Meghan Markle pictured back in the UK for the first time since Megxit – The Sun

MEGHAN Markle was today spotted back in Britain for the first time since her split from the Royal Family was revealed.

The Duchess of Sussex was pictured smiling as she left The Goring Hotel in Westminster ahead of her first royal engagement since quitting the Firm.

In a chic camel coat and £615 Aquazzura black heels, the former actress appeared in good spirits despite the tumultuous few weeks that saw her and Prince Harry move to Canada after their dramatic announcement they would become "financially independent" in January.

The sighting comes just hours before Meghan, 38, is expected to join Prince Harry for a bash celebrating the sporting achievements of wounded servicemen.

But she is believed to have left Archie behind as she flew in from her new home in North America – with no sign of the nine-month-old baby boy this afternoon.

Harry, 35, was spotted leaving the London hotel just moments before his wife stepped out this afternoon.

A smiling Harry wore a blue suit as he walked down the street as a concierge held an umbrella over his head to avoid the rain.

The duke had returned to the UK last week to begin his final round of royal engagements before the couple officially leave the Royal Family on March 31.

And amid his final engagements, Prince Harry sat down with his grandmother the Queen for a heart to heart talk earlier this week.

It is believed the 93-year-old monarch assured Prince Harry he and Meghan would always have a place with the Royal Family if they changed their minds.

And insiders said Prince Harry was feeling "emotional" as he approached his final round of royal engagements.

At his first engagement back in the UK, the duke insisted "just call me Harry" as he appeared at an eco-tourism conference in Scotland.

Meghan and Harry were last in the UK together in January before the terms of their Megxit were agreed.

Part of the Megxit deal means Harry and Meghan won't be using the term Royal, meaning they will have to rename their SussexRoyal website and Instagram account.

However, Harry will remain sixth-in-line to the throne and retain his HRH status – although he won't use it.

He must also ditch his honorary military positions for at least 12 months before the Queen reviews the deal.

As well as tonight’s appearance at the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House, the couple will be at Saturday’s Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Duchess will also face the Queen, Charles and Camilla and William and Kate for the first time since the split at Monday’s Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.

It will be the Sussexes’ final event as senior royals.

A spokesman for the couple refused to comment on their private schedule.


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