Royal Walkabout: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Make Their First Official Appearance

It’s been less than a week since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their upcoming nuptials, and today they made their first official royal commitment as a couple.

As hundreds of fans lined the street, chanting, “Harry, Harry!” and “Meghan, Meghan!” the recently engaged couple visited the Terrance Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair in Nottingham, marking their first official joint royal appearance.

— Kensington Palace Twitter (@KensingtonRoyal) December 1, 2017

Markle was born in California, but has called Toronto home for the last six years. Giving tribute to her adopted country, she wore a coat by Montreal-based label Mackage today on her first official outing as a royal-to-be. This was the second major shout-out to a Canadian designer this week. On Monday, when she and Prince Harry officially announced their engagement outside Kensington Palace, the former Suits actor wore a white wrap coat by Toronto-based fashion brand Line the Label (which, not surprisingly, sold out almost immediately).

Today’s trip to Nottingham was Prince Harry’s third since October 2016. Following in the footsteps of his late mother, Princess Diana, the prince has long championed AIDS charities.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to tour Britain over the next six months, reportedly to give the American actress an opportunity to learn about the country before their wedding this May at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.