In an event royal watchers have excitedly been awaiting, the ‘Fab Four’ has finally joined forces for their first-ever official engagement. Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who haven’t been photographed together since Christmas Day at Sandringham , stepped out for a good cause on Feb. 28 at the Royal Foundation Forum, an event themed “Making a Difference Together.”
Causes dear to all of their hearts, the quad is helping to raise awareness for Royal Foundation programs like Heads Together and the Invictus Games, which aim to shed light on youth mental health issues and the plight of injured or sick veterans, respectively. Looking stylish as ever, and completely comfortable in one another’s company, Kate and Meghan donned blue dresses – Meghan’s by Canada-raised designer Jason Wu and the pregnant Duchess’s by Seraphine, one of her favourite maternity designers. The princes looked dapper in a relaxed sports jackets.
Now that Meghan, 36, will officially join the royal family on May 19 , she’ll become the fourth patron of the Royal Foundation, working with her new family on their quest to destigmatize mental health with Heads Together. Opening up about her future contributions, the former actress shared, “It’s incredibly exciting… While I’ve worked with large NGOs, I’ve also worked with really small, grassroots organizations where you can see a higher level of impact because there’s a lot less red tape.”
The Suits alum also touched on the #MeToo movement , which sprung up late last year after a series of sexual abuse and harassment cases were revealed in Hollywood, “Right now, with so many campaigns like MeToo and Time’s Up, there’s no better time to continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people supporting them.” Meghan has made clear her primary role in the organization, working for women’s equality and rights, for which she said she’ll be ‘hitting the ground running.’
Meghan and Kate appeared particularly close during their first engagement together, sharing friendly laughs and supporting each other’s statements throughout. And it’s no surprise that the two get along swimmingly and share similar values. Back when the nearly newlyweds did their first televised interview, Harry shared the story of how his sister-in-law and fiancé first met, “William was longing to meet her and so was Catherine. So, you know, being our neighbours we managed to get that in a couple of – well, quite a few times now and Catherine has been absolutely… amazing as has William as well, you