Duchess Meghan & Prince Harry held hands as they exited Canada House

HRH Sussexes Visit -  Tuesday 7 January  -  Canada House, London

Here are more photos of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan out yesterday in London, visiting Canada House. According to the Daily Mail’s fashion IDs, the sweater and skirt were from Massimo Dutti, and the coat was Reiss. I’m still feeling like this is too much brown for one outfit, but whatever, girl loves wearing brown. I saw some comments about how Meghan was glowing and therefore pregnant, but… if anything, I think she looks like she’s lost some weight on their Canadian holiday. That’s what happens when you actually get to rest and spend lots of time as a family, and make healthy meals for yourself. My verdict is “not pregnant.” But yeah, she IS glowing. I think she just has a natural glow.

I saw that the Daily Mail is making a big deal about Harry and Meghan EXTREME PDA because they held hands as they exited Canada House, and because Harry briefly put his hand on Meghan’s shoulder. What’s funny is that if Kate had actually allowed William to gently rest his hand on her shoulder without shaking him off, or if they ever dared to hold hands, the DM and every other outlet would be falling all over themselves to declare it so “romantic,” “loving” and “perfect pigeon romance” or whatever.

As for the actual trip to Canada House, I also saw at least one reporter make a big deal about how it’s NEVER done, how royals should never thank an embassy for hosting them when it was a private visit. LOL. The people in the embassy seemed thrilled to meet them and Harry and Meghan told people that their stay in Canada was “beautiful.”

Seemingly very quickly, the Sussex Royal office put together an edited video of their visit to Canada House, complete with a music overlay. The video is nice and WHOA that’s a lot of Canadians. But I found the music very cheesy.

HRH Sussexes Visit -  Tuesday 7 January  -  Canada House, London

HRH Sussexes Visit -  Tuesday 7 January  -  Canada House, London

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex gesture during their visit to Canada House in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada,  in London on January 7, 2020.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Real Housewife says:

    When are they going to lambast her for “breaking protocol” and taking off her coat?! The horror!! They are one of the most tactile royal couples ever, this isn’t new nor is it news!

  2. Real Housewife says:

    When are they going to lambast her for “breaking protocol” and taking off her coat?! The horror!! They are one of the most tactile royal couples ever, this isn’t new nor is it news!

  3. Lala11_7 says:

    They’re a very tactile couple and I LOVES TO SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Me, too, and may I just say that I feel so happy for them that she looks so relaxed and content. The break from the swamp was clearly sorely needed by them.

      I just love them, but…

      MOAR MASTER ARCHIE, PLEASE! ☺️

    • Snazzy says:

      Me too! I love it. It looks like the rest is just what they needed and now they’re ready for another round

  4. fatladysinging says:

    My husband is Canadian, and yep, this sounds like his people’s music.

    • Mom2mom says:

      I’m Canadian and I can confirm that yes, that’s very Canadian sounding music 🤣🤣🤣

    • Nic919 says:

      It’s no Glass Tiger but I guess it will do.

    • LAB says:

      Fellow Canadian. We will hear this during the Olympics likely, very Canadian background music😉

    • Scotchy says:

      I am a Canadian WOC and this sounds like white people Canadian music because it certainly isn’t they type of music I associate with the country I am from. Personally I am surprised they didn’t go with the Tragically Hip.

      • perplexed says:

        I wish they had gone with Justin Bieber’s “Baby”.

      • fatladysinging says:

        We lived there for a year. Out west. And some version of this song was on in every restaurant and store I entered.

        But I gotta say, sis: In my Canadian year, I met the most Eagles-listening, Hootie-loving, Carlton-Bankiest black folks (of which I am one) I’d ever encountered in my life.

        I gained a new understanding of Drake that year. :-)

      • yinyang says:

        @fatladysinging Right. “Hootie-loving black folks” so true!!

  5. Becks1 says:

    I love how much they touch each other. People get bent out of shape bc its not professional or whatever, but its not like they are making out in public. I think it shows how much they rely on each other and support each other.

    the artist whose works were featured in the exhibit tweeted about it, clearly very excited to be mentioned by Canada House. So I thought that was definitely a positive.

    to me it was clear this visit was designed to be a gentle return to public life. Nothing major, just saying thank you for their visit, praising Canada for its beauty and hospitality, and then visiting the exhibit.

    • Nic919 says:

      Bringing attention to indigenous art is always a good thing so the dipshits who are criticizing the visit are just being idiots. Besides how many times has Kate visited the art gallery?

