Prince harry and markle delight crowd
NOTTINGHAM:Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle delighted cheering crowds who braved the cold on Friday to watch the couple on their first official engagement together. Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Harry, 33, fifth-in-line to the throne, and US actress Markle, 36, previously best known for her leading role in legal drama Suits, announced their engagement on Monday, igniting a transatlantic media frenzy. In Nottingham, the pair, both wearing long navy overcoats, greeted hundreds of smiling well-wishers, some waving British and US flags. “We love Harry, and Meghan - she looks beautiful doesn’t she?” Betty Parker, 78, told Reuters as she waited to meet the couple. “We’re so happy for them both,” Mary Cooper, 60, said. “We always come and see him whenever he comes here and it’s lovely that he keeps coming to Nottingham and has sort of adopted this city.” The couple were visiting a charity fair to mark World Aids Day, an event particularly symbolic for Harry whose late mother Princess Diana is credited with playing an important role in breaking down the stigma that was attached to the disease.The event, held by the Terrence Higgins Trust, remembers lives lost to HIV and marks the progress made in fighting it. Afterwards, the couple went to Nottingham Academy to meet headteachers from local schools and hear about the Full Effect programme, an initiative supported by the charity of Harry, his elder brother Prince William and William’s wife Kate, which seeks to deter children from becoming involved in violence. After the first interview of the Royal couple Britain’s newspapers were rife with speculation on Wednesday about the mystery matchmaker of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who met on a blind date in London last year. On its front page, the Times newspaper declared that it was the fashion designer Misha Nonoo, who was born in Bahrain and raised in London. However, the Daily Telegraph had a different solution. It said Violet Von Westenholz, who had been friends with Harry since he was a teenager, was behind the romance. The couple announced on Tuesday they would wed in March next year at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, which has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years.
UK’s Prince Harry with fiancee Meghan Markle