Prince Harry Reveals Meghan Markle Will Join Him as Youth Ambassador to the Commonwealth

He also gave a shout-out to Queen Elizabeth

Updated 04/16/18

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If there are any two royals who can "keep up" with "young people," it's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. On Sunday, the prince was appointed Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by Queen Elizabeth II, and on Monday morning, he revealed in a speech that his fiancée would be joining him as well.

“I am incredibly grateful that the woman I am about to marry, Meghan, will be joining me in this work, of which she too is hugely excited to take part in," he said at the 11th Commonwealth Youth Forum, according to People. “I know that serving as an ambassador to young people, I am going to have to try to keep up with you," he added in the speech, and it looks like Markle is the perfect person to keep youth engaged.

According to the Kensington Palace Twitter, the royal-to-be will have her first duty as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador in just a few days. On Wednesday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend a reception with delegates at the Commonwealth Youth Forum, and on Thursday, the couple will attend a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Women's Empowerment reception.

Elsewhere in the speech, People reports, Prince Harry gave the audience a flashback to Queen Elizabeth as a young adult. “On the day of her 21st birthday, the then–Princess Elizabeth gave an extraordinary radio address from Cape Town," he said. "With an eye on the future, and an already unflinching sense of duty, she made a commitment. She said that whether her life be long or short, it would be dedicated to the service of the people of the Commonwealth.”

Prince Harry's announcement comes just a month before the royal wedding. But although they're getting ever closer to their big day, the couple isn't slacking off on their other obligations—royal or otherwise. Just last week, Markle landed in Chicago to finalize her visa application to her new home, and on Tuesday, she'll have to deal with Tax Day, just like every other American.

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