The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a secret engagement at Kensington Palace

By Meaghan Wray

Despite being busy gearing up to welcome Baby Sussex in the spring, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex haven't slowed down one bit. After their whirlwind two-day tour of Morocco, the parents-to-be enjoyed an engagement at Kensington Palace out of the public eye on – and it was likely very enlightening!

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According to Court Circular, the politically minded couple welcomed members of Chatham House at their current residence of Kensington Palace. The organization is an international affairs think tank which focuses on creating a sustainable future through providing support to governments and societies.

The couple posed outside of Kensington Palace's gardens on their engagement announcement day in 2017. Photo: © PA

Though details of the meeting aren't public, Prince Harry and Meghan's charitable interests – from women's empowerment to environmental awareness, mental health and issues faced by military servicemen and women – were likely an area of focus.

While much of their lives are lived in the public eye, Harry and Meghan are also doing work that the public doesn't see. Before Meghan became a patron of The Association of Commonwealth Universities, she paid a surprise visit to King's College London in December 2018. Similarly, before publicly committing herself to The National Theatre, she met with the company's director, Rufus Norris, in private a few days later likely to discuss how she could help the theatre flourish.

Meghan and Harry spent two days visiting Morocco. Photo: © Yui Mok - Pool / Getty Images

December was clearly a month of secret meetings, because a week prior, the former Suits star had the chance to meet up with Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama during the promotional tour for her memoir, Becoming. Michelle even had a few words of advice for Meghan via Good Housekeeping magazine: "Like me, Meghan probably never dreamt that she'd have a life like this, and the pressure you feel – from yourself and from others – can sometimes feel like a lot."

She continued: “So, my biggest pieces of advice would be to take some time and don’t be in a hurry to do anything. I spent the first few months in the White House mainly worrying about my daughters, making sure they were off to a good start at school and making new friends before I launched into any more ambitious work."

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