LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry’s American fiancee Meghan Markle on Monday took part in her first formal royal engagement with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth since the pair introduced they had been receiving married previous year.
Markle joined her spouse-to-be and Britain’s other senior royals like Harry’s father, Prince Charles, and his elder brother Prince William and his spouse Kate at London’s Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth company.
British Key Minister Theresa Might and Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth Secretary-General had been amongst the 2,000-powerful congregation for the company, the greatest annual inter-religion collecting in the United Kingdom, which also incorporated a lot more than 800 schoolchildren and youthful folks.
Elizabeth has been head of the Commonwealth since 1952 and aides say she regards the success of the organisation, which now has 53 users representing about 2.4 billion folks, as 1 of her greatest achievements as queen.
She has built a lot more than 200 journeys to Commonwealth countries throughout her 66-year reign, traveling to just about every nation besides Cameroon and Rwanda.
London will host next month’s Commonwealth Heads of Federal government Conference in which the BBC and other British media have speculated the situation of who will realize success the 91-year-old monarch may possibly be reviewed.
“Having enjoyed the warm hospitality of so lots of Commonwealth countries about the years, I glance ahead to the enjoyment of welcoming the leaders of our loved ones of 53 nations to my residences in London and Windsor,” the queen reported in a assertion.
Windsor Castle, west of London, also will be the setting for the wedding of Harry and actress Markle, star of U.S. Tv drama “Suits”, on Might 19.
Reporting by Michael Holden modifying by Stephen Addison