EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle, who was wearing a Scottish tartan coat, have been welcomed enthusiastically in Edinburgh on Tuesday on an official joint go to to Scotland forward of their marriage in Might.
Crowds who had waited hours within the chilly outdoors Edinburgh Fort, which dominates the skyline from a rock within the metropolis middle, have been thrilled with the smiling couple.
“They’re simply superb, so all the way down to earth and folks’s individuals who deliver everybody collectively,” stated Amanda Scott, from Edinburgh.
Markle wore a blackwatch tartan coat, one of many checked materials related to Scottish conventional costume.
Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, have been formally welcomed to town by the Royal Marines Scotland Band on the fortress, the place they noticed the firing of the one o’clock gun, a convention that dates again to 1861.
They have been additionally visiting Social Chew, a charity that runs cafes and distributes meals to the homeless, in addition to using employees who’ve been homeless. The eatery has attracted visits from different high-profile names reminiscent of actors George Clooney and Leonardo di Caprio.
The royal couple’s social work spoke extremely of them, Scott’s 13-year-old daughter stated.
“I feel it’s nice they do all these things for charity, that they’re in energy however they use their energy for good,” she stated.
Harry and Markle have been additionally resulting from attend a reception on the Palace of Holyroodhouse, assembly youth representatives from a number of charities.
“They’re energetic locally and they aren’t sitting up in a fortress someplace barking orders at individuals so I feel this can be a good technology for the royals,” stated Richard Aylward, a 46-year-old Australian visiting household in Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, fifth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, star of the U.S. TV authorized drama “Fits”, introduced their engagement final 12 months and shall be married on Might 19 at Windsor Fort.
As a part of a tour of Britain earlier than their huge day, they’ve additionally visited the English metropolis of Nottingham and the Welsh capital Cardiff.
Reporting by Elisabeth O’Leary; modifying by Stephen Addison