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Topical Tuesdays: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Step Down – KS2 News Story and Reading and Writing Activity Sheet from The Week Junior

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This resource looks back to when the big news was that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement saying they wanted to “step back as senior members of the royal family” and focus on new projects, including their own charity.

This PDF resource includes this article, as well as accompanying activity ideas:

  • As a class, discuss whether you think Harry and Meghan should be allowed to step back from royal duties. They are paid for the privilege, after all. Or should everyone have the freedom to choose their career and life?
  • Write a pretend letter to the Queen, explaining why you would make a good candidate to take over the role. What parts would you be most interested in and qualified for?
  • Write a short poem about this news, serious or funny, set to the tune of God Save the Queen
  • Look into the kings and queens of England since 1800 and make a list of them all. Then list all royal family members currently in line to the throne

Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.

What is The Week Junior?

The Week Junior magazine is looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.

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