Prince Harry, Meghan Markle choose AIDS charity for first official visit

Lawrence Kim
December 7, 2017

Prince Harry and bride-to-be Meghan Markle began their public life together with a whirlwind of handshakes and smiles as the crowd chanted their names during their first walkabout.

The two later visited an AIDS Day charity fair at a museum before being driven to a school taking part in a programme to combat youth violence where they attended a kickboxing class.

They split up to talk to people lining both sides of their route and were given cards, flowers and chocolate.

The couple announced their engagement on Monday and are due to marry at Windsor Castle in May.

"It is important that they meet as many people as possible", he said.

At one point, they separated to speak with the bystanders individually.

She said: "I'm excited to really get to know more about the different communities here and smaller organisations that are working on the same causes that I've always been passionate about".

"Unbelievable." They're your words, Harry, your words.

"It's great isn't it?" Harry established Full Effect through The Royal Foundation in 2014.

At Nottingham Academy, the couple will watch a "hip hopera" and meet students.

Per People, a spokesperson at Kensington Palace on Tuesday said that Harry was "looking forward to introducing Ms. Markle to a community that has become very special to him".

Well-wishers gathered in the city ahead of the visit to catch a glimpse of the couple, including Helena Bottomley, Zoe Scott and Carole Bingham, from East and West Bridgford. "We are genuinely happy for Harry". "She would be so thrilled", said Ms Bottomley. See PA story ROYAL Wedding.

"I'm also a fan of Suits, so it is a chance to see a star of that too".

The pair laughed for several moments before Hardman handed Harry a gift bag containing fridge magnets and other goodies, according to Britain's Press Association.

Prince Harry's future wife carried a £455 Strathberry tri-colour leather midi tote with dual top handles during the couple's visit to Nottingham on Friday.

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'I understand given Meghan's age it's now or never, I just feel it's a bit harsh on Catherine, as in any scenario she'll not overly get to celebrate the day.

As thousands of fans tuned in again this morning to see the couple arrive for their first day of duties in Nottingham, numerous world's designers will have also been on standby again, just in case the royal-to-be has been shopping, incognito, in one of their stores.

Mr Knauf said she planned to focus her attention on the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.

She will also give up her work on gender equality for UN Women and take up royal charity duties instead.

Markle, who is best known for her role as a lawyer in the hit USA television series "Suits", has said she is giving up acting, applying for British citizenship and getting baptised into the Church of England.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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