Harry and Meghan to attend festival of music in London

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music in London on Saturday as they continue their final round of royal duties.

The couple will step down as senior royals on March 31 but have been embarking upon a series of engagements over the past days.

Harry will be attending the Albert Hall event in his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines.

Royal visit to 42 Commando Royal Marines
The Duke of Sussex is Captain General of the Marines (Finnbarr Webster/PA)

The festival brings together world-class musicians, composers and conductors of the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.

This year, the performance will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 80th anniversary of the formation of Britain’s Commandos.

Proceeds from the event go to the Royal Marines Association – The Royal Marines Charity and CLIC Sargent, who support cancer victims aged under 25 and their families.

It comes a day after Harry officially opened the Silverstone Experience in Northamptonshire, a museum charting British motor racing through the years, alongside Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.

The Duke of Sussex at Silverstone
The Duke of Sussex with Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton (Peter Nicholls/PA)

Meanwhile Meghan made a surprise trip to the National Theatre in London on Thursday, releasing photographs of her tour via the couple’s Instagram account on Friday.

The duchess, who is patron of the theatre, was shown VR technology aimed at helping people “better connect and empathise with each other as people, regardless of race, age or nationality”>

The couple also attended the Endeavour Fund Awards on Thursday evening to recognise the achievements of wounded, sick and injured service personnel.

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