Meghan Markle and Prince Harry getting BROODY? Royal couple win kids’ hearts in Edinburgh
MEGHAN Markle won the hearts of Edinburgh today as she was handed an early Valentine’s gift by a young admirer when greeting royal fans alongside her husband-to-be Prince Harry during their first official visit to Scotland as a couple.
Meghan, 36, beamed as the little boy handed her a love heart and later one amorous male well-wisher gave Ms Markle a bunch of roses and told her “Don’t marry Harry, marry me” as she and Harry greeted crowds on the castle’s esplanade.
And Harry, ready to become an uncle for a third time within weeks, also made a bee-line for the children as he bent down to speak to one young Royal fan outside Edinburgh Castle.
In the shadow of the city’s world famous castle, crowds of royal fans braved wet and cold conditions to greet the prince and his bride-to-be at the start of their one-day tour Scottish capital.
The bride-to-be sent a message to her Scottish royal fans by keeping warm in a £1,955 green and navy tartan Burberry coat, with trousers by Veronica Beard.
Meghan and Harry were greeted by Frank Ross, Edinburgh’s Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost, who represented the city.
The trip to Scotland, just a day before Valentine’s Day, is the fourth public appearance Meghan Markle and Harry have made together after visits to Nottingham, Brixton in south London and Cardiff after they announced their engagement in November.
Sarah Coronado, 28, a masters student from Mexico studying at Edinburgh University, was one of the first well-wishers to arrive at the castle’s esplanade.
She said: “Seeing the couple is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We don’t have these visits in Mexico or my hometown of Monterey.
The trip to Scotland, just a day before Valentine’s Day, will be the fourth public appearance Meghan and Harry have made together
“They are also the hot couple of the moment because of their marriage coming up.
“I also think Meghan is a role model, she’s not just a pretty face. I think she’s going to change the face of the monarchy.”
Ryan Davey, 32, had his six-year-old daughter Hannah perched on his shoulders so she could get a better look at the couple as they passed by.
He said: “We’ve come up from Durham to see them, this is the nearest place for us but it’s been worth it.”
Later the royal couple travelled to Social Bite, o a sandwich shop, which supports homeless people, and has been visited by number of famous faces including Hollywood star George Clooney.
Also on the esplanade were the Royal Marines Band Scotland who played for the former Suits actress, and the Prince, who became Captain General of the Royal Marines in December 2017.
Kensington Palace had said: “Throughout the day Prince Harry and Ms Markle will have the opportunity to meet members of the public, learn more about organisations that work in the local community and nationwide, and celebrate youth in the Scottish Year of Young People 2018.”
Inside the castle at the historic Edinburgh Garrison, which looks out across the city, the couple watched as the One o’clock Gun is fired, a tradition started in 1861 to mark time for ships in the Firth of Forth.
The pair then moved on to the New Town to visit Social Bite, a social enterprise cafe which distributes 100,000 items of food and hot drinks to homeless people across Scotland each year, as well as employing staff who have experienced homelessness themselves.
Una Mallon, a mother of four, 47, from Belfast, said she thought Meghan would become “our new Diana”.
She said: “We are expecting to see Meghan and Harry, we are so excited.
“My prediction is that Meghan is going to be our new Diana. A wee touch of Meghan adds a bit of sparkle.
“She’s already working behind the scenes as she’s doing secret visits. She is passionate about her causes and I think Harry and her are going to be the perfect team.
“I always have a soft spot for Kate and William, but I think together the boys are doing a great job and their partners show great support.
“We are big fans of the Royal Family. We are visiting Edinburgh for the half term and we are actually considering moving to Edinburgh soon.”
In the cafe, Prince Harry and his bride-to-be will learn more about the social enterprise, meet staff and tour the kitchen.
They will be the latest in a string of high-profile visitors to Social Bite premises.
Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio stopped for lunch at Social Bite venture Home in Edinburgh’s west end in November 2016 while the Duchess of Cornwall and George Clooney have been to Social Bite’s Rose Street branch.
Prince Harry and Meghan will round off their visit by attending a reception at the Palace of Holyrood house to celebrate youth achievements markingScotland’s Year of Young People 2018, an initiative that aims to inspire Scotland through its young people.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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