Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stepped out on their first royal visit together in Nottingham, a few days after they announced the news of their engagement.
They only announced they were engaged to be married on Monday, but it didn’t take long for Harry and Meghan to go on their first official royal outing together.
The couple had a very busy day ahead on their first ever royal visit together in Nottingham, where they were met by excited crowds who wanted to see the loved-up couple up close.
The couple were met with crowds as they arrived in Nottingham
While meeting the people who braved the cold to speak to them, Prince Harry was met with an unusual question about his engagement when he was asked how it feels to be engaged to Meghan ‘as a ginger’.
The question came from a ‘red-headed member of the crowd’, according to a Daily Mail reporter, to which he replied: ‘It’s great, isn’t it?!’
Meghan also told another member of the crowd that she can’t believe how welcomed she’s been by the British public.
‘I can’t believe it, I’ve been made so welcome and I can’t believe it’, she told someone in the crowd, according to a reporter for the Daily Mirror.
The couple were on their way to visit a World Aids Day charity fair hosted by the Terrence Higgins Trust, a cause that both Harry has supported for years, just like his mother, Princess Diana.
After their first stop, Harry and Meghan also visited a school nearby where they met head teachers, and were described by the BBC royal correspondent Sarah Campbell as ‘confident’.
Today marks Meghan’s first royal engagement, as she prepares to officially become a part of the royal family.
She’s no stranger to charity work, having been involved with the United Nations and World Vision previously – two roles have given up to focus on her work as a full-time royal, where she’ll focus her attention on the UK and Commonwealth.
The pair announced their happy news on Monday
‘She has made the decision that she wants to start with a clean slate and focus on the UK, and getting to know this country, and travelling around the Commonwealth,’ Harry’s Communications Secretary Jason Knauf said.
This was Meghan’s first royal visit
Meghan will also become the fourth patron of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, which is behind Prince Harry’s Invictus Games and the mental health charity Heads Together.