The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's next public event has a Canadian connection

By Sarah Walker

Having lived in Toronto for seven years while filming her TV show Suits, honourary Canadian Duchess Meghan must be overjoyed by her and Prince Harry's upcoming engagement that has a little something to do with the Great North! Kensington Palace just announced the duo will attend a Commonwealth Day event at Canada House on Monday, March 11. According to the palace's announcement on Twitter, the event will "showcase and celebrate the diverse community of young Canadians living in London and around the U.K."

Canada House is in "the official heart of London" near Trafalgar Square and is home to the Canadian High Commission to the United Kingdom. It's the place Canadian expats and tourists visit if they're ever in need of something while traveling. The Queen was the last person to visit the consulate when in 2017 she popped by to mark Canada's 150th birthday. While there, according to the Associated Press, she and Prince Philip "toured a collection of Canadian artifacts from the royal collection – including many with photographs of her presiding at important events."

Meghan and Harry attended the 50th anniversary of Prince Charles's investiture on March 5. Photo: © Getty Images

The appearance will happen days after Meghan sits on a panel of female thought-leaders and activists to mark International Women's Day on March 8. Hosted by King's College London – where Meghan made a surprise appearance in December 2018 – the women panelists will discuss a range of issues affecting women today, and will offer their thoughts on female empowerment and equality.

“In front of an audience of students, opinion formers and young leaders, Her Royal Highness will join the panel to discuss the importance of International Women’s Day, and the spotlight it can bring to obstacles which still affect female empowerment across the world, including access to education and limitations within employment,” a statement from the palace read. “The discussion will also cover the positive opportunities that come when women are given wider access and equal opportunity, whether that be in the UK or elsewhere in the world.”

She and Harry also stepped out on March 5 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Prince Charles's investiture.

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