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Harry and Meghan Joined The Queen For Her Young Leaders Awards Ceremony

The Queen and Meghan joined force again. This time Prince Harry joined them. The trio joined to host a reception at Buckingham Palace tonight.

They welcomed some 200 guests to Buckingham Palace, including David Beckham, Ore Oduba, Lenny Henry and John Major.

The royals and stars had come together to celebrate the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony, where young change-makers from across the Commonwealth were presented with awards by the Queen.

harry meghan and the queen

The Young Leaders programme, now in its fourth and final year, celebrates the achievements of young change-makers from across the Commonwealth.

Not long ago, The Queen named Harry a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.  Meghan is joining her husband in his work as youth ambassador to the Commonwealth.

At the reception, Prince Harry said: “I guess you can say you’re stuck with me.

“I, together with my wife Meghan, look forward to convening young people from around the Commonwealth to hear your ideas, work with you to build platforms for you to collaborate and form partnerships, and continue to meet with many of you as we travel around in our work on behalf of the royal family.

“We look forward to meeting many of you this evening — but we also hope to see you in action in your home countries someday too.”

Meghan was wearing a powder pink Prada dress. She matched it with a pair of black courts. The new Duchess drew comparisons to her sister-in-law Kate with a curly new ‘do.

David Beckham, who attended the reception, talked about the young honorees:  “They are incredible people. It’s a great thing to be part of — to be around young kids and young people that have got really bright futures and aspirations to become great leaders.”

This fall, Harry and Meghan will visit some of the Commonwealth countires. The statement reads:

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn,” read the statement. “The tour will fall on the occasion of @InvictusSydney 2018.”

Anyway, this is a second joint engagement for the Queen and Meghan. They first joined together for an engagement  in Cheshire earlier this month.

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