Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will officially step back from their royal duties on March 31, starting their new lives out of the spotlight in Canada.

The couple shocked fans around the world when they announced their intentions earlier this year, saying they wanted to "carve out a progressive new role within this institution" while becoming financially independent.

They reportedly didn't consult with the rest of the Royal Family before releasing their bombshell statement, and the Queen is said to be very upset about their decision.

After weeks of discussions with the Monarch, Princes Charles and William and royal aides, details of the couple's future have now been announced - including the official date for "Megxit".

The couple will spend their last few weeks as senior royals in the UK, staying at their Windsor home Frogmore Cottage .

The couple's lives will change forever next month

Haarry has already flown back, attending an event in Edinburgh yesterday, with Meghan due to join him in London in the next few days.

Meghan flew back to Canada shortly after the couple announced their plans in January, with Harry staying in the UK a week longer to attend crisis talks with his family.

Charles and William were reportedly "incandescent with rage" after being given the couple's statement just 10 minutes before they published it on their Instagram page.

So how will Meghan and Harry be spending their final few weeks as Royals?

Meghan and Harry's final announced engagement will be with the rest of the Royal Family
 

The Duke is already back in the UK and has hit the ground running with his final engagements, speaking at a conference promoting sustainable tourism in Edinburgh yesterday.

Shortly before he went on stage he requested that he was referred to as 'Harry' rather than 'Prince Harry' during the event.

Host former Labour adviser and broadcaster Ayesha Hazarika told delegates: "He's made it clear that we are all just to call him Harry.

"So ladies and gentlemen, please give a big, warm, Scottish welcome to Harry.'"

The couple will spend their final weeks as royals in the UK

Harry told the Travalyst event the industry in Scotland was at the forefront of making the sector greener, saying it could set an example for the rest of the UK and world.

He said: "We want to hear truths and perspectives from across the industry. We don't need to reinvent the wheel, a lot of great work has already been done.

"But our research again shows that many of these endeavours have failed to reach the conscientiousness of consumers.

"We have to work together... to scale up the good practices already being used around the world. Scotland is a great example of what we mean."

Harry looked happy and relaxed at yesterday's event

We'll see him again tomorrow when he joins rockstar Jon Bon Jovi to record his hit single Unbroken with the Invictus Games Choir.

The track will be released to raise cash for the foundation.

He promoted the event on the Sussex Royal Instagram page last week by sharing mocked up screenshots of their text conversation - including a very cheesy dad joke.

This is how the conversation went...

Jon: "Hey Harry, how's it going?"

They shared the jokey exchange on Instagram

Harry: "Hey. I'm good! Just livin' on a prayer... What's up?"

Jon: "I'm in London on 28th of February and have an idea... #Invictus."

Harry: "Nice Is it you and the band?"

Jon: "Just me for now, but don't worry - I've got some back up that I think will work.

Harry: "Ha! Don't expect me to sing... But I'll give it a shot."

Meghan will return to work on March 5 when she will join Harry to attend the Endeavour Fund Awards.

The family's routine is said to revolve around Archie
They want to create a better life for their son Archie

The annual event recognises wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans who have gone on to use sport and adventurous challenge as part of their recovery and rehabilitation.

On March 6 Harry will join Lewis Hamilton at the official opening of the Silverstone Experience, a brand-new immersive museum that tells the story of the past, present and future of British motor racing.

Meghan will be back out the following day, when the couple attend the Mountbatten Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall.

After weeks of discussions, the Queen and other senior royals have agreed the terms of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quitting the Royal Family.

The couple plan to move to Canada to start a new life with their son Archie, a decision which has reported "upset" the Monarch.

This is what has been agreed for 'Megxit':

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They will watch the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines perform to raise money for The Royal Marines Charity and CLIC Sargent.

Meghan will also do something to mark International Women's Day on March 8, but details are yet to be announced.

The couple's final announced engagement will be the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day - March 9.

It's the first time we will see the couple with other members of the Royal Family - including the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - since they announced they were stepping down.