Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to join the Queen at Commonwealth awards on Tuesday

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to join the Queen at Commonwealth awards on Tuesday

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry will join the Queen at a Commonwealth awards ceremony on Tuesday as Her Majesty hosts a reception at Buckingham Palace.

The Royal Family confirmed on its official Twitter account that the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex will accompany the Head of the Commonwealth at the The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will accompany the Queen at the awards on Tuesday Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will accompany the Queen at the awards on Tuesday Photo (C) GETTY

The programme was launched in 2014 in honour of the Queen’s service to the Commonwealth – a global network consisting of 53 countries and 2.4 billion people.

It was founded by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and is run in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society.

The Queen was 'reassured' by the performance of Meghan during their Cheshire engagement Photo (C) GETTY
The Queen was ‘reassured’ by the performance of Meghan during their Cheshire engagement Photo (C) GETTY

The Queen’s Young Leadersprogramme supports and recognises young people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth who are their own lives and lives around them, despite the many challenged they may have faced.

In 2014, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry for the first Queen’s Young Leaders.

As well as a one-week residential programme in the UK, the first Queen’s Young Leaders in 2015 received training through the University of Cambridge.

Last week the Duchess of Sussex and Her Majesty were greeted by huge crowds Photo (C) GETTY
Last week the Duchess of Sussex and Her Majesty were greeted by huge crowds Photo (C) GETTY

They were also provided with a mentoring and networking package to further support the work they already do across the Commonwealth.

The Queen has said of the programme: “The Commonwealth can only flourish if its ideas and ideals continue to be young and fresh and relevant to all generations.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK