On Tuesday, Prince Harry and Meghan stepped out for their first engagement of 2020, after returning from their break from royal work. The couple visited Canada House to thank staff for the “warm” hospitality while on holiday in the country.
Harry and Meghan spent their six-week break in Canada, including Thanksgiving, despite the rumors that they had spent the holiday in the UK or in Los Angeles with the Duchess’ mom, Doria Ragland.
During the visit, Meghan also revealed to the staff that baby Archie was in awe of the natural beauty of Canada. The royals also spent some time to chat with well-wishers and employees who were gathered outside to greet them.
“Meghan said it was beautiful,” says Jamie Weare, from Ontario. “They seemed really relaxed and happy.”
“Harry said it was raining a lot of the time in Vancouver,” Weare adds — but one of her colleagues pointed out that the prince laughed so he may have been joking.
Sumira Osmin, her colleague, added: “They are just beautiful and just their aura…they are always so positive and very friendly.”
While there, they also toured the Canada Gallery and viewed an exhibition by indigenous Canadian artist Skawennati.
Upon their arrival, Harry and Meghan were greeted by Janice Charette, High Commissioner and her deputy Sarah Fountain Smith. The Duchess looked stunning in a toffee wool sweater and a brown satin midi skirt by Massimo Dutti. She completed her outfit with velvet pumps and a camel coat by Reiss.
Before arriving at Canada House, the couple stopped at the Hubb Community Kitchen in west London as Meghan wanted to check in with the women there.
Meghan worked with the women, whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire in 2017, on a charity cookbook to raise funds for the kitchen.