Meghan Markle and Harry’s last royal engagement will not feature Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew will not be present at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's final royal engagement.

The couple will attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on Monday, weeks before they step down as working members of the Royal Family at the end of March.

Harry is already in the UK while Meghan is expected to join him in the next day or so. It's believed baby Archie will remain in North America for the duration of the visit.

The couple will attend the Endeavour Fund Awards on Thursday, which will be Meghan's first royal engagement since her visit to Canada House in January.

She will also join Harry in attending the Mountbatten Festival on Saturday, and will attend events to mark International Women's Day on Sunday.

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Monday's service will be their final public engagement as senior royals.

Prince William and Kate Middleton will also attend the Commonwealth Day service on Monday, alongside the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles.

But a notable absence will be that of Prince Andrew, who was pictured sitting beside Meghan for the 2019 service.

The Duke of York bowed out of public engagements following his interview with Newsnight in November, in which he was grilled over his friendship with billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

He claimed he had never met Virginia Giuffre, formerly Virginia Roberts, who has accused him of having sex with her when she was 17.

That's despite a widely-circulated photo showing the Duke with his arm around the then-teenager's waist.

During the interview, Prince Andrew said he would have to consult with his lawyers before testifying under oath about his ties to Epstein.

In a statement after the broadcast, he said: "Of course, I am willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required."

However the FBI since claimed they have received "zero cooperation" from the Duke.

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