AceShowbiz - Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle have a lot of things to do before tying the knot in May. On Thursday, January 18, the royal couple carried out their first official visit to Cardiff Wales to showcase "the rich culture and heritage of Wales." Arriving around one hour late because their train got delayed, Harry and Meghan were welcomed with huge cheers from the people of Wales.
The pair stopped by to greet the members of the public with big smiles. In a video posted by the official Twitter account of Kensington Palace, Harry, who donned a navy coat, was seen cheerfully greeting a group of kids who held the flag of Wales. Standing right beside him was Meghan, who opted for a black coat with tie detail from Stella McCartney and a pair of Tabitha Simmons Kiki boots.
Prynhawn da Caerdydd! What an incredible welcome to Wales! pic.twitter.com/XH6xirT38m— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 18, 2018
"They were so cute honestly," an eyewitness shared. "They apologized for the delay of their arrival, and they asked if we were cold. Meghan hugged my sister and said that we were all so sweet." The pair were also presented with a traditional Celtic love spoon by local children. Interestingly, the children's names were Harry and Megan.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are presented with a traditional Celtic love spoon by local children, named Harry and Megan. pic.twitter.com/aAubgIK4UL— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 18, 2018
Later, the 33-year-old British prince and the 36-year-old former actress joined a festival celebrating Welsh culture inside Cardiff Castle. At the Welsh Festival of Culture, they met musicians, poets and leading sportsmen and women.
Meghan reportedly said that she was "so happy that we are here today," adding that "it is a beautiful space." Her royal fiance told her, "You are only going to hear the best singing in Wales. At the Principality Stadium, we have the best singing. People are in tune, which you can't say for most football stadiums."
The two continued their visit to the Star Hub leisure centre in Tremorfa to "see how sport is being used to engage young people." They met young women and talked about the UsGirls programme "that aims to get young women from all backgrounds involved in sports."
Diolch Caerdydd! Thank you to everyone who made Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s visit to Wales so very special. pic.twitter.com/jBFaafLJWC— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 18, 2018
In related news, Harry and Meghan are allegedly "keen to start a family in the future." A palace insider told Us Weekly, "There is absolutely no pressure on the couple to have children at all. Should they not want any, that would be fine. However, both are keen to start a family in the future, but don't expect anything immediately."
"There is so much they want to do as a couple, and Meghan is really keen to begin working for the British Monarchy," the source continued, adding that the former "Suits" star "is already having private meetings with charities that Harry has helped set up so she can get to know the humanitarian landscape of the U.K."
Harry and Meghan will tie the knot on May 19 at Windsor Castle's St. George Chapel.