Something to smile about? New snaps of Harry and Meghan emerge from secret outing

Prince Harry and Meghan met with members of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust last week in a secret outing. Source: Instagram/ Sussex Royal

Prince Harry and Meghan were the picture of utter happiness last week during a secret outing in London, just days before carrying out their final responsibilities as senior royals, allowing them to establish a new life for themselves and young son Archie in Canada.

In between their last official engagements – and away from the cameras and adoring fans – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with members of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT), and the couple undeniably looked the happiest and most relaxed we’ve seen them in a while, both sporting huge smiles on their faces and giggling in a series of candid snaps.

In an event, which was previously not publicised to the public, the pair joined together with young leaders of the QCT to discuss the inspiring work being done in the areas of mental health and creating equal opportunities for all. Photos of the meeting were shared on the Sussex Royal Instagram page, with many followers commenting on how happy the royal duo look.

In one snap Harry could be seen kicking his feet up in the air and clapping his hands together in glee, while Meghan sat beside him with a huge grin on her face. Clearly entertained with the conversation, the man beside the duchess appeared to be laughing too, with his head in his hands.

Meghan looked as lovely as ever for the outing, wearing a flowing caramel coloured frock which fell gracefully to the floor. She wore her long brunette locks down in a slightly waved style and sported a natural makeup look with a light pink lip and a touch of bronzer on her cheeks. Meanwhile, Harry looked professional in a dark navy suit and crisp white shirt.

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The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust is proud to champion, fund and connect young leaders who are working hard to change the world 💫 We were delighted to bring together six extraordinary young leaders who work with QCT to meet with our President and Vice President, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, to discuss their work and the impact they’re having in the areas of mental health and creating equal opportunities for all. Visit the link in our bio to watch the highlights film and hear more from the young leaders who took part. Together we are all #TeamQCT 👏 @kenny.imafidon @standtallwomen @officialsophieandbunny @izzy.obeng @foundervine @mentallyawareng @heygirldreamer #thequeenscommonwealthtrust #teamqct #commonwealth #youthleadership #inspirational #inspire #inspireme #youngleaders #leadership #entrepreneurship #socent #bethechange #futureisbright #futureisnow #dukeandduchessofsussex #dukeofsussex #duchessofsussex

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“Love this,” @mrsandrews2016 commented on the Instagram post. “You both look so happy, you certainly keep busy!”

“They look so happy. I love them,” @kikahow90 added. While said: “This is the best!”

Video footage of the meeting was also shared on the QCT Instagram page, with snippets of the conversation revealing how invested in the youth of today Harry and Meghan – who are president and vice president of the trust – really are. The QCT members could be heard discussing how being involved in the trust has helped them forge their own career paths and how beneficial the connections they’ve made have been. While Harry spoke of the change young people can make for future generations.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex @sussexroyal, President and Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT), recently hosted a conversation with young leaders from the QCT network, who each work with the Trust across its three pillars of champion, fund and connect. The group met at Buckingham Palace to discuss mental health, equal opportunities for all, and the importance of supporting youth leadership to help address global challenges and drive positive change around the world. The Duke and Duchess were joined by QCT Advisor @kenny.imafidon, Esther Marshall, founder of @standtallwomen and author of the @officialsophieandbunny book series; @izzy.obeng, founder of @foundervine; Victor Ugo, founder of @mentallyawareng and Kiran Kaur & Amna Akhtar of @heygirldreamer. You can read more about the discussion and the young leaders present at the link in our bio. 🎥 @wearecrossfire 📸 Hazel Thompson for @wearecrossfire

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“There is no way the older generations are going to be able to change their mindset unless it’s their children who are influencing the change,” he said. “You’ve got a whole group of people here who’ve got a completely different mindset and focus on how to make things different. It’s an amazing opportunity.”

The photos were released just one day after Harry and Meghan carried out their final public engagement as senior royals, as they attended the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on Monday. The Sussexes joined Her Majesty the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the event.

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