Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle reunite for 1st time since Christmas

The Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex have come together for the first joint engagement since they were pictured attending the annual church service at Sandringham on Christmas Day.

Kate, 37, and Meghan, also 37, attended a reception at Buckingham Palace thrown by the Queen to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Investiture of The Prince of Wales.

Brushing aside ongoing rumours of a rift, the Duchess of Sussex looked elegant as she joined Prince Harry, 34, to mark Prince Charles’ fifty years of service to Wales, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

Meghan cut an elegant figure in a recycled £895 Amanda Wakeley coat which she teamed with a floral embellished dress, as she stood alongside Harry during the celebrations, joined by Kate and Prince William, 36.

The Duchess of Cambridge looked stylish in a mint-coloured blouse dress featuring ruffled sleeves and a button-up collar, which she teamed with suede nude heels.

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Meghan was pictured wearing a recycled £895 Amanda Wakeley coat with a floral embellished dress as she joined Harry for a reception at Buckingham Palace thrown by the Queen to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Investiture of The Prince of Wales

Meghan was pictured wearing a recycled £895 Amanda Wakeley coat with a floral embellished dress as she joined Harry for a reception at Buckingham Palace thrown by the Queen to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Investiture of The Prince of Wales

Meghan was pictured wearing a recycled £895 Amanda Wakeley coat with a floral embellished dress as she joined Harry for a reception at Buckingham Palace thrown by the Queen to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Investiture of The Prince of Wales

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The Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge attended an event at Buckingham Palace today and both royals were looking incredibly chic.

Whilst Kate opted for a powder blue palette, Meghan stuck to her favourite cream tone thanks to her Amanda Wakeley coat and metallic jacquard dress.

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The event, also attended by Princess Anne, will celebrate a range of Welsh charities, organisations and businesses.

Among the guests will be leading figures in Welsh and UK public life, as well as representatives from The Prince of Wales’s many Welsh charities and patronages, including The Prince’s Trust Cymru, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and the BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales. 

The Archbishop of Canterbury will also be in attendance to give a speech to mark the anniversary.

The Investiture Regalia worn by The Prince of Wales in 1969 will be on display, including the Investiture Coronet, Sword, Ring and Rod, as well as the Letters Patent for the creation of Charles, Duke of Cornwall as Prince of Wales in 1958.

The reception will culminate with a musical performance in the ballroom by students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, of which The Prince of Wales is Patron. 

The performance will include a new piece written for the anniversary by Welsh composer Paul Mealor, inspired by the legend of the Lady of Llyn y Fan, a mountain lake near The Prince of Wales’s Welsh home, Llwynywermod in Carmarthenshire.

Prince Charles was created The Prince of Wales aged 9 on July 26th 1958 and was formally invested with the title by Her Majesty The Queen on July 1st 1969 at Caernarfon Castle.

The Duchess of Cambridge speaks with guests at a reception at Buckingham Palace in London to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales

The Duchess of Cambridge speaks with guests at a reception at Buckingham Palace in London to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales

The Duchess of Cambridge speaks with guests at a reception at Buckingham Palace in London to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales

Brushing aside ongoing rumours of a rift, the Duchess of Sussex looked elegant as she joined Prince Harry, 34, to mark Prince Charles' fifty years of service to Wales, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth

Brushing aside ongoing rumours of a rift, the Duchess of Sussex looked elegant as she joined Prince Harry, 34, to mark Prince Charles' fifty years of service to Wales, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth

Brushing aside ongoing rumours of a rift, the Duchess of Sussex looked elegant as she joined Prince Harry, 34, to mark Prince Charles’ fifty years of service to Wales, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth

The Duchess of Cambridge looked stylish in a mint-coloured blouse dress featuring ruffled sleeves and a button-up collar, teaming the frock with suede nude heels

The Duchess of Cambridge looked stylish in a mint-coloured blouse dress featuring ruffled sleeves and a button-up collar, teaming the frock with suede nude heels

The Duchess of Cambridge looked stylish in a mint-coloured blouse dress featuring ruffled sleeves and a button-up collar, teaming the frock with suede nude heels

The event marks the first time the two Duchesses have been pictured together since December.

