The Duchess of Sussex returns to the U.K.
Harry and Meghan made their first joint public appearance since announcing their plans to step back as senior members of the Royal Family at the beginning of the year. They attended the Endeavor Fund Awards in London for the third year in a row. The Awards celebrate the achievements of injured veterans who have taken part in sporting and adventure challenges over the year.
The Duke of Sussex helped found the Endeavor Fund in 2012 with the aim of supporting and empowering injured veterans to take make the impossible possible. Many veterans, especially those who were wounded in combat, struggle when re-acclimating to civilian life and endeavor awards support projects that give veterans a purpose after taking off their uniform.
Both the Duke and Duchess presented awards to the 2020 recipients, and the Duchess spoke about selecting a winner all the way in Canada. The night also featured a surprise proposal from one of the winners and an update about Archie (Meghan said he is interested in "everything" now a days.)
The Awards were the first public event that the Duchess has attended in the U.K. since the couples announcement they would be stepping down in January. Meghan has been staying in Canada with Archie since January and the Duke joined them a short time after. The official transition will not occur until April 1st but the coming week is believed to be the final week of official engagements for the couple.
Meghan seems to be making the most of it as she visited one of her Patronages, The National Theatre before the awards yesterday. She shared the visit on their Instagram which also touched on their earlier reported visit to Stanford University in the States.
The Duchess visited the Immersive Storytelling Studio where new technology is being used to develop new forms of storytelling. The post also shared they visited a virtual reality presentation at Stanford. The SussexRoyal Instagram goes on to say that this new method of virtual reality will help is better connect with people, regardless of race, age or nationality. xx