Prince Harry’s sweetest shout out to Meghan Markle

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The 33-year-old Prince has shared his optimism and excitement over joining forces with his fiancée as they forged a new dynamic partnership around the world.

In a major speech on Monday, Prince Harry has said that he is “grateful” that the 36-year-old actress will be at his side to help young peoples’ voices to be heard as he has started a new role, as the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.

Since being appointed to the position by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, Harry has made his first address and explained, “I am incredibly grateful that the woman I am about to marry, Meghan, will be joining me in this work, of which she too is hugely excited to take part in.”

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While planning his first year in the job, he has told delegates at the opening of the 11th Commonwealth Youth Forum in London and said that he knows that serving as an ambassador to young people, he is going to have to try to keep up with all.

Harry and Meghan Markle will be undertaking tours to Commonwealth countries and convene the meetings in the U.K. for “discussing how best we can make Commonwealth platforms work for you, and to ensure maximum impact.”

The royal has revealed, “Both here in the U.K. and as I travel, my job will be to listen to you.”

Prince Harry’s friends have told PEOPLE that he and his bride-to-be will see the Commonwealth as a perfect location for their international philanthropic activities, which will match a lot of charity work that Meghan has done before she has joined the royal fold.

On Monday, the prince has said that he has been drawing motivation from the 91-year-old Queen as “the ultimate source of guidance on all things Commonwealth”—comprised of the 53 “thriving family of nations” linked to the U.K.

He has also paid a nod to the foresight of his 69-year-old father, Prince Charles adding that the young adults he has met across the Commonwealth have shown him time and again that the generation understands something very important: that to tackle a big challenge, need to focus on the root causes, not the symptoms — something his father has believed for years, yet something society still struggles with.