  6. aquarius64 says:

    The Sussex PDA is hardly news it’s regular for them. And I found out from others that Charles and Camilla and the Cambridges thanked countries that hosted them on their private times. Non story.

  7. S808 says:

    I like the video recaps, it’s a good way to have a more inside look at what they do at these engagements. Their social media guy (David?) has done a great job with their account.

  8. Loulalou says:

    She still looks so unsure of herself, I feel for her..seems all the criticism has gotten to her. She does remind me so much of Lady Diana, beautiful and sweet but insecure. She is such a beautiful woman but she needs a (better) stylist!!!

    • Pineapple says:

      Those are NOT photos of an “unsure of herself” woman. That is a happy, well rested, had a break from the racism human. And as usual she is killing the work.

    • Peg says:

      Meghan insecure, that’s a new one, they just like touching one another, they remind me of two magnets, as soon as they get close they touch.
      The High Commissioner was on Canadian TV saying they will work on projects in the future, the reporter asked her if this was their first visit and she said, second in less than two years and talked about how much they both loved Canada.

    • Eyfalia says:

      If a person is not insecure it is Meghan. She rests in herself. I know the hate trolls hope that their criticism (slander, defamation) gets to her. Tough luck, it doesn’t!

    • Guest2.0 says:

      Are these the new Meghan hater talking points? Meg’s insecure and unsure of herself so she clings to Harry for support and comfort? Ridiculous. Meghan exudes confidence and self assurance….there’s nothing insecure about her.

    • lucia says:

      Awwww, is that you projecting sweetie? Perhaps you should work on your own issues first.

    • lookinglikeasnack says:

      All she said was she thought Meghan looked unsure of herself, no need to be vicious

    • Marie says:

      You see an insecure women and I see a strong, confident women doing better in her role than people thought she would.

    • Kristina says:

      Holy moly. Look at all this vitriol to a totally innocuous comment.

      • Loulalou says:

        I watched the video and her body language looks insecure to me..nothing to do with the affection she shows to her husband. She comes across as being insecure in the spotlight..and she IS in the most insane spotlight..totally scrutinised, so I’m not critisisng her, just making an observation. I actually like her! But oh my god, the reaction of some people here is vicious..wow

      • Cali says:

        Not innocent, it’s called reaching for the heavens

    • Fabuleuse15 says:

      Awww, you must be in pain watching her glow. I’d hate to be you sweetie.

    • Jaded says:

      Insecure?! Hardly. She’s quite the opposite. A confident and engaging public speaker, throws herself into her projects, interacts with the public with kindness and poise. Don’t forget she’s had an acting career as well as a good deal of philanthropic work at a high level. Let’s just say she’s has one characteristic the other royals don’t have – humility.

    • josephine says:

      Maybe ever so unsteady on the killer heels, but I’m not seeing insecure at all. I think she’s probably making an effort to maintain posture, maintain the “right” smile, have the proper body language and all that jazz. But she looks refreshed here.

    • Yup, Me says:

      I don’t think she looks insecure, but I did think she looked aware that she was being watched- things like starting to put her hands in her pocket but stopping herself after only a brief moment, catching herself leaning forward and resting her elbows on her knees and then sitting up. Little things that any of us would do if we were keeping in mind that it’s not just about the people in front of us that we are interacting with, but also the cameras capturing everything.

      I do think she looks happy and well rested, too. I’m looking forward to seeing her projects and events this year.

      • yinyang says:

        You’re right! Insecure no, but aware of the cameras. And those things she does makes her so enduring.

    • Jumpingthesnark says:

      She doesn’t look at all unsure of herself. I would describe her look as polished and confident. And she and her husband love each other, and also like each other enough to hold hands in public! Not shocking, millions of couples do this every day!

  9. Gen says:

    I agree about the brown, but it is supposed to be the latest rage: tone on tone dressing…

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      I actually like the shades of brown, and she can pull it off. What I don’t like is the mix of textiles. That skirt looks like satin. I don’t like the sweater with it. I also would have preferred her heels in camel to match the coat.

      • Dee says:

        Disagree. I think the mix of textiles is what makes it work. Otherwise it would just be different shades of brown.

    • L4frimaire says:

      She actually made the brown look good, and it’s not my favorite color. The textures were a nice contrast. I think of that brown outfit Kate wore in Pakistani mountains, where it was so dull and monotone, only thing was missing her sash and Girl Scout cookies.

  10. Trillian says:

    She looks happy and comfortable. I am not a fashion person, but her clothes always seem slightly too big for her. Is she that petite? Also not a fan of the very long hair just hanging around, I liked the buns better.

