– A source confirms to BAZAAR.com that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan hosted a private farewell luncheon for their staff ahead of the couple’s final few working engagements as royals.
– The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer retain an office at Buckingham Palace, following their decision to step down.
– Meghan completed her final royal engagement on Monday and has since returned to Canada to be with the couple’s young son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex couldn’t leave royal life behind without taking the time to thank their dedicated staff.
A source confirms to BAZAAR.com that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan hosted a farewell lunch for their loyal Team Sussex aides ahead of the couple’s final engagements. The luncheon took place at the Goring Hotel last week, where the duchess was previously photographed upon her return to the U.K. Starting April 1, the couple will no longer be active, working members of the royal family, and thus will no longer retain an on-site office at Buckingham Palace.
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On Monday, Meghan completed her final royal engagement by hosting a meeting with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, one of her many beloved patronages that she will continue to represent even as she enters post-royal life. When it ended, she immediately returned to Canada to reunite with her and Harry’s young son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. It is unknown when Harry will make his way back to join his family, but the assumption is that it will be sooner rather than later, considering the Sussexes’ official transition date away from royal life is March 31.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.