When Harry and Meghan tied the knot they became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. And today the couple is visiting their namesake county for the first time ahead of their first royal tour.
Harry and Meghan have started their day in the West Sussex town of Chichester. Their fans gathered to welcome the couple, lining the streets and cheering as the royals made their much-anticipated appearance.
For the occasion Meghan opted for a gorgeous cream coat, with a black shirt and black leather skirt from BOSS by Hugo Boss underneath, and nude heels. She accessorized her outfit with a Gabriela Hearst Nina bag.
Duchess Meghan looked relaxed as she waved to the well wishers in the town centre.
Ellie Penfold, a fan of the couple, had a chat with the Duchess, and revealed: ‘’She looked very happy. We shook her hand.
“We told her how much we loved her wedding dress and talked about the wedding. “She looked very pleased to see everyone and (was) very natural.”
Pupils from Westbourne House School welcomed Harry and Meghan. They showered them with many various gifts.
Honor Pennant, a pupil, gave Meghan a bouquet. Honor said: “I love Meghan so much I named my chicken after her. I like Meghan because I think she is quite spritely.”
During their visit in Chichester they were presented with a rare copy of the declaration.
Meghan added: “I love that”.
The next thing on their today’s schedule, is to visit the coast at Bognor Regis. Harry and Meghan will officially open the University of Chichester’s Engineering and Digital Technology Park, which partners with local industry to offer students practical experiences in the sectors.
Then they will travel to East Sussex. They will visit Brighton where they will visit the iconic Royal Pavilion. The Pavilion was built by George, Prince of Wales, who later became the Prince Regent.
#HarryandMeghan have arrived at @chiuni to officially open their cutting edge Engineering and Digital Technology Park, which, amongst many things, offers practical experiences in partnership with local industry. pic.twitter.com/RMV2guMgqH
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The couple will also head to Peacehaven and meet young people at the JOFF Youth Centre to hear their ideas about mental health and emotional wellbeing.