- Bride-to-be, 36, wore Stella McCartney coat for engagement in Cardiff
- Designer is known for her cruelty-free stance and passion for animals
- Carried bag by DeMellier London whose bags fund life-saving vaccines for kids
- Ticked the diplomatic box by wearing trousers from a Welsh brand
Published: 10:28 EST, 18 January 2018 | Updated: 17:02 EST, 18 January 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were snapped sharing a touchingly intimate moment during a visit to Cardiff Castle today.
Harry, 35, was caught on camera as he whispered a few words in his fiancée's ear, eliciting a coy smile in response.
The couple, who were delayed in their visit due to a problem with the trains, greeted well-wishers outside the castle before making their way inside for a 90-minute stay.
For the occasion, Meghan chose a pair of black skinny jeans from Welsh brand Hiut Denim, which provided the perfect touch of diplomatic dressing, as did an off-the-shoulder top in Prince of Wales check – a nod to her future father-in-law.
Meghan and Prince Harry shared an intimate moment during a visit to Cardiff Castle today
The couple appeared very relaxed as they met guests in the drawing room inside the castle
Meghan, 36, seemed at ease as she chatted to guests, wearing a Prince of Wales checked top for the occasion
Meghan got a taste of British train travel today – as they were late for an engagement in Cardiff.
The couple left Paddington Station on time at 11.15am on route for Cardiff.
But delays to the GWR train mean they will not arrive into the Welsh capital until well after 2pm – making them at least half an hour late for their third public engagement as a couple.
Besotted Harry, 33, has made a promise to his bride-to-be to undertake visits across the U.K. before their wedding, to give the US-born actress a chance to see the country she will come to call home and meet its people.
Meghan opted for the daring off-shoulder top for her outing with Prince Harry today
Steal Meghan's style in a tie waist coat by Stella McCartney
Meghan Markle has stepped into royal life with ease. She seems to have found her 'uniform' too for engagements, which always includes a coat and boots.
For a visit to Cardiff, she chose to follow the pattern once again, arriving in a long black coat and heeled boots to match that ensured the Suits actress looked super sophisticated.
The coat from the back looks pretty classic, but from the front, this Stella McCartney piece has a statement tie that cinches in the waist and tuxedo style lapels that give it an androgynous feel. It's a cool update on a wardrobe staple. Who doesn't need a black coat after all?
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Her choice of top appeared to be a nod to her future father-in-law, Prince Charles
Meghan and Harry were treated to a dance performance by the Jukebox Collective
The couple start their day at historic Cardiff Castle, one of the country’s most important and popular historical sites.
Dating back some 2,000 years, the castle is on the site of what was once a Roman fort.
It passed through the hands of many noble families until 1766, when it was given by marriage to the Bute family, responsible for turning Cardiff into the world’s greatest coal exporting port.
John, the 3rd Marquess of Bute, was by the 1860s reputed to be the richest man in the world.
The former Suits star, 36, carried a bag from DeMellier London who fund life-saving vaccines for children for every bag sold
Meghan finished off her stylish ensemble with a pair of black velvet boots by Tabitha Simmons
The actress added a touch of colour with her chic green handbag as she arrived in Cardiff
The castle was eventually given as a gift to the city of Cardiff by the Bute family in 1947.
The first fan waiting to meet them was Jenna Quilter, 18, from, Cregiau, who arrived at 6.30am.
She told the BBC: ‘It’s fascinating that she’s not the typical person you’d expect to become a future duchess and it’s just really interesting to see the public reaction to her,’ she told the BBC.
She added: ‘I’m a big fan of the royals. Mainly the Duchess of Cambridge but I adore Prince Harry.
Unusually, the royal bride-to-be opted for a pair of jeans for the official engagement in Cardiff
Harry and Meghan were seen enjoying a taste of traditional Welsh cakes after a tour of the historic castle
‘I think Harry and Meghan represent a more modern society and it keeps some of the British traditions alive. I’ve got some roses for Meghan too.’
Abbie Smith, visiting from Louisiana, added: ‘In America this is like a fairytale.
'I think it’s really cool that she’s from the States and gets to experience the Royal lifestyle as well.’
After their walkabout Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, will go inside the castle to hear performances from musicians and poets taking part in a Welsh Cultural Festival.
They will also meet leading sportsmen and women and learn more about organisations working to promote the Welsh language and cultural identity.
Meghan flashed a hint of her checked top underneath her black Stella McCartney coat
The royal-bride-to be, who appeared to be in high spirits, opted for a natural make-up look
For her third official engagement with her husband-to-be, Meghan chose a chic Stella McCartney coat with a satin bow belt
She ensured that she was wrapped up warm in the £1,350 coat, which she teamed with a simple black scarf
Later they will travel to the economically-deprived area of Tremorfa, where they will visit Star Hub, a community and leisure centre which uses sport to engage young people and aid social development.
Harry and Meghan will see how StreetGames, which the prince has worked with previously, works to make sport accessible to all young people, regardless of their social circumstances.
Doorstep sports session operate in dozens of disadvantaged communities and the royal couple will meet young people taking part in sessions including street dance and table tennis.
They are also keen to meet young women from UsGirls project, set up to encourage women to take part in sport.
The royal bride-to-be arrived in Cardiff with Prince Harry for their third official engagement together, dressed in head-to-toe in carefully chosen items supporting both British fashion and charitable endeavours
The former Suits star wrapped up in a coat by Stella McCartney, who is known for her cruelty free ethics, and jeans from Welsh brand Hiut
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