Every Time Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Stepped Out in the U.S.

See every public appearance the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made stateside since relocating to California two years ago

01 of 20

Super Bowl LVI

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Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie at the 2022 Super Bowl. NBC

Prince Harry attended the big game in Inglewood, California with his cousin Princess Eugenie.

No word on whether the royals rooted for the Los Angeles Rams or the Cincinnati Bengals, but Meghan Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles.

02 of 20

Nice Trophy

Prince Harry
Los Angeles Rams/Twitter

After the Rams' victory, the prince got a close look at the American crown jewels: the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

03 of 20

Meeting Military Personnel

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Lee Morgan

On Veteran's Day in 2021, the couple hosted a luncheon for service members and their spouses at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.

Over the meal, the group discussed topics including mental health and building strong communities.

04 of 20

Spending Time with Students

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
SSgt Jake Carter/Task Force Liberty

During the visit, Harry and Meghan toured a classroom and met some of the young Afghan refugee children who call the Air Force base their temporary home.

The kids were learning "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" to help with their English, and the couple led a rousing rendition of the song.

05 of 20

Glam Gala

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Dia Dipasupil/Getty

Harry and Meghan stepped out for a night in New York City in November for the 2021 Salute to Freedom gala. The evening honored service members ahead of Veterans Day in the U.S., and Remembrance Day in the U.K.

Both added a red poppy to their black-tie best. The symbol has been used since 1921 to commemorate military members who have died in war.

06 of 20

Talk Show Time

Meghan Markle on Ellen
Meghan Markle and Ellen DeGeneres. Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

Megan sat down with host Ellen DeGeneres — who also happens to be her neighbor! — in November for her first daytime talk show appearance since she married Prince Harry.

07 of 20

Making the Case for the Cause

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Meghan Markle at the NYT DealBook Summit in November 2021. NYT DealBook Summit

Also in November, the Duchess of Sussex opened up about her push for paid family leave at The New York Times DealBook Online Summit.

"I think this is one of those issues that is not red or blue. We can all agree that people need support, certainly, when they've just had a child," she said.

"Paid leave, from my standpoint, is just a humanitarian issue," Meghan later added.

08 of 20

An Important Mission

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen

The Sussexes spoke together on stage at the Global Citizen Live concert in Central Park in September, stressing the dire need for COVID-19 vaccine equity. The outing was their first joint public appearance since their daughter Lilibet Diana was born in June.

09 of 20

A Day in Harlem

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Harlem school
Prince Harry. Lanford Beard

The couple joined N.Y.C. Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter at P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson School in Harlem to promote early literacy. The pair was given a tour of the school by two student ambassadors.

10 of 20

Reading The Bench

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Robert Kamau/GC Images

Meghan also had the opportunity to read from her children's book The Bench to a group of second-grade students.

11 of 20

A Local Lunch

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matt sayles

Restaurateur Melba Wilson hosted the two at her Melba's Harlem restaurant, where they sampled "a lot of my favorite things on the menu" and chatted with other patrons, Wilson said.

"They really are amongst the nicest people I've ever met," Wilson told PEOPLE after the visit.

12 of 20

Advocating at the U.N.

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex
Matt Sayles

The couple had several things on their agenda during their September 2021 N.Y.C. visit, including a meeting with U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield for a conversation that covered topics including mental health and racial justice.

13 of 20

Remembering 9/11

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex
Matt Sayles

The couple kicked off their multi-day visit to NYC with a visit to One World Observatory at the World Trade Center in September, weeks after the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. There, they met with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Kathy Hochul.

14 of 20

New Commute

An Afternoon with Prince Harry & James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden

Harry joined longtime pal James Corden for a silly sojourn around L.A. in February 2021 while filming an episode of The Late Late Show together. The episode sees the dynamic duo traveling on a double decker bus, visiting the home used in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and more.

15 of 20

Speaking on a Serious Stage

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Prince Harry. VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty

In May, Harry gave an impassioned speech about the importance of vaccine equity amid the COVID-19 pandemic in a speech at the Global Citizen's VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World in Inglewood, California.

"This pandemic cannot end unless we act collectively with an unprecedented commitment to our shared humanity. The vaccine must be distributed to everyone everywhere," he said in part. "We cannot rest or truly recover until there is fair distribution to every corner of the world."

16 of 20

Quietly Volunteering

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Prince Harry. Walker Family Events Foundation

The duo has made giving back to their new community a priority; they've been spotted handing out backpacks at a back-to-school drive for Baby2Baby, distributed food at a veteran's event, delivered meals to high-risk people and sent lunch to volunteers on Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

17 of 20

Oh Baby2Baby

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Baby2Baby

In the fall of 2020, the couple helped Los Angeles kids heading back to school pack up backpacks of supplies and fit them properly for a Baby2Baby event.

18 of 20

Community Outreach

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Baby2Baby

Markle helped answer questions for an eventgoer while Harry packed supplies behind her.

19 of 20

Honoring the Fallen

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Lee Morgan

In November 2020, the Sussexes paid their respects at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in honor of Remembrance Day in the U.K.

20 of 20

In the Kitchen

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Homeboy Industries/Instagram

In June 2020, the pair made a visit to Homeboy Industries in L.A., a community social justice organization working to improve the lives of formerly incarcerated and previously gang-involved people.

The visit saw the couple join the group's participants ("Homies") in the café and bakery, where they helped prepare food for the #FeedHOPE program, which employs Homeboy participants to provide meals to food-insecure seniors and youth across the city.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were just 'Harry and Meghan' to the homies," said Father Greg Boyle, the group's founder. "They rolled up their sleeves and deeply engaged with our workers in the bakery and café. It was immediate kinship and heartening in its mutuality."

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