It's not clear exactly where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle honeymooned (previous sources say Namibia, while more recent rumors claim they went to Canada and then Ireland), but wherever they went, they're back and ready to resume their royal duties. The Duke of Sussex made his first official post-honeymoon appearance at a charity gala on Thursday, People reported, sporting his new platinum wedding band.
The fundraiser was for OnSide Youth Zones, a British organization that provides activities for young people in "deprived areas," and Prince Harry was joined by the likes of "Never Gonna Give You Up" singer Rick Astley and comedian David Walliams.
The Daily Mail reported that Walliams got a lot of laughs when he introduced the prince as a newly married man. Then, according to a tweet by royal expert Omid Scobie, Prince Harry gave a speech "about the need for more Onside Youth Zones across the country and the importance of meeting the needs of young people today." Scobie also tweeted that the prince chatted with a guest "about mental health and the pressures faced by young people today." "We maaay have also talked about helicopters. Absolute gentleman," the guest said, according to Scobie.
While Meghan Markle didn't attend the event, she'll be joining the other royals this Saturday at Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour ceremony, ET Canada reported. The Duchess of Sussex will also be accompanying Queen Elizabeth II on an official trip to Chester, England, where they'll present a new bridge, open the Storyhouse Theatre, and bond over lunch at Chester's Town Hall. To do so, she'll be riding the royal train with the Queen, which is an honor usually only given to "senior members" of the royal family—specifically, the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Camilla Bowles. It's so exclusive that Prince William reportedly only got a ride on his birthday once, while Prince Harry and Kate Middleton have never gotten an invite, according to Royal Central.
Previously, the newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex postponed their honeymoon to take care of their royal duties, making an appearance at Prince Charles's 70th birthday party and staying in London for about a week.