Malta’s Prime Minister is to meet Meghan Markle

Malta’s Prime Minister is to meet Meghan Markle for the first time.

Joseph Muscat will be introduced to Prince Harry’s bride-to-be at a special service in London on Monday to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

Dr Muscat will deliver a speech at the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

He will also rub shoulders with One Direction star Liam Payne, who will perform a song at the service.

Guests of honour will include The Queen, Charles and Camilla, William and Kate, Harry and Meghan, Theresa May and dignitaries from across the Commonwealth.

The service will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC World News.

Meghan is a big fan of Malta.

Her great-great-grandmother Mary was born in Malta in 1862, and the former Suits actress  spent time in the Maltese Islands in 2015 and revealed she ‘really loved it’.

The Commonwealth Day service on Monday will start a series of special events in London.

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Scotland said: ‘Never before in the history of our family of nations has there been such a remarkable season of gatherings as that heralded by Commonwealth Day 2018.

‘Over the coming weeks at the Commonwealth heads of government meeting and associated forums, leaders and representatives of the people in all 53 of our member countries will assemble to work and plan together.

‘We will share and learn from one another, and be motivated to ever greater heights of endeavour and achievement.

‘There will also be the Commonwealth Games, with compelling scenes of athletic prowess, tenacity and triumph.

‘Huge new audiences worldwide will deepen in understanding of what the Commonwealth is, what it does, and how it brings positive change for the good of all.

‘There are opportunities for each and every one of us as members of the worldwide Commonwealth family to become involved.

‘With our fellow citizens, we live, learn, work and play in countries set in every continent and ocean – all 2.4 billion of us, representing a glorious spectrum of diversity and talent.

‘It is by living and working for the good of one another, towards a common future, that we build our Commonwealth.’

This year, Commonwealth Day falls just two weeks before the start of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The Queen last visited Malta two years ago with the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

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