Prince Harry was peak supportive husband this morning, driving and joining his wife Meghan Markle at The Queens Commonwealth Trust and One Young World roundtable discussion she was hosting on gender equality. The two didn’t have to go far from their Frogmore Cottage home; the roundtable was held at Windsor Castle. Both chose bold monochromatic ensembles, the Duchess of Sussex in a red look—a leather pencil skirt and sweater—and the Duke of Sussex in a periwinkle suit.
The SussexRoyal Instagram announced Meghan’s roundtable earlier this week, ahead of the Duchess of Sussex’s scheduled appearance at the One Young World opening ceremony. Meghan has been at the conference two times in the past, before she joined the royal family.
The couple’s united front comes days after their ITV documentary aired, where the Duke and Duchess candidly discussed how the British tabloids’ constant negative stories about Meghan have affected their lives.
Meghan explained to journalist Tom Bradby that at first, she tried to adapt the royal family’s tradition of turning a blind eye to the press. But it was causing her more harm than good.
“I have said for a long time to H, that’s what I call him, ‘It’s not enough to just survive something,’ right?” Meghan started. “That’s not the point of life. You’ve got to thrive. You’ve got to feel happy, and I think I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried, but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging, and the biggest thing I know is that I never thought this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair, and that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile. I don’t know—just take each day as it comes.”