Scenes From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s First Official Royal Visit in Nottingham
Photos from @kensingtonroyal
Notwithstanding the cold weather, fans gathered early outside the National Justice Museum in Nottingham last December 1, to catch a glimpse of the newly-engaged couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
For some lucky fans, the long wait was well worth it, because they got more than just a royal sighting; the couple happily greeted them, chatted with them, and even shook their hands.
Meghan impressed at her first royal outing, dressed in a navy double-breasted maxi-length trench coat by Canadian outerwear brand Mackage with a black turtleneck top and a khaki fit-and-flare pleated skirt by British label Joseph underneath. She wore a pair of black boots from KG by Kurt Geiger and accessorized her look with a tri-toned handbag by Strathberry. Her ensemble stylishly complemented her fiance’s navy and khaki outfit.
Aside from looking chic from head to toe, Prince Harry’s wife-to-be was also praised for how confident, graceful, and warm she was during the 25-minute walkabout. At one point, she even moved away from Prince Harry to get closer to the fans. One fan even shared with the Nottingham Post that “[Harry] was going to shake my hands but my hands were cold…Meghan reached into her pocket and gave me a heat pack.” It can also be noticed that, even though it was chilly, Meghan didn’t wear gloves, so she could shake the hands of the fans who patiently waited to see her and Prince Harry.
After their meet-and-greet with the fans, the couple headed to the Nottingham Contemporary to attend and meet the representatives of the Terrence Higgins Trust World Aids Day charity fair. They then proceeded to Nottinghan Academy, where they met the teachers who are involved with the Full Effect charity programme and watched a performance by a young crew of a hip-hop opera. Full Effect, which is aimed at preventing the young people from the community to turn towards violence and crime, was established by Prince Harry with the support of The Royal Foundation in 2014.
Photos from @kensingtonroyal (thumbnail and cover photo)