Africa, as the continent is very close to the couple’s hearts.

Furthermore, it has been announced by Kensington Palace that the couple’s first major tour will be to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in the Autumn. The tour will include attending the Invictus Games 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

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The Duke and Duchess attended the wedding of Harry’s cousin Celia McCroquodale and George Woodhouse at St Andrew and St Mary’s Church in Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire on Saturday. Celia is the daughter of the late Princess Diana’s younger sister, Lady Sarah McCroquodale, and attended the Royal Wedding on May 19th. In return, the Duke and the Duchess were present for her wedding. Meghan wore a new Oscar de la Renta dress, her Aquazurra pumps from the wedding reception and a Marks & Spencer fascinator More pictures can be seen on the website of the Daily Mail, which can be found in the tweet below.


On 7 June, only days after returning from his honeymoon, the Duke attended his first solo engagement after the wedding. He was present at a Gala Dinner for OnSide Youth Zones at Kensington Palace.

The next day, the Duke received Lieutenant General Sir James Dutton upon relinquishing his appointment as Representative Colonel Commandant of the Royal Marines and Major General Jeffrey Mason upon assuming the appointment.

On 9 June, the Duke and the Duchess attended their first Trooping the Colour together. They were seated in a carriage with the Duke of Kent for the trip down the Mall from Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guards Parade. Afterwards, they joined the other members of the Royal Family for the traditional balcony appearance.

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On 14 June, the Duchess attended her first official engagement without her husband, but with her grandmother-in-law, Her Majesty the Queen. The Queen and the Duchess paid a visit to Chester. Her Majesty opened a new bridge and the Storyhouse, a multi-functional cultural center in the city. Afterwards, the two attended a luncheon at the town hall, after embarking on a short walkabout to greet members of the public. More pictures can be seen here.

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Upcoming events

  • (possible) Tuesday 19 until Saturday 24 June: attend Royal Ascot (for a day)

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