According to The Times, the Queen has requested Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to join the family at Westminster Abbey’s annual Commonwealth Day service on March 10.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson told Insider they “are giving no guidance on that at the moment.”
“Members of the royal family have been invited to attend the Commonwealth Day service and the members attending will be announced nearer the time in the usual way,” the spokesperson added.
It wouldn’t be unusual for Harry and Markle to attend the church service, as they have attended the event together since before the duchess even married into the family in 2018.
The Times report added that the couple will spend time in the UK with baby Archie “for a final round of official engagements before returning to their new base in Canada.”
This would be the couple’s last chance to carry out royal duties before they are officially required to step back in the Spring. Harry and Markle are expected to then have complete financial independence from the royal family as they divide their time between the UK and Canada.
The duke and duchess have not been photographed with the royal family since announcing their decision to resign in January.
However, it appears they have already started making non-royal related public appearances.
“I’m sure plenty of critics will look at this photo and see a one-armed hug that’s insincere,” royal commentator Kristen Meinzer told Insider. “But what I see is Kate being both gentle and affectionate with her heavily pregnant sister-in-law.
“I see a look on Meghan’s face that says, ‘I’m so happy to see you,'” she added.
“I see what might be a funny joke or a sweet word being whispered between the two. And I see both of them choosing to embrace each other at a formal event that probably didn’t require embraces at all.”
The Sussexes attended a private JPMorgan event in Miami Beach last week, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed to Insider’s Darcy Schild over the weekend.
Prince Harry was a speaker at the engagement. Although the spokesperson wasn’t able to discuss the contents of his speech, Page Six reports that he focused on mental health, the loss of his mother, and “Megxit.”
“Harry also touched on Megxit, saying while it has been very difficult on him and Meghan, he does not regret their decision to step down as senior royals because he wants to protect his family. He does not want Meghan and their son Archie to go through what he did as a child,” a source told Page Six.