When are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle coming to the UK? Dates, schedule, and everything we know so far

What will the royal pair be doing while in the UK?

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Prince Harry and Megan Markle will return to the UK next week - but what will they be doing while they're in the country? We look at their schedule and everything we know so far about their trip to the UK.

They permanently made a move stateside last year, and now Meghan and Harry live in a  $14 million Santa Barbara mansion, after stepping down as senior royals.

However, the royal couple will fly over to the UK for important occasions, such as in June for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, plus to visit the charities they support. Last month Prince Harry and Megan announced a surprise visit to the UK, but, what will their visit this month entail?

According to the Telegraph, a spokesperson said last month, "Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to visit with several charities close to their hearts in early September."


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What events will Meghan and Harry attend?

It looks like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have a busy week on their return to the UK, visiting the charities they support and even attending awards.

On Monday they'll start their tour in Manchester, at the One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit, where they'll meet young leaders from every all over the world who work to 'accelerate social impact both in-person and digitally'.

Tuesday will see the royal couple fly to Germany to celebrate a year until the Invictus Games, a charity and sporting event that the royal founded.

Harry and Meghan are also thought to be attending the WellChild awards on Thursday. The charity, of which Harry is a patron, celebrates the 'inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people'. 

When Harry gave a speech at the awards in 2019 he broke down remembering a sweet moment during the Duchess of Sussex’s pregnancy.

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Will the Duke and Duchess see the Queen or royal family?

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s visit comes just a few days after the 25th anniversary of their mother's death, with both Prince William and Harry agreeing to privately mark her death separately.

The royal brothers have no joint royal occasions while Harry is in the UK, but with Kate and William making a move to Windsor perhaps the brothers will share a cup of tea at their new home - Adelaide Cottage.

And while the Queen isn't as mobile as she used to be, and is said to be 'resting' more at Balmoral, it's unlikely that the Queen will visit her grandson and Meghan in London. But, like the rest of the royal family, who have been visiting Her Majesty in her Scottish estate the Sussex's could take a trip to the Scottish countryside to see the Queen while they're over here.

Sarah Finley

Sarah is a freelance journalist - writing about the royals and celebrities for Woman & Home, fitness and beauty for the Evening Standard and how the world of work has changed due to the pandemic for the BBC. 


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