Kate and Meghan were last pictured on Christmas Day at Sandringham where they joined the royal family for the annual church service, putting on brave faces at the height of rumours about their so-called ‘strained’ relations. 

Just days later reports followed claiming that the wives of Windsor, whose ‘differing personalities’ were said to be at the centre of the rift, were reported to have got on famously during the festivities. 

A source told The Sun at the time: ‘They were chuckling along together. You wouldn’t know there was any tension between the two. It was a wonderful day and night.’ 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked in good spirits, and Harry appeared to be drinking water as they mingled with VIP guests at the event

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked in good spirits, and Harry appeared to be drinking water as they mingled with VIP guests at the event

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked in good spirits, and Harry appeared to be drinking water as they mingled with VIP guests at the event

The Duchesses have already had a busy calendar of royal engagements this year, however their public schedules haven’t crossed over- until today.

Tuesday marks the first time they have been seen together in public since Christmas Day, as the date of Meghan and Harry’s move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor Castle draws closer.  

Kate and Meghan have attended eight events together since she married Prince Harry in May 2018.

After the 19th May wedding, they were first seen together attending Trooping the Colour on 9th June for the Queen’s Birthday.

The following month Meghan attended the christening of Prince Louis on 9th July in the Chapel Royal at St James Palace. 

Just a day later Harry, Meghan, William and Kate all attended the centenary of the Royal Air force in Buckingham Palace and were pictured smiling together on the balcony.

And in July the Duchesses put rumours of a rift to the side as they attended the Wimbledon championships together, their first outing without their husbands.

As rumours of a rift became more prominent, the royal ‘Fab Four’ attended Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank on 12th October in Windsor. 

In November, they both attended a reception for Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, but were not photographed together.  

Later that month Meghan and Kate were both present at the Cenotaph in London for Remembrance Day to celebrate the centenary of the Armistice. 

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex went to watch the tennis in Wimbledon last July. It was the first time Kate and Meghan were seen together without William and Harry

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex went to watch the tennis in Wimbledon last July. It was the first time Kate and Meghan were seen together without William and Harry

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex went to watch the tennis in Wimbledon last July. It was the first time Kate and Meghan were seen together without William and Harry

In a rare joint appearance Prince Harry and Meghan were seen alongside Prince William and Kate in November during the National Service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey

In a rare joint appearance Prince Harry and Meghan were seen alongside Prince William and Kate in November during the National Service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey

In a rare joint appearance Prince Harry and Meghan were seen alongside Prince William and Kate in November during the National Service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey

Rumours of a royal rift between the women began swirling after news emerged that Meghan and Harry will move away from Kensington Palace to make their home 25 miles away from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Windsor.

There were claims that Kate became emotional over Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid’s dress fitting, ahead of Meghan and Harry’s wedding in May, as well as suggestions the pair had clashed over staff.

However, royal insiders have insisted that there has been no falling out between the Cambridges and the Sussexes, but admitted the pair are ‘very different people’.

A source previously told the Daily Mail’s Rebecca English: ‘While there are some tensions behind the scenes, Kate is pretty unflappable and nothing has become bad enough to make Harry and Meghan want to move out.

‘People are genuinely pleased to see them so happy. The truth is that there simply isn’t enough room at Kensington Palace for them and I know they have been looking at Windsor as a possibility since before the wedding.’

Royal insiders have said there has been no falling out between the Cambridges and the Sussexes, seen the last time on Christmas Day at Sandringham,and explained that the pair are simply 'very different people'

Royal insiders have said there has been no falling out between the Cambridges and the Sussexes, seen the last time on Christmas Day at Sandringham,and explained that the pair are simply 'very different people'

Royal insiders have said there has been no falling out between the Cambridges and the Sussexes, seen the last time on Christmas Day at Sandringham,and explained that the pair are simply ‘very different people’

Kate and  Meghan’s joint engagements since Meghan and Harry’s wedding 

19 May: Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle 

9 June: Trooping the Colour in London

9 July: Prince Louis Christening at St James Palace

10 July: Centenary of the Royal Air Force in London 

14 July: Ladies final of the Wimbledon Championships 

12 October: Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor  

11 November: Remembrance Day service, centenary of the Armistice in Westminster Abbey

14 November: Prince Charles’ 70th birthday reception in London

24 December: Christmas Day church service in Sandringham

 

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