Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's first engagement of 2020 will be so Canadian

By Zach Harper

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan spent time in Canada over the holidays and during their six-week break, and will say thank you to us with a special engagement in their return to work on Jan. 7.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will step out to Canada House in London to meet with Janice Charette, the Canadian ambassador to the United Kingdom, to express gratitude for Canada's hospitality during their stay in British Columbia. They'll also meet members from the Canadian High Commission team who work in partnership with our country and the UK.

After that, the couple will visit the Canada Gallery, where they'll see an exhibition by Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) multimedia artist Skawennati. She is the current Indigenous Knowledge Holder at Montreal's McGill University, and much of her work involves imagining Indigenous lives in the future, using science-fiction as her inspiration.

Skawennati has said her work pushes against past depictions of Indigenous peoples in Canada, which have shown First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples as silent and unnamed. She wants to show active, engaged and visible people telling their stories and truths instead.

Meghan and Harry received sweet Hudson's Bay and Canadian-themed gifts for Archie the last time they were at Canada House! Photo: © Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The last time the Sussexes visited Canada House was on Commonwealth Day 2019. While there, they met with young Canadians and enjoyed a special moment where they made maple taffy on site.

Meghan, Harry and Archie spent their holidays in British Columbia, reportedly staying in a mansion in North Saanich, just north of Victoria. While there, they reportedly celebrated Christmas with Doria Ragland, Meghan's mother. They were also seen hiking through Horth Hill Regional Park, a popular spot for fans of the great outdoors. They also were said to have helped a couple take a selfie while out for a hike with Abigail Spencer, Meghan's former Suits co-star.

Meghan and Harry, of course, have a soft spot for Canada, since Meghan worked in Toronto as an actress on Suits. The city is also where they made their official public debut together at the 2017 Invictus Games.

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