Meghan Markle and baby bump make bright appearance in Birkenhead – live updates

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It was back to work for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as the couple carried out their first joint engagement of 2019 on Monday morning. Following their festive break in Sandringham, the Duke and Duchess looked happy and refreshed as they travelled up north to Birkenhead in Merseyside. The purpose of their trip was to visit local organisations that support and empower groups within the community, including Tomorrow’s Women Wirral and Hive Wirral Youth Zone.

Meghan, who is due in the spring, looked absolutely radiant in bright colours. She dressed her baby bump in a fitted, purple dress by Babaton for ARITZIA and wrapped up with a red coat by Sentaler. Harry and Meghan began their visit at Hamilton Square, where crowds of royal fans had gathered. The couple took part in a short walkabout, greeting locals and shaking hands with dozens of people.

It was back to work for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as the couple carried out their first joint engagement of 2019 on Monday morning Photo C PA
It was back to work for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as the couple carried out their first joint engagement of 2019 on Monday morning Photo C PA

The mother-to-be was pictured cradling her tummy as she arrived for the engagement.

The mother to be was pictured cradling her tummy as she arrived for the engagement Photo C PA
The mother to be was pictured cradling her tummy as she arrived for the engagement Photo C PA

A closer look at Meghan’s vibrant outfit, which included a Gabriela Hearst tote. We love the shoes!

A closer look at Meghans vibrant outfit which included a Gabriela Hearst tote We love the shoes Photo C PA
A closer look at Meghans vibrant outfit which included a Gabriela Hearst tote We love the shoes Photo C PA

Harry and Meghan were welcomed by Frank Field, Birkenhead’s MP, who said he had invited the couple to his constituency and that the planned day reflected the royals’ interests and allowed them to get a real feel for the area’s people.

Harry wrapped a protective arm around his wife as they arrived at Hamilton Square.

Harry and Meghan were welcomed by Frank Field Birkenheads MP who said he had invited the couple to his constituency and that the planned day Photo C PA
Harry and Meghan were welcomed by Frank Field Birkenheads MP who said he had invited the couple to his constituency and that the planned day Photo C PA

In Hamilton Square, the royals viewed a sculpture that was erected in November to mark the 100th anniversary of Wilfred Owen’s death. Named after one of the poet’s poems, Futility, the statue is cast in bronze and represents an exhausted World War One solider. Harry and Meghan unveiled a plaque to mark the visit, before meeting local veterans and members of the Birkenhead Institute Old Boys, of which Wilfred Owen belonged to.

The Duchess, 37, swept her hair up in her trademark bun, and kept her makeup natural.

In Hamilton Square the royals viewed a sculpture that was erected in November to mark the 100th anniversary of Wilfred Owens death Photo C GETTY IMAGES
In Hamilton Square the royals viewed a sculpture that was erected in November to mark the 100th anniversary of Wilfred Owens death Photo C GETTY IMAGES

The Duchess was inundated with flowers, cards and gifts.

The Duchess 37 swept her hair up in her trademark bun and kept her makeup natural Photo C GETTY IMAGES
The Duchess 37 swept her hair up in her trademark bun and kept her makeup natural Photo C GETTY IMAGES

Harry looked delighted to receive a giant teddy bear for his unborn baby.

Harry looked delighted to receive a giant teddy bear for his unborn baby Photo C PA
Harry looked delighted to receive a giant teddy bear for his unborn baby Photo C PA

Meghan’s look called to mind Princess Diana, who liked to combine red and purple on occasion. On the left, the People’s Princess is pictured at the Taj Mahal in India, while on the right, Diana is on a visit to Bangkok.

Meghans look called to mind Princess Diana who liked to combine red and purple on occasion Photo C GETTY IMAGES
Meghans look called to mind Princess Diana who liked to combine red and purple on occasion Photo C GETTY IMAGES

Source: HELLO MAGAZINE

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