The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted beaming from ear to ear Thursday afternoon as they stepped out of The Goring, a five-star hotel not far from Buckingham Palace. An official at The Goring declined to comment on whether or not the royal pair are, in fact, hotel guests when reached by Fox News.
The photos showed Prince Harry donning a navy suit while Meghan was wrapped in a nude coat and wore black pumps. The two were assisted by men holding umbrellas over their heads and The Sun reported Prince Harry left the hotel shortly after Meghan.
Fox News confirmed that Meghan and Harry were only at the hotel for lunch.
Later on Thursday night, the couple was spotted looking happier than ever at one of their last royal engagements — the 2020 Endeavour Fund Awards. Meghan stunned in a light blue Victoria Beckham dress.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 05, 2020 in London, England.
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It marks the first engagement of several before March 31 which is the official date they will no longer need to fulfill their royal duties.
The royal couple is fulfilling the last of their royal duties before stepping back into a more private life.
Their next event will be Commonwealth Day in London on Monday where they will join Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Prince William and Kate Middleton in services in London.
While in the U.K., Frogmore Cottage is Meghan and Harry’s U.K. home and it is owned by the queen. The official Sussex Royal website confirmed the couple would continue to use it when they return there.
“Frogmore Cottage will continue to be the property of Her Majesty the Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to use Frogmore Cottage – with the permission of Her Majesty The Queen – as their official residence as they continue to support the Monarchy, and so that their family will always have a place to call home in the United Kingdom,” their website reads.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in remarkable sporting and adventure challenges over the last year.
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Meghan, Harry, and their son Archie plan on splitting their time between Canada and England in the future.
In February, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told People: “The Duke and Duchess will be spending their time in both the United Kingdom and North America. In addition to continuing to work closely with their existing patronages as they build a plan for engagements in the U.K. and the Commonwealth throughout the year, The Duke and Duchess have also been undertaking meetings as part of their ongoing work to establish a new non-profit organization. The details of this new organization will be shared later in the year.
“In general, the themes of their cause-related work will remain unchanged, which includes the Commonwealth, community, youth empowerment and mental health, collectively,” the spokesperson added.
Buckingham Palace declined to provide a comment to Fox News when reached for comment.
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