    • Modiglia says:

      Interesting – I often think that, even though she’s normally quite thin, her clothing is sometimes too small. I think it’s her height, really.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Having been a nursing mom of babies, I am surprised she still has such long hands… around four months or so, they get distracted while nursing, and grabby hands help themselves to handsful of hair, ouch.

  11. Nola says:

    I didn’t think I would like a monochrome brown look, but I’m here for it! *Almost* makes me want to try it. Perhaps it is the flash from the cameras, but her shoes look almost bronze-y. So they look like they don’t quite go. I bet they coordinate perfectly without the camera lights though!

    I wish one of the Duchesses would try an edgy haircut like Charlene’s. I think Meaghan has the fashion sense and confidence to pull off a short, edgy cut.

    • Gabby says:

      I agree, I think she would be even more stunning, a la Zoe Kravitz at the Golden Globes.
      I would have loved this look with a different fabric for the skirt, just not a fan of satin.

      • yinyang says:

        @Nola @Gabby Yes! I wish she would try an actual hairstyle instead of this drab one. And I love the brown on brown but the skirt fabric is wrong should have been heavier.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      My mom will chuckle to know that her 1970s favorite tone-on-tone browns are back in style.
      Are matching big, natural wood beaded necklaces coming back, too?

    • Betsy says:

      Yeah, brown clothing is not my jam (blame my ups driver dad!) but she looks outstanding here.

  12. Jen says:

    She looks great. I hate the PDA talk. To call what they did was extreme is hyperbole at best and a bald faced lie at worst. Kate and Will show the least amount of PDA and we get article upon article about how it shows how strong their marriage is.

  13. Belli says:

    When W&K have shown the slightest bit of affection before, which is rare, the same reporters and fans do go wild for it.

    I find it hilarious that holding hands is wild and outrage PDA. My husband and I hold hands in the supermarket! It’s not a big deal, nobody cares, different couples communicate in different ways.

    I liked hearing that H&M visited the Hubb Kitchen privately to check in before heading to Canada House. That group of ladies is clearly very close to Meghan’s heart.

  14. Joanna says:

    I just love how happy and in love they always look together.

  15. Kcat says:

    Love her whole look, that skirt is beautiful in motion. She looks wonderful.

  16. eyeroll says:

    Her face looks stunning as always but I think she might have done her makeup a bit differently? Eyeliner looks like it’s all around the eye. With the lashes as well it’s maybe slightly too much for a daytime event but tbh she can do literally anything makeup-wise with that face and I’d be on board lol.

  17. Nev says:

    Go on Duchess!!!
    Glowing is right. She’s beaming.

  18. Jan says:

    I like them. Screw royal BS.

  19. TheOriginalMia says:

    They are a happily married couple of less than 2 years. They are both tactile individuals. Of course, they are going to hold hands. Just because the pigeons decided eons ago to not engage in pda, doesn’t mean others are prohibited.

    I love brown too, but the satin skirt is definitely not my thing. Maybe a knit skirt would have been better. I love the turtleneck and those shoes. Love them!

  20. Exhausted says:

    Holding hands, peck on the lips, touching a shoulder is not PDA. I do that with my friends. Talk to me if there is tongue and hands on bum action.

  21. Loretta says:

    I love Meghan’s look, that skirt is so great. She’s glowing and it’s so nice to see her and Harry so in love.

  22. Valiantly Varnished says:

    So they are trying this angle again, huh?? Didn’t they do this one already – multiple times?? Yes, Harry and Meghan like to hold hands and occasionally touch each other. It’s been that way forever and I hope it stays that way for them. I think it’s lovely. It’s never over the top.

    PS- I still love the outfit. I dress like this all the time in the winter in various shades of brown or camel. It’s easy and it looks rich and elegant

  23. MellyMel says:

    Get you someone that looks at you the way Harry looks at Meghan. Ugh I love them and they both look happy and glowy.

  24. Noodle says:

    I love the positivity and support she gets here at CB. I looked at the pics at DM (they had like, no kidding, 163 pictures of this visit) and Meghan had a little armpit sweat in some of them. Totally natural, not a big deal, happens to many of us when we go into heated spaces. The comments. My GOD, the comments. You would think she used one of her stilletos to stab a Canadian in the eye. Apparently the readers of the DM (apart from the few positive words of support) never sweat and never turn a foot wrong.

  25. Lindy says:

    I really like that two-tone brown look on her–those colors really add to get glow.

  26. Sofia says:

    Their PDA doesn’t really bother me.

