Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly just hosted a farewell lunch for their former members of staff from Frogmore Cottage, who were all told earlier this year that they were being dismissed from their roles, following the couple's decision to step down as senior royals. This week also saw Meghan and Harry's last official outings as senior royals as they prepare to transition into a new life of financial independence and increased privacy.
According to Page Six, the couple gathered their 15 former employees at The Goring Hotel in London, for a "surprise festive" meal. A royal source said that this isn't the first time the couple have thrown an event for their dedicated team: “Harry and Meghan have often done fun things like throwing pizza parties or hiring ice cream trucks for their staff, but they wanted to do something special going into this last week together," the source reportedly said. “They toasted the team and thanked them for everything they have done. Some of the staffers cried."
The source added: “They’ve all been through so much together and the staff have been working around the clock to make sure this last visit [to the UK, to wrap up their roles as senior royals] was as seamless as possible. Meghan and Harry really wanted to show their appreciation, they know how hard everyone has worked.” (Seriously, on a side note, could you imagine having a pizza party with Meghan and Harry?)
The Goring Hotel is a popular venue amongst royals, with The Queen Majesty frequently attending events there. Kate even spent the night before her wedding at The Goring.
This week also saw Meghan and Harry publicly reunite with Prince William and Kate Middleton for the first time in months. Here's what a body language expert had to say about that.
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