Prince Harry And Meghan's Final Official Royal Engagement Confirmed

Prince Harry and Meghan will join the Queen, Charles, Camilla, William and Kate at a final official engagement before the couple quit royal life.

Buckingham Palace has given further details of Harry and Meghan's appearance at the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London next week.

It will be the first time the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have appeared with the royal family since their bombshell announcement in January, and their last as senior royals.

Harry and Meghan caused a royal crisis by announcing they wanted to step back into a dual role, supporting the Queen and earning their own money.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the couple's final official engagement before they quit royal life. Image: AAP

But the plan was unworkable, and the couple are now dropping their royal duties and stepping away from the monarchy completely, for a life mostly in North America, from March 31.

The service in London on March 9 will be broadcast live on the BBC.

International boxing champion and Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua will deliver a reflection, while singers Alexandra Burke and Craig David will perform.

Guests of honour among the 2000-strong congregation will include British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Commonwealth secretary-general Baroness Scotland, high commissioners, ambassadors, faith leaders and more than 800 schoolchildren and young people.



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Tradition dictates that sixth-in-line Harry sits with Meghan in the second row of seats behind the Queen, Charles, Camilla, William and Kate during the service.

The Queen and the royal family will meet people involved in the service and walk past the Commonwealth flag bearers as they leave.

Prince Andrew will be absent this year, having stepped down from public life following a disastrous television interview over his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.