Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first appearance after engagement announcement
Prince Harry and fiancé Meghan Markle are set to have their first public appearance today after announcing plans for marriage. The couple will visit a World Aids Day charity fair in Nottingham hosted by the Terrence Higgins Trust. Later, they will interact with teachers at a nearby school. They will also watch a "hip hopera" and meet students at the Nottingham Academy.
In 2013, Prince Harry visited Nottingham to meet young people there while he was working on issues related to youth violence. The next year, he set up the Full Effect program for Nottingham, aimed at stopping youth violence in the city. His communication's secretary Jason Knauf says he wanted Markle to meet the community which had "become very special to him".
Reports have surfaced that Markle, an American actress most known for her work in 'Suits' and a UN women's advocate, is planning to start her new life with a "clean slate". Knauf says she will now focus her attention on the UK and the Commonwealth, which will involve "travelling around, getting to know the towns and cities and smaller communities".
Harry and Markle met in July'16 and started dating sometime later. He confirmed her as his girlfriend in November last year. On November 27, 2017, Prince Charles announced the two will tie the knot at Windsor Castle next May. A date hasn't been confirmed yet. There are reports that Priyanka Chopra, Markle's "good friend", might be her bridesmaid.