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Prince Harry enjoyed a casual Sunday lunch with the Queen ahead of his royal exit

Harry visited his grandmother at Windsor Castle as he and Meghan prepare for their first public appearance with the rest of the Royal Family for the first time since their shock announcement.

The Duke of Sussex and the Queen met for lunch on Sunday, it has been confirmed.
As Hello! reports the 35-year-old prince visited his grandmother at Windsor Castle following his return to the UK last week to carry out his final engagements before he and Duchess Meghan step back from their roles as working royals at the end of this month.
Earlier in the day, the Queen had been spotted attending a Sunday service at Church of All Saints in the grounds of Royal Lodge in Windsor, where her second son Prince Andrew lives with his former wife Sarah Ferguson.
Harry arrived back to the UK from Canada last week and paid a visit to his grandmother the Queen. (Image: Getty)
This week Buckingham Palace confirmed Prince Harry and Meghan, who has arrived in the UK this week, will join members of the Royal Family for the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey, marking the first time the royal couple have made a public appearance with the family since their announcement in January.
The appearance, which will see the Sussexes join the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen and Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, will also be a poignant one as it marks the end of an era for the royal foursome once affectionately dubbed the 'Fab Four'.
The couples have previously attended two services together, the first in 2018 ahead of Harry and Meghan's wedding when Duchess Catherine was pregnant with Prince Louis and the second time last year, when Duchess Meghan was pregnant with Archie.
The 'Fab Four' attend their first Commonwealth Day service as a foursome in 2018. (Image: Getty)
The theme of this year's Commonwealth service is "Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming," a statement by the Palace says.
The Palace explains the service will celebrate the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and most sustainable future for all.
"From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow."
The service, the largest inter-faith gathering in the UK, will also include performances by Alexandra Burke and Craig David.
Last year's service marked one of Meghan's final engagements before she went on maternity leave. (Image: Getty)
Since the Sussexes' bombshell announcement, the royal family-of-three has spent most of their time on Vancouver Island in Canada, with Prince Harry returning last week to attend a working summit for his sustainable travel initiative Travalyst.
During his appearance the prince also asked to be called just 'Harry' with the event's host Ayesha Hazarika introducing him and telling the audience: "He wants to say a few words to kick start the day and he's made it clear that we are all just to call him 'Harry.'"
"So, ladies and gentlemen please give a big Scottish welcome to Harry."
Later that week he attended a recording session with US rockstar Jon Bon Jovi, where the musician's song Unbroken was re-recorded in aid of Harry's Invictus Games Foundation.
The pair teased their collaboration earlier in the month and finally met at the iconic Abbey Roads Studio, even re-creating the famous Beatles' Abbey Road album cover on the pedestrian crossing.
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Later this week Harry and Meghan are scheduled to attend the Endeavour Fund Awards on Thursday evening along with the Mountbatten Music Festival on March 7.
The royal couple will step back from their royals as working royals from March 31 and have agreed to a review of the agreement reached between the Sussexes and the Palace in 12 months.
Following their royal exit, Harry and Meghan will no longer be able to actively use their 'HRH' titles and will no longer receive funding from the Sovereign Grant. They will also no longer represent the Queen or Commonwealth and plan to launch a non-profit organisation that will also introduce their new 'brand' no longer being allowed to use their well-known Sussex Royal label due to issues with the use of the word 'royal'.
While the final agreement is a far cry from the half-in half-out approach the couple had initially hoped for, Prince Harry has said he does not regret the decision to step back saying he felt he had "no option but to leave" when it came to protecting his family.