Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Joining Duchess Kate and Prince William for First Royal Engagement

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on December 25, 2017 in King's Lynn, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Mark your calendars. Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will make their first joint appearance as a foursome next Wednesday, February 28. 

The couples will be participating in the inaugural Royal Foundation Forum and will take the stage together to talk about topics including “projects they are currently working on, and their ambitions for the future,” per a press release the palace obtained by Us Weekly. During the event — the theme is “Making a Difference Together” — Kate, 36, and Prince Harry’s future-bride will meet with other forum attendees.

As reported in the new issue of Us Weekly, Kate, who is seven months pregnant with her third child, and Markle, 36, are already thick as thieves. The former Suits actressmakes frequent visits from the palace’s Nottingham Cottage, where she lives with 33-year-old Harry,  to share a cup of tea or offer up advice. Revealed one insider:  “She shares tips she’s read about healthy eating.”

Of course, Prince William, 35, is helping too. “William does all he can to make sure she’s comfortable,” a source told Us. “He just wants her to feel supported.”

Come late April, when Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, get their new baby brother or sister, Kate will have more people to help. As they did with George and Charlotte, she and William plan to hire a few baby nurses for the first six to eight weeks, “mostly to help with establishing a sleeping routine,” says a source. But after the initial two months, they’ll rely solely on longtime nanny Maria Borrallo and a house assistant. Notes an insider: “They feel they can handle everything with the same arrangements as before.”

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