Man arrested outside Westminster Abbey before Harry & Megan arrive

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A man was tackled to the ground and arrested by police moments before Harry and Meghan’s final official engagement as senior royals began.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have joined the Queen and other members of the royal family for the annual Commonwealth Day service.

Just moments before they arrived, a man believed to have been a protester was arrested outside Westminster Abbey.

The suspect, carrying a bouquet of white roses, was grabbed by the waist and pinned to the floor by officers guarding the road outside. Scotland Yard has not yet revealed what he was arrested for.

Harry and Meghan joined the Queen as well as Prince William, Kate, Prince Charles and Camilla to carry out their last public duty before they step back from the monarchy. From March 31, Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH styles as they pursue a new life of personal and financial freedom, mostly in North America. The Sussexes are sitting next to the Earl and Countess of Wessex, who sit behind William and Kate.

Charles, Camilla and the Queen join the duke and duchess of Cambridge in the first line of seats.

The couple have had a flurry of appearances in the UK in the past few days before they bid goodbye to public life as senior members of the royal family

.Last week they attended the Endeavour Fund Awards together, a military musical festival at the Royal Albert Hall and Meghan made a secret visit to a school in Dagenham, east London, to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The Commonwealth event is the first time Harry and Meghan have appeared with the royal family since their bombshell Megxit announcement in January.