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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle use first royal outing of 2020 to thank Canada

Fans of the royal couple have been patiently awaiting their first public outing of the year since January 1, and it turns out the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to use that first appearance as an opportunity to thank Canada.

The couple spent the holidays enjoying "the warmth of the Canadian people and the beauty of the landscape" in B.C. and although they had some trouble getting dinner reservations, they still had "an incredible time," according to CTV News

Harry and Meghan visited Canada’s High Commissioner to the U.K. Janice Charette and her staff at the House in London to deliver the thank you, where Harry called Canada "a beautiful place" and remarked on "unbelievable" Canadian warmth and hospitality.

A video posted to the official Sussex Royal Instagram account shows clips of the meeting earlier today. 

"Today, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Canada House in London to thank the High Commissioner Janice Charette and staff for the warm hospitality during their recent stay in Canada," the captions states.

"The Duke and Duchess have a strong connection to Canada. It’s a country The Duke of Sussex has visited many times over the years and it was also home to The Duchess for seven years before she became a member of The Royal Family."

The original announcement that the couple would spend the holidays in Canada sparked excitement among residents, especially since it was baby Archie's first Christmas. 

At the time, a spokesperson told media outlets that the choice to spend the holidays here "reflects the importance of this Commonwealth country to them both." 

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