This week, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry noted a meaningful date in their calendars.
The annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey was attended by a large contingent of the British royal family on Monday.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, Princess Anne, and Sir Timothy Laurence all attended the celebration with King Charles and his wife, Queen Camilla.
Of course, Harry and Meghan stayed at their Montecito home, but perhaps they thought back on the event, which is significant to them both.
The Sussexes made their final public appearance as working members of the Royal Family at the service on March 9, 2020.
Since announcing their decision to “step back” as senior royals in January, this was the couple’s first appearance with other royals.
In the church in the heart of London, Harry and Meghan joined the Queen—at the time the head of the Commonwealth—Charles, Camilla, William, and Kate.
The former “Fab Four” were taken directly to their seats due to last-minute changes rather than waiting for the Queen and participating in the procession as they did in 2019.
Harry and Meghan left the service and headed back to their base in Canada, where their son Archie had stayed while they were visiting the UK.
Whether the couple will travel across the Atlantic to witness the King’s coronation on May 6 is currently the subject of speculation among royal watchers.
The monarch’s decision to invite his son and daughter-in-law was initially questioned because of their ongoing tense relationship.
“I can confirm The Duke has recently received email correspondence from His Majesty’s office regarding the coronation,” a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said.
We won’t immediately announce whether or not The Duke and Duchess will attend, the statement continued.