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Meghan Markle Just Made Her First Appearance Since Stepping Down as a Senior Royal

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had their first official joint engagement since stepping down as senior royals on Thursday, March 5. The Sussexes attended the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London, which honors injured veterans and servicemen who have used sports and physical adventures to recover.

Markle looked stunning, as always, wearing a fitted teal Victoria Beckham dress and black pumps. The couple appeared to be in good spirits, smiling to photographers (even in the rain) as they made their way into the event. The Sussexes will reportedly present an award at tonight’s Endeavour event, while Harry—who, remember, just wants to go by his first name now—will give a speech.

This is the first of several royal engagements Meghan Markle and (Prince) Harry will have while in London. The last one will be the annual Commonwealth Day next Monday, March 9, where they’ll be joined by Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Kate Middleton.

As you know by now, Markle and (Prince) Harry are splitting their time between North America and the U.K. after announcing in January they’d be stepping back from the royal family. “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen,” they wrote on Instagram at the time.

The post continued, “It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages.”

We can’t wait to see what else comes from this mini royal engagement tour in London.

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