Four days ago, the Clarence House announced that 33-year-old Prince Harry had proposed to American citizen Meghan Markle. The couple will be getting married in the spring, where Markle will receive her royal title.
Today, the royal couple made their first official event as an engaged couple. Harry and Meghan visited a Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair.
According to E News, the purpose of the outing was to meet representatives from local organizations whose mission is to support people with HIV/AIDS. Jason Knauf, Harry's communication's secretary, said that Meghan would be focusing her attention on Harry's philanthropic efforts rather than her own initiatives she had been a part of.
Knauf said, "Ms. Markle is incredibly grateful for the opportunities that she has had with World Vision Canada and U.N. Women. Through these organizations, she has been able to meet incredible smaller organizations around the world- but she has made the decision that she wants to start a clean slate and focus on the U.K. and getting to know this country and traveling around the Commonwealth."
He continued, "This is the country that's going to be her home now, and that means traveling around, getting to know the towns and cities and smaller communities."
On Monday, Meghan talked about her excitement to be involved in local organizations.
She said, "We realized once you have access and a voice that people are willing to listen to, with that comes a lot of responsibility, which I take seriously. And now being boots on the ground in the U.K., I'm excited to really get to know more about the different communities here, smaller organizations who are working on the same causes I have always been passionate about under this umbrella."
While on their outing, Harry and Meghan stopped to greet onlookers. Many people even congratulated Meghan with letters and flowers. The couple appeared to be poised and full of joy throughout the event.
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