After the infamous Brexit, came Megxit. As the entire world knows by now, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have decided to distance themselves from the Royal Family and go their separate ways.
In January of 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made an announcement that they’d be taking a step back from royal duties. The pair published a statement to the public on Jan. 8. In which Harry and Meghan shared that they plan to balance their time between the UK and North America. The pair also noted that they’re trying to become “financially independent.”
And then, a week later, Queen Elizabeth II finalized plans for Harry and Meghan’s Royal Exit. And in her statement, the Queen said that Harry, Meghan and son Archie will “always be much-loved members of my family.”
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Emotional Goodbye
However, last Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out for their last royal engagement. The two attended the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. And publicly reunited with Prince William and Kate Middleton which seemed like the most fitting end to their royal journey.
Moreover, according to Harper’s Bazaar, Meghan’s final engagement included an emotional goodbye to her guests, which included the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Commonwealth Scholars, Chevening Scholars and an ACU Blue Charter Fellow from 11 Commonwealth countries. It meant a lot to Meghan that she met with students and organizations supporting higher education.
“The value and importance of higher education is why it should be accessible to everyone. No matter your background,” the Duchess of Sussex stated. “And that’s what so powerful… This incredible union and the ability to gain so much knowledge and to be able to take that back home.”
But besides talking about her interest in higher education, Meghan Markle also talked to the scholars about the global challenges.
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Earlier this week The Duchess of Sussex, in her role as Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), met with the bright minds from across the Commonwealth to hear about their commitment to tackling the global challenges we all face. The Duchess spoke with Scholars studying and researching important areas surrounding; cleaning up plastic pollution in our oceans, helping to build more sustainable cities, improving health outcomes for citizens, and supporting decent work and economic growth. Paving the way as the next generation of leaders, these inspirational scholars, are spread far across the Commonwealth from Malawi to Malaysia, Ghana to Sri Lanka – all of whom will use the skills and knowledge they gain while studying in the UK to make a difference when they return to their home countries. The Duchess, who also attended university with support of a scholarship, is a strong advocate of accessible education for all. As the Royal Patron of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (@The_ACU_Official) since January 2019, The Duchess has met and engaged with students, academics, and staff from ACU member universities across the Commonwealth to learn more about the vital work they do to address global challenges. As President and Vice President of The @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess thank all those who are working to give access to education for all.