Meghan Markle will feel ‘trepidation’ about returning to the UK to ‘face the music’ and the reunion will be ‘bittersweet’ because she ‘gave up so much to move here’, royal expert claims
- The Duchess of Sussex is said to feeling ‘some trepidation’ about her imminent return to the UK to join Prince Harry on their final engagements this week
- Meghan Markle, 38, will join Harry, 35, at the Endeavour Fund Awards on Thursday, as they complete their final week of duties
- According to royal expert Katie Nicholl, the return will be ‘bittersweet’ for mother-of-one and she will feel ‘sadness’
The Duchess of Sussex is said to feeling ‘some trepidation’ about her imminent return to the UK to join Prince Harry on their final engagements this week.
Meghan Markle, 38, will join Harry, 35, at the Endeavour Fund Awards on Thursday, as they complete their final week of duties before they officially step down as senior royals.
But according to royal expert Katie Nicholl, the return will be ‘bittersweet’ for mother-of-one, who gave up her home, career and nationality to immerse herself into the royal family.
The expert believes Meghan will ‘feel sadness’ about the way it panned out, and will ‘put on a brave face’ for the engagements.
The Duchess of Sussex (seen in Australia last October) is said to feeling ‘some trepidation’ about her imminent return to the UK to join Prince Harry on their final engagements this week
Katie told Ok! magazine that Meghan would feel ‘some trepidation’ at returning to the UK, claiming: ‘She has come back to face the music here, and she’ll feel a sense of duty.
‘It’s bittersweet for her because she sacrificed a lot to move to the UK. She gave up her home, her nationality and her career and fully threw herself into royal life, so there will be a sadness about the way it all panned out’.
She added: ‘Even if she’s feeling uneasy, she won’t let it show. She can put on a good front, so we will see plenty of that megawatt Meghan smile over the coming days’.
The Palace confirmed previous reports that Harry and Meghan would be attending the Endeavour Fund awards last week.
Meghan Markle, 38, will join Harry, 35, at the Endeavour Fund Awards on Thursday, as they complete their final week of duties before they officially step down as senior royals (seen at Canada House last month)
The couple will celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in remarkable sporting and adventure challenges over the last year.
The Endeavour Fund supports the ambitions of men and women who use challenges to help with their physical, psychological and social recovery and rehabilitation.
The annual awards, now in their fourth year, brings together hundreds of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans as well as their families, friends and supporters of the military community.
Harry and Meghan’s final seven engagements
Last Tuesday : Travelyst conference in Edinburgh (Harry)
Last Friday: Invictus Games choir (Harry)
March 5: Endeavour Fund Awards (Harry and Meghan)
March 6: Silverstone Experience (Harry)
March 7: Mountbatten Festival (Harry and Meghan)
March 8: International Women’s Day (Meghan)
March 9: Commonwealth Service (Harry and Meghan)
The awards ceremony, which will be hosted by former Invictus Games medallist JJ Chalmers, will see four prizes awarded on the night.
The prizes include The Recognising Achievement Award, The Celebrating Excellence Award, The Henry Worsley Award and the The Community Impact Award.
Upon arrival, the Sussexes will attend a pre-ceremony reception where they will meet the inspiring nominees, as well as endeavour participants and key supporters of the Endeavour Fund.
They will then attend the awards ceremony, where they will each present an award. Harry will also give a short speech.
Following his speech at the Travelyst conference in Edinburgh last week, Harry also attended the Invictus Games choir on Friday and the Silverstone Experience next week.
Meanwhile Meghan will attend the International Women’s Day, and join Harry for the Mountbatten Festival next week.
Their final official engagement is expected to be March 9, when they will join the Queen at Westminster Abbey to mark Commonwealth Day.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (left) with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (right) as they attended the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey last year