    Call me when they’re french kissing or trying to dry hump each other in public. Then I’ll complain

  27. Goldengirlslover34 says:

    I love the brown. She has the coloring for it. I blend into brown so I appreciate when men and women can wear it effortlessly. It’s a great take on black on black and when done well you can look so rich and elegant. My husband is darker than me (think Idris Elba coloring) and when he is in all brown he looks like a hot modern spy. His skin seems to shimmer. Meghan has the same coloring as one of my cousins and she also glows in brown. I look like a sad sac sadly so I got for more tans.

  28. notasugarhere says:

    She was spotted today leaving a private meeting at the National Theatre.

  29. yinyang says:

    Meg looks good and I love the browns, but I still wish she would cut her drab hair, imagine the media attention. And Harry is charming, you know he reminds me of Diana’s dad the way he’s jovial and sociable. William seems too shy and insecure when around a lot of people.

  30. Tiffany says:

    “As for the actual trip to Canada House, I also saw at least one reporter make a big deal about how it’s NEVER done, how royals should never thank an embassy for hosting them when it was a private visit. LOL.”

    Is…is this for real? You never say thank you.

  31. Amelie says:

    Don’t they hold hands all the time? They’ve been doing this since their engagement photoshoot announcement! Not sure how this is still news more than 3 years later? Meghan and Harry have always demonstrated they are both physically affectionate. I do think it is probably Meghan who initiated it and Harry has gone along with it and now it’s just normal. But should have known the UK media would be back to their pettiness towards the Sussexes.

  32. Dee Kay says:

    I love the brown! I have similar coloring to Meghan and sometimes I have been able to pull off an all-brown outfit like this, different shades and different textiles, but it’s tough. You’ve got to pick exactly right for it to work. And Mehgan did it, she completely pulls it off and looks great!!! #neverstopholdinghandsHarryandMeghan

  33. Catting says:

    Love that outfit and that they look happy!

  34. Lisa says:

    The horror of actually liking your husband.

  35. Liz version 700 says:

    The BBC just announced that Harry and Meghan are stepping back as senior royals and dividing their time between Britain and North America!

    • Sparkle says:

      What a smart move! The monarchy is a joke in 2020 anyways

      I hope they can live the life they have dreamed of now.

    • keis says:

      I really hope this relieves some of the pressure they’ve been under – especially Meghan. I particularly appreciate the note that they will work to be financially independent.

      • JulieCarr says:

        That kind of bugged me. Unless he’s managed to quietly blow a big chunk of his inheritance, Harry should have more than enough to be financially independent now. That line just seems to be getting people ready for the fact they won’t be stepping back from the tax-payers money when they step back from royal work.

      • Sparkle says:

        I am not surprised by this move at all. Meghan came into this relationship financially stable as a whole person. Having to be under the thumb of the royal family and compromise their values & beliefs because they pay their bills must be immensely frustrating to an independent person like Meghan. Its like selling your soul to the devil. I can just imagine her getting sick of that trade off real quick. I think they will make such a bigger impact on the world now that they will be free of the golden handcuffs of the royal family.

        Also, There is nothing more unattractive than a man who doesn’t make his own money. Get a job Harry.

      • Bobby the K says:

        Harry’s worth about $40 million.
        I’m sure he’s getting good financial advice.
        He wouldn’t have to work at anything if he doesn’t feel like it.

        They can just pursue interests and hobbies they like. And why the heck not?

    • JoJo says:

      Evil Meghan made him do it.
      #sarcasm

    • Sen says:

      Financially independent… So Harry’s going to trade school?

      • Sparkle says:

        I bet a million bucks he probably wants to be or will end up being a social media influencer. GAG! LOL!

        We already know Meghan has her own viable career skills as an actress and is financially independent.

      • Bee says:

        It’s more easy to be “financially independent” when you’ve already inherited multi-millions from Great Grandma and Mum. Harry is already sitting on a pot of gold.

  36. Bee says:

    Damn, I remember commenting about how denouncing the media was Stage One of their Exit Plan (and was kind of shot down), but didn’t realise an actual Exit would come to fruition so quickly. This will be really interesting to see play out.

  37. Mo says:

    This is smart. Let us have a nice private break in Canada and we will visit Canada House to say how wonderful Canada is. I think all of Canada is practicing how friendly and discrete they will be should they bump into Harry and Meghan on their next visit.

  38. Charfromdarock says:

    “The video is nice and WHOA that’s a lot of Canadians”

    Hey! You can never have too many Canadians! 🇨🇦