Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the WellChild Awards last night in London. Harry has been a patron of the organisation since 2007 and this was Royal Meghan’s first time attending. WellChild supports kids living with serious illness and their caregivers. Over the years, we’ve seen the most sensitive side of Harry at this event, spending time with the children, making them laugh, highlighting the efforts of their family members and friends, and honouring the dignity they’ve shown in their circumstances. Last night was no exception. Harry and Meghan talked to the kids about their favourite Disney movies (The Lion King for him, The Little Mermaid for her), gave out high-fives, low-fives, hugs, and took lots of photos.
Look at these great smiles:
In other Harry and Meghan news, according to PEOPLE, the Queen isn’t into it when Royal Meghan wears pants. She wore a pantsuit last night, an outfit that fit much better than the tuxedo dress we saw her in last week at Hamilton. Per PEOPLE’s source:
The Queen, who never wears slacks, prefers women in the royal family to wear dresses or skirts — and it’s protocol that Meghan has trouble understanding.
Although she has quickly adapted to many of the minutiae of royal dos and don’ts, she “has found certain rules in the royal household difficult to understand, like the fact that the Queen prefers women in dresses or skirts rather than trouser suits, and is often asking Harry why things have to be done in a certain way,” a source previously told PEOPLE.
“I think she finds it a little frustrating at times, but this is her new life, and she has to deal with it,” the source added.
Even if this were true… who does it help or hurt? It hurts Meghan in the sense that, sure, some fusty-ass old-timey pearl clutchers are huffing about her preference for trousers. But, at the same time, it also makes Her Majesty look like a fusty-ass old timey pearl clutcher when, well, one of the priorities of the monarchy has to been to modernise and maintain relevance. Nobody’s looking relevant when they’re complaining about a woman wearing pants, especially not when so much of our social conversations have been about equality for women, equality in the workplace. Whoever it is that’s leaking these items then, if they really are connected to the palace and the royal family, isn’t all that strategic.
And finally, a moment I missed from H&M at Hamilton last week – did you hear about how Meghan accidentally revealed her nickname for Harry? When they were posing for the group shot with the cast, Meghan, who was standing in front of Harry, asked him, “Can you see, my love?”
They’re corny like that, the Sussexes.