Meghan Markle Will Replace Kate Middleton on an Upcoming Royal Engagement


Meghan Markle Will Replace Kate Middleton on an Upcoming Royal Engagement

It’s hard to believe that just mere months ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their upcoming nuptials, as the former actress has already mastered several royal engagements with ease.

But the royal-to-be is set to take on her greatest challenge yet, as the couple are reportedly replacing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

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Due to start on April 16, the week-long event coincides with the Duchess of Cambridge’s due date, and as a consequence of Markle’s previous desire to learn more about the commonwealth, her attendance seemed fitting.

As Head of the Commonwealth, the government meeting is set to be a family affair with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles lined up for several royal engagements.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will reportedly replace the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Getty Images

At the last Commonwealth Day, British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke of the importance in hosting this year’s event: “As we look to create a truly global Britain, the deep partnerships that we share through a 21st century Commonwealth can help us strengthen the prosperity and security of our own citizens, and those of our many friends and allies across the world.”

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And it will come as no surprise to learn that Meghan’s attendance will prove a major talking point.

“The Royals pack a formidable soft power punch around the world as it is, but Meghan’s presence at the summit would propel CHOGM coverage to the front pages,” a Whitehall insider revealed. “Which is just what we want when projecting a positive vision of Britain overseas.”

Westminster Abbey will also host a Commonwealth Day service on 12th March, which both Harry and Markle are expected to attend.

From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK

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