It’s back to work for Prince Harry and Meghan! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex just rung in the new year for the first time as a married couple, and they’re gearing up to step out for the first time in 2019 with her growing baby bump in tow. The pair will head up north to Birkenhead in Merseyside on Monday (Jan. 14) for a few causes very close to their hearts.
The parents-to-be will pay a visit to Tomorrow’s Women Wirral and WirralYouth Zone – also known as The Hive – to lend their support to some of the region’s most vulnerable. The first organization they’ll visit aims to reduce female imprisonment by helping the beneficiaries make positive lifestyle changes, while the second nurtures young people with disabilities to grow their confidence through play, sport and the arts.
It’s no surprise that Harry and Meghan are highlighting charitable organizations like these. A constant thread in many of the causes that the 37-year-old supports is women’s issues. While on their first overseas tour last year to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga, Meghan made three poignant speeches , two of which focused on women’s rights, gender equality and the importance of educational support.
And with Baby Sussex on the way, set to arrive in the early spring, the Duchess of Sussex is showing her maternal side by aligning with youth organizations. Prince Harry is also well known for his natural charm with kids and dedication to their wellbeing, so it’s only natural that he’d want to use his royal role to help support the upcoming generations of children in his country.
The last time royal watchers caught a glimpse of the couple was on Christmas Day at Sandringham, where they joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen and other members of British royalty for church services at St Mary Magdalene. Though Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland couldn’t be there to spend the holidays with her daughter, she’ll surely be joining them soon in England to help out during Meghan’s early days with her firstborn.