Meghan makes secret visits to school and theatre as she says Megxit goodbyes

Meghan Markle has made secret visits to a school and a theatre as she says her goodbyes before quitting the Royal Family next month.

The Duchess of Sussex was seen getting out of the car and meeting teachers at Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham this afternoon.

She is dressed in black trousers and cream blazer, and is carrying a clutch bag.

She also popped into the National Theatre, which she is patron of, yesterday afternoon.

She went to see the organisations Immersive Storytelling Studio, which uses technology including holograms to help deliver information.

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It's designed to take visitors "on a musical journey to reflect the influence of West Indian and black culture on the UK music scene".

Meghan wore a white shirt with a long, high-waisted skirt for the visit.

The Duke and Duchess are back in the UK this week carrying out their final engagements before 'Megxit' on March 31.

Their first official engagement took place last night when they were special guests at Endeavour Fund Awards in London.

They looked happy and relaxed as they walked into the venue, braving the rain with Harry holding an umbrella over his wife.

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During the event, Meghan chatted to Claire Spencer, 52, who was there to support her husband as he picked up an award.

Claire complimented the Duchess on how she looks after having her little boy, prompting Meghan to give a little update on how the royal tot is getting on.

She said: "Oh yes, well he is ten months now and is into everything."

The couple also witnessed a surprise marriage proposal when Welsh Guards veteran Danny Holland, 29, from Wrexham, north Wales, popped the question to Lauren Price while on stage.

Meghan smiled and placed her hands in the centre of her chest, while Harry applauded the couple.

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And thankfully Danny's romantic gesture paid off, and Lauren, 24, said yes.

Danny said: "With winning (the award) as well, there was no better time to do it.

"Although she always said she didn't want it with a lot of other people around."

Meghan and Harry were so moved by the moment they asked to speak to the newly engaged couple privately after the awards had finished.

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Lauren said: "They just congratulated us. They asked us how we felt and if I was expecting it. They said they were really happy for us."

Meghan and Harry have been criticised for leaving Archie in Canada during their visit , with the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter labelling them "spiteful".

He told Nine News Australia : "There's always the excuse, "Well he's too young to fly"; babies fly all the time, they flew Archie down to Southern Africa in October for that visit, so it wasn't too far to take him there, so I believe that they should bring him.

"I'm sorry, there isn't an excuse for not bringing him. After all, he's got to meet his family, his family are not going to get a chance to see him for quite some time, because Harry and Meghan are going to be in Canada or the United States."

Asked if he thought Meghan and Harry were being spiteful if they do leave him at home, Archie replied: "Well it is spiteful, it's inconsiderate as well, and the Queen is going to be 94 in April, she's not going to be with us much longer.

"Prince Philip is going to be 99 in June, he's not going to be here much longer.

"You've got to be practical, he was in hospital at Christmas, he looked pretty frail when he came out, and he's up at Sandringham, nobody's seen him, and he is frail.

"People do get frail at that age and it would be a great pity if Archie wasn't brought over so that his great-grandparents could see him."

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