Meghan Markle has had a taste of royal life. Markle joined her fiancé Prince Harry on their first joint official public engagement in Nottingham.
Excited crowds cheered as the couple greeted well-wishers ahead of a visit to a World Aids Day charity fair. The fair was hosted by the Terrence Higgins Trust.
They split up to talk to people lining both sides of their route and were given cards, flowers and chocolate.
After the charity fair, they met head teachers at a nearby school.
Well-wishers gathered in the city ahead of the visit to catch a glimpse of the couple.
The couple announced their engagement on Monday and are due to marry at Windsor Castle in May.
One of the people Prince Harry stopped to speak to was Julie Ball, 51, of Netherfield, who said the prince had commented on her Santa gloves.
“He said ‘great gloves’ and pulled one down over my fingers,” she said.
“I said they’re from Primark for £3.
“When Meghan walked past she said the same thing. She said, ‘We have the same taste.'”
Another member of the public shouted to Prince Harry: “How does it feel being a ginger with Meghan?”
“It’s great isn’t it?” The prince replied.
Reportedly, the couple took their time to talk to as many people as possible on their 30-minute walkabout.
On 28 November, the couple’s spokesman said Ms Markle would not be continuing her work on gender with the UN. Ms Markle will leave her work with other organisations and instead would start new charity work as a full-time royal.
She will also become the fourth patron of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The foundation is behind Prince Harry’s Invictus Games. They are the Paralympic-style competition for injured servicemen and women and veterans.