Meghan Markle preparing for exciting US trip with Prince Harry in honor of huge moment

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said to be visiting New York in a matter of days as he’s set to make an important speech…

Meghan Markle preparing for exciting US trip with Prince Harry, seen here together attending the sitting volleyball event
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Meghan Markle is reportedly set to join Prince Harry for their first joint public outing since the Queen’s Jubilee as he prepares for a huge moment.  


Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “stepped back” (opens in new tab) as senior members of The Firm (opens in new tab) any joint appearance from the royal couple is met with great excitement from fans. Just last month they returned to the UK for the first time since they moved to their new LA home (opens in new tab) as they celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

This Royal Family reunion was made all the more exciting when they brought their two children with them with reports suggesting Her Majesty had finally met Lilibet for the first time that weekend. 

Now Meghan is reportedly set to accompany Harry on a whirlwind East Coast trip as he prepares for a hugely exciting moment...

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the National Service of Thanksgiving

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According to Hello! (opens in new tab) magazine, both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are heading to New York next week for a very special reason. It’s claimed that Harry is due to give a powerful keynote speech to the United Nations General Assembly on what also happens to be Nelson Mandela Day.

The couple previously visited the UN’s headquarters in the city last year when they met with Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed to discuss the importance of vaccine equality. It’s not currently known exactly what his speech will focus on, though reports have suggested it could remark upon the effects of climate change and world hunger.  

With such a momentous day ahead , it could be that Harry and Meghan’s young children Archie and Lilibet remain in California instead of traveling with them. However, even though fans might not be treated to a rare glimpse of the Queen’s great-grandchildren (opens in new tab), there might well be cute nods to them from their parents during their New York trip.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit 1 World Trade Center

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Last year during their time in the Big Apple Harry made an adorable nod to Archie (opens in new tab) with his personalized iPad case. Whilst Meghan Markle gave a sweet update (opens in new tab) on Lilibet as she told a curious reporter that her and Harry’s then-three-month-old daughter was “beautiful”. 

Since then the Sussexes have released the first official snaps of Lilibet to mark her milestone 1st birthday on June 4th. Taken by photographer Misan Harriman, the photos show Harry and Meghan's daughter in the quiet garden of the family's UK base, Frogmore Cottage, as well as being held by her proud mum. 

Just as many might have come to expect from Meghan and Harry, the attention-to-detail with these adorable pictures was on point, with a sweet hidden meaning behind her dress (opens in new tab).

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And it wasn’t only the Queen who is understood to have been introduced to little Lilibet during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's UK trip. As reported by the BBC (opens in new tab), a source claimed Prince Charles was “very emotional” (opens in new tab) when he finally met his granddaughter for the first time in person. 

"He hadn't met Lili, his granddaughter, and so to meet her was very emotional, a very, very wonderful thing," they added.

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, Goodto.com, and My Imperfect Life.