Royals in Pictures: Latest Official Engagement attended by Kate, William, Harry, and Meghan

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Royals in Pictures: Latest Official Engagement attended by Kate, William, Harry, and Meghan

Meghan Markle made her official debut alongside fiancé Prince Harry and future in-laws the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in their first public engagement as a foursome on Wednesday. The American actress and the royals set out their charitable vision for the future as they spoke about their Royal Foundation and how it has developed over the years. The event was themed ‘Making a Difference Together’, designed to showcase programmes run by The Royal Foundation, including causes close to the young royals’ hearts, such as Heads Together and the Invictus Games.

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William opened the event, held in the City of London, by outlining the philosophy behind the Foundation, saying: “We would not seek quick wins, but would strive to make a real and lasting difference.”

Meghan Markle and Kate's first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle and Kate’s first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY

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Kate and Meghan seem to have already developed a close bond, and looked especially friendly with one another. Meghan and the Duchess both wore blue, with the American star opting for a navy Jason Wu outfit and the pregnant royal in a soft blue Seraphine number.

Meghan Markle and Kate's first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle and Kate’s first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY

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Speaking at the event, Meghan revealed she wanted to “hit the ground running” after her wedding and support women’s rights. She told the audience: “I hear a lot of people speaking about girls’ empowerment and women’s’ empowerment you will hear people saying they are helping women find their voices. I fundamentally disagree with that because women don’t need to find their voices, they need to be empowered to use it and people need to be urged to listen.”

Meghan Markle and Kate's first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle and Kate’s first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY

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Voicing her support for for the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns, the 36-year-old added: “Right now with so many campaigns like MeToo and TimesUp there’s no better time to continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people supporting them.”

Meghan Markle and Kate's first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle and Kate’s first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY

Photo: © Getty Images

This is the first time the foursome have been pictured together since they attended a Christmas Day church service in Norfolk with the majority of the Royal Family.

Meghan Markle and Kate's first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle and Kate’s first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY

Photo: © Getty Images

Meghan also said the four of them brought their own perspectives to issues: “Thank goodness (there are) such differing personalities and everyone’s very communicative because that’s how you can really see bigger change – if everyone’s thinking the same way how are you going to push the envelope, how are you really going to break through in a different sort of mindset?”

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Meghan Markle and Kate’s first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY

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Prince Harry said that having Meghan join the Royal Foundation would be a much welcome addition, adding: “I think it’s really good we’ve got four different personalities, we’ve all got that same passion to want to make a difference but different opinions.” He added: “And I think those opinions work really really well. Working as family does have its challenges of course it does… the fact everyone is laughing means you know exactly (what I mean) – but we’re stuck together for the rest of our lives.”

Meghan Markle and Kate's first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle and Kate’s first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY

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Both Meghan and Kate are clearly at ease with one another, as the foursome shared a joke on stage.

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Meghan Markle and Kate’s first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY

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Kate said she had “learnt so much” from her work in parenting and early intervention in mental health. She said: “You can’t help but reflect on your own life and it’s definitely had an impact on how sort of I look at how I mother, how we work as a family and you know, how we hope to bring up our children.”

Meghan Markle and Kate's first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle and Kate’s first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY

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Harry and Meghan have previously spoken about how Prince William and Kate have warmly welcomed Meghan into the family. Chatting in their first televised interview as an engaged couple, Prince Harry said: “I’d been seeing her for a period of time when I literally didn’t tell anybody at all. And then William was longing to meet her and so was Catherine. So, you know, being our neighbours we managed to get that in a couple of – well quite a few times now and Catherine has been absolutely… amazing as has William as well, you know, fantastic support.”

Meghan Markle and Kate's first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle and Kate’s first official joint engagement Photo (C) GETTY

Photo: © Getty Images

Source: HELLO MAGAZINE

Tags: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Royals, British Royal Family

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