The Duke & Duchess of Sussex did an event for the Endeavor Awards

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

I’ve been a bit concerned this week that there was nothing on the Duchess of Sussex’s public schedule. She stepped out for several events last week, but nothing this week? Work consistently, Meghan! Oh, she did meet with New Zealand’s prime minister, but we didn’t get any photos and the meeting was described as “private,” so I don’t know if it will “count.” But this will surely count, even though there aren’t any photos as of yet: Meghan and Harry took part in a panel discussion for the Endeavour Awards at Kensington Palace.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry helped honor a courageous group of heroes. The couple took part in a panel on Wednesday for the Endeavour Awards at Kensington Palace. The awards, set up by the Royal Foundation overseen by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, recognize serving and former service members who have used athletics or adventure to challenge themselves as part of their recovery and rehabilitation.

The Sussexes’ role had been previously unannounced. The ceremony is likely to be held in the coming weeks.

Last year, Meghan also helped in the judging — and, on February 1, joined Harry at the special awards evening to hand out one of them. “I’m truly privileged to be here,” she said in a short speech before giving the prize. The awards align with other royally backed initiatives to help veterans, including Harry’s Invictus Games.

[From People]

Endeavor Awards make me think of that British show, Endeavor, and then I thought about Inspector Lewis and Inspector Morse and all of that. My mom got me into Inspector Lewis, but as of yet, I haven’t gotten into the old Morse show or the more recent “prequel” show Endeavor. Anyway, that was my very British thought-cloud. I hope Kensington Palace eventually releases some photos from the Sussexes’ activities this week, but I’m not holding my breath. The KP social media director seems to solely prioritize the activities of the Cambridges. Further evidence that the Sussexes need a separate communications office, and a separate court.

Oh, after I wrote all that, Kensington Palace confirmed several new appearances for Meghan and Harry next week. On the 30th (Wednesday), Meghan will visit the National Theatre, one of her new patronages. On the 31st, Meghan will visit her other new patronage, the Association of Commonwealth Universities. On February 1st, Meghan and Harry will travel together to Bristol for some events. So… three solid days of events next week! I’m so happy.

Sussex Birkenhead visit

Photos courtesy of WENN, Avalon Red.

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  1. MM says:

    Why don’t you just check the CC to see if it “counts”?

    • Mae says:

      The court circular (from the official royals website) is strange. It doesn’t show the current days engagements. It’s usually posted a day or two after. But some ppl on twitter (ie. Gertsroyal) post engagements from the cc that isn’t yet posted on the royals website. Does anyone know where they are seeing it from?
      Also, when you use the search function for Duchess of Sussex nothing come up, even though they post her events in the cc. It’s the same for the royals future engagements page. Nothing is preposted about Will, Kate, Meghan or Harry.
      And @Kaiser, yes Meghan’s meeting with Jacinda was in the cc so it should count.

      • eljay says:

        The Court Circular appears in The Times every day.

      • Mae says:

        @elijay thank you. I was looking at the court circular on the Royals official website. But maybe they are slower to update than the newspapers? Will check out the Times online.

  2. Lucy says:

    Lol, my parents love all things Lewis and Morse (young & old).

  3. Flying fish says:

    I love all three shows. I cannot wait for Endeavour to return.
    I’m looking forward to seeing Meghan and Harry, yet again.

    • SQ says:

      Wouldn’t it be great if Laurence Fox got his own Hathaway series, even if he wasn’t a police Inspector?

  4. Anna says:

    Do all these private events still count as ‘work’ or an ‘engagement’? If so, Meghan numbers are looking impressive so far.

  5. tempest prognosticator says:

    Yes! A shout-out to Detectives Lewis and Morse.

  6. Peg says:

    In the top picture, there is another view, very funny, the girl Meghan is hugging and taking towards Harry, her face is hilarious, both eyes and mouth wide opened, someone made her day.

  7. Tourmaline says:

    I used to have a robe like her red coat, it was really cozy. I miss it.

  8. Helen says:

    ben and jessica mulroney are in london, so maybe baby shower planning or actual events are going on this week.

  9. Anya says:

    Has Harry done any events on his own in 2019? I’ve only heard of his events with Meghan. And Yey for more events next week!

    • Eliza says:

      Yes he’s done a bunch. But without his wife there’s very little press coverage. Same for Will.

      • Anya says:

        Ah, thanks for correction. Do you know where I can look those up? For some reason, I’m super curious to see what events the boys have done lately.

  10. Themummy says:

    “Work consistently, Meghan!”

    Really?? She didn’t work for a few days while being probably 8 months pregnant and she gets that comment? Seems a bit premature.

  11. Fluffy Princess says:

    Yeah for more events!

  12. TW says:

    There was an ‘Endeavour Award’ for music in the pilot of ‘Lewis’: apparently Morse left Oxford (can’t remember if it was a School or a College) an endowment for a music prize, with the stipulation that the recipient should take joy in their music.
    Now I want to drag the pilot out and rewatch it. :)