Meghan Markle arrives at first UK public appearance since quitting royal family

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made their first public appearance since 'Megxit'.

The Duchess and Duke of Sussex are celebrating the sporting achievements of injured or sick servicemen and women at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London.

Meghan arrived in a turquoise blue Victoria Beckham midi dress, while Harry wore a navy suit and tie.

She upped the glamour stakes in heavy make up and her form fitting dress, with blue suede heels and gold earring.

Her hair was tied back in a pony tail. Staff would not reveal details of her outfit as is custom with other senior royals.

Harry, who has been made to give up his official patronages after deciding to move to Canada, is being allowed to retain his private links with organisations such as The Endeavour Fund, of which he is patron.

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The Sussexes attended the previous year's ceremony last February, when the duchess was heavily pregnant with Archie.

It's the first time we've seen her in the UK since last year, and it will be one of the last as she and Harry prepare to start their new non-royal lives on March 31.

Meghan jetted in from their new home in Canada, opting to leave their nine-month-old son Archie behind to be cared for by a nanny and taxpayer funded bodyguards.

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The couple were last seen together on an official engagement on January 7, when they visited Canada House in London to thank the nation for hosting them over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday period.

During their extended seven week holiday when they took part in no royal duties, they plotted to resign from royal life leading up to dropping their bombshell announcement.

The following day, sixth in line to the thorne Harry and former TV actress Meghan plunged the royal family into a period of turmoil when they announced they quit The Firm and become “financially independent”.

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As Meghan fled Britain within 24 hours a summit of senior royals was later convened by the Queen at Sandringham to discuss the issue, with Harry sitting down for talks with his grandmother, father the Prince of Wales and brother the Duke of Cambridge.

The Sussexes prompted fury from the family by suggesting they planned to go and make millions in the corporate world while still cherry picking royal engagements and running their own foundation.

It was eventually announced they would give up royal duties, split their time between Canada and the UK, with the majority spent in North America, no longer be known as HRHs, and their lives as working royals would end on March 31.

In a devastating blow for their plans, the Queen banned them from marketing themselves as ‘Royal’ – forcing them to change their record breaking Sussex Royal Instagram page and alter plans they had made by spending thousands trandmarking their brand.

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