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Prince Harry Set to Make First Public Appearance Since Confirming Relationship With Meghan Markle

ETOnline logo ETOnline 10/11/2016 Alex Ungerman

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Prince Harry is stepping out, but not with Meghan Markle just yet!

The 32-year-old royal is scheduled to attend a veterans event at Westminster Abbey on Thursday, marking his first public appearance since confirming his relationship with the Suits actress.

Additionally, Harry is to attend an HIV/AIDS event next week, as well as embarking on a Caribbean tour on Nov. 20.

But, the Palace confirms to ET that the 35-year-old actress will not be joining Harry at any of his official events and appearances this month.

Last week, Harry made a rare public statement to call out the media circus and online harassment his new girlfriend has been subjected to, while also confirming that they're dating.

© Provided by ETOnline "[Harry] has rarely taken formal action on the very regular publication of fictional stories that are written about him and he has worked hard to develop a professional relationship with the media, focused on his work and the issues he cares about," read the statement released by Kensington Palace.

"The past week has seen a line crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment."

"Some of this has been very public - the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments," the statement continued.

"Some of it has been hidden from the public - the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers; her mother having to struggle past photographers in order to get to her front door; the attempts of reporters and photographers to gain illegal entry to her home and the calls to police that followed; the substantial bribes offered by papers to her ex-boyfriend; the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life."

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