Meghan Markle and Prince Harry booed in first appearance since quitting Royals

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were booed by an onlooker as they made their first official appearance since quitting their Royal duties.

The couple were back in the UK for the first time after January's bombshell announcement as the former Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in central London.

As they got out of their car, some of the crowd gathered in the rainy London night cheered the pair.

But at least one onlooker was heard to boo the pair, giving them a frosty reception.

As they went in, the couple smiled broadly and entered the grand London residence.

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The pair were in the UK to honour the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in heroic challenges in the past year.

All eyes were on Meghan, 38, who has been in Canada since she and Harry dramatically announced they were quitting public life back in January.

Archie was left behind in Canada as the couple came to show support for The Endeavour Fund, of which Harry is a patron.

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Wearing a form-fitting turquoise dress with blue suede heels and a gold earring, Meghan completed the look with heavy makeup and her hair tied back in a ponytail.

Harry has been allowed to retain his private links with organisations such as The Endeavour Fund, despite being made to give up his official patronages.

The charity supports injured service personnel who want to use challenges to help with their physical, psychological and social recovery, as well as their rehabilitation.

Now in its fourth year, the annual awards bring together hundreds of wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans, as well as their families, friends and supporters of the military.

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At a reception with backers, nominees and their families, Harry and Meghan chatted to guests including Claire Spencer, 52, whose husband, Lee "Frank" Spencer was nominated for an award.

She complimented Meghan on how amazing she looked, despite having had a baby less than a year ago.

Meghan reportedly replied: "Oh yes, well he is 10 months now and is into everything."

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Asked what she thought about Harry's decision to step back from the Royal family , Claire told The Mirror : "I think he does an amazing job, as does she, and we should just let them live the life they want to live.

"I know what a difference Endeavour has made to my husband's life since he lost a leg and I hold Harry personally responsible for that. Life is too short."

Tonight's awards ceremony is being hosted by former Invictus Games medallist JJ Chalmers.

The night will see four prizes awarded, including Recognising Achievement, Celebrating Excellence, the Henry Worsley Award, and The Community Impact Award, which is new for this year.

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Tonight's event is one of just a handful of engagements the couple are taking part in this week before they head back to Canada.

Their Royal duties officially end on March 31.

Since being launched in 2012, the Endeavour Fund has supported 108 projects and overseen more than £3m in grants which have directly helped more than 6,000 injured veterans.

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