First public appearance of prince Harry after the storm royal

LONDON | prince Harry presides over Thursday, the draw of the world Cup of rugby league in London, his first public appearance one week after the announcement the shattering of his withdrawal of the british monarchy with his wife Meghan.

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All eyes will be on the duke of Sussex during the ceremony, the long-planned at Buckingham palace, which could also be his last public engagement before he flies to Canada to find Meghan, 38 years old, and their sound Archie, eight-month-old.

Before joining his family on the island of Vancouver, in the extreme south-west, it will, however, still a few meetings in the beginning of next week, probably on his future, according to the british press.

As if nothing had happened, the duke of Sussex, 35 years, has published Wednesday a video on Instagram announcing that the next edition of the Invictus Games, a sporting competition between wounded soldiers from around the world created on its initiative, to be held in Düsseldorf in 2022.

On the same social network, where he had announced his withdrawal, he aired Thursday morning another video where he is the face of a future awareness campaign the mental health of English league rugby to XIII, of which he is the sponsor.

The ceremony on Thursday will be covered in more classic by the corresponding royal, in which the prince enjoys little coverage of its torque, contributing to his willingness to take the wide.

Reluctantly, the queen Elizabeth II of England, 93-year-old, agreed Monday to let her grandson and his wife fly to their “new life”, by giving them a “transition period” between the United Kingdom and Canada, after a family council in his residence of Sandringham.

The queen had requested that the final decisions end up “in the coming days” to set the status to unpublished, claimed by the couple, who wants to keep a foot in the monarchy ” (and some benefits) while obtaining the right to live of its work, and living part of the year in North America.

Gesture of reconciliation

It is necessary in particular to determine the type of police protection they will benefit and how they will be able to earn a living, without a conflict of interest with their rank.

Reappeared on the other side of the Atlantic, Meghan has visited two charitable organizations in Vancouver for women in difficulty, posing for photos casual with their members.

Not to impress the press tabloid british. She did not fail to make a comparison with Kate, greeting her serenity and joviality in his first joint commitment of the year with her husband prince William, the elder brother of Harry, Wednesday in Bradford. “Kate, the duchess dazzling shows how to do”, as the Daily Mail.

During this visit, prince William felt that in the face of challenges, “he just needs to move forward rather than remain paralyzed and pretend they don’t exist,” according to the press, which interprets this, and how as a gesture of reconciliation.

At the same time as the couple seeks to escape the media pressure, the conflictual relationship of the duchess of Sussex with his father, Thomas Markle is the revel in the gutter press, which indulges in conjectures about the possibility of the seventy-year-old to testify in court to defend a newspaper attacked by her daughter for invasion of privacy.

Additional difficulty for the couple: despite their affection for Harry, a strong majority of Canadians (73 %) surveyed by the institute Angus Reid do not want to pay the bill for their installation in the country, nor for their safety.

Few enthusiastic of the canadian media have estimated the costs related to the protection of the prince Harry and Meghan Markle of approximately 1.7 million canadian dollars per year.

The world Cup of rugby will be held from 23 October to the 27 November 2021 in 17 cities of England.