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Gorgeous Meghan Markle visits Edinburgh with Prince Harry, stuns everyone once again. See pics

Meghan Markle stunned the people of Edinburgh, Scotland on her recent official visit with Prince Harry.

tv Updated: Feb 14, 2018 11:38 IST
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Britain's Prince Harry (L) and his fiancée actor Meghan Markle attend a reception for young people at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, during their visit to Scotland on February 13, 2018. (AFP)

Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle, who was dressed in a Scottish tartan coat, were welcomed enthusiastically in Edinburgh on Tuesday on an official joint visit to Scotland ahead of their marriage in May.

Crowds who had waited hours in the cold outside Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the skyline from a rock in the city centre, were thrilled with the smiling couple.

“They are just amazing, so down to earth and people’s people who bring everyone together,” said Amanda Scott, from Edinburgh.

Britain's Prince Harry (L) and his fiancée actor Meghan Markle walk through the corridors of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. (AFP)

Markle wore a blackwatch tartan coat, one of the checked fabrics associated with Scottish traditional dress.

Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, were officially welcomed to the city by the Royal Marines Scotland Band at the castle, where they observed the firing of the one o’clock gun, a tradition that dates back to 1861.

Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle (R) meet the mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, Shetland pony Cruachan. (AFP)

They were also visiting Social Bite, a charity that runs cafes and distributes food to the homeless, as well as employing staff who have been homeless. The eatery has attracted visits from other high-profile names such as actors George Clooney and Leonardo di Caprio.

Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancée, US actress Meghan Markle arrive at Social Bite, a social enterprise cafe in Edinburgh. (AFP)

The royal couple’s social work spoke highly of them, Scott’s 13-year-old daughter said.

“I think it’s great they do all this stuff for charity, that they are in power but they use their power for good,” she said.

Meghan Markle looks on during a walkabout with Britain's Prince Harry on the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle. (AP)

Harry and Markle were also due to attend a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, meeting youth representatives from several charities.

Meghan Markle waves as she meets members of the public. (AFP)

“They are active in the community and they are not sitting up in a castle somewhere barking orders at people so I think this is a good generation for the royals,” said Richard Aylward, a 46-year-old Australian visiting family in Scotland.

Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, fifth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, star of the U.S. TV legal drama “Suits”, announced their engagement last year and will be married on May 19 at Windsor Castle.

Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry visit a cafe and social business called Social Bite in Edinburgh. (REUTERS)

As part of a tour of Britain before their big day, they have also visited the English city of Nottingham and the Welsh capital Cardiff.

First Published: Feb 14, 2018 11:38 IST