The Duchess of Sussex has appeared in public for the first time since nasty gossip surrounding a “rift” between her and Kate Middleton emerged to deliver a moving speech at charity event in honour of her husband’s late friend.
Meghan and Harry were photographed arriving at St Luke’s Church in London at a Christmas carols event held in memorial of Prince Harry’s school friend, Henry van Straubenzee, who tragically died in a car accident in 2002, The Sun reports.
Harry’s dear friend Henry died instantly in the passenger seat of a car that collided with a tree outside Ludgrove preschool in Berkshire.
He and his older brother Thomas were close with both Prince Harry and Prince William growing up. The four were even described as “inseparable”, according to the MailOnline, and the Duke of Sussex once described his late friend as a “surfing legend and ladies’ man”.
The foundation which hosts the carols event was set up in his name in 2007, and helps more than 28,000 children across 40 nursery, primary and secondary schools in Uganda.
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Meghan took to the stage in support of her husband, delivering a speech which struck a chord with the crowd.
A guest of the service told the MailOnline: “Meghan spoke very clearly, it was a fantastic service.”