They were granted the official titles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by Her Majesty the Queen in May, now Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have made their first royal trip to their namesake county.
Prince Harry and Meghan spent the day in Sussex on Wednesday which marked the first time they had stepped foot in their dukedom of Sussex following their lavish royal wedding at Windsor Castle earlier this year.
The smitten royal couple couldn’t stop smiling as they waved, shook hands with and even hugged members of the public who had lined the streets of Brighton, Chichester, Bognor and Peacehaven hoping to catch a glimpse of the pair.
Meghan looked stunning in a Hugo Boss leather skirt which showed off her slim figure. She paired the forest green skirt with a smart button-up shirt in an identical shade and a pair of nude stiletto court shoes, and wore her dark locks in her signature low bun style.
Due to the UK’s cool autumn weather, the Duchess stepped out in a demure beige wool coat, which she wore open to show off her stylish, yet elegant, outfit beneath, and carried a gorgeous emerald green handbag.
Harry kept his cool in an understated pale grey suit which he dressed down by wearing his shirt open and opting not to wear a tie.
Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, met with several groups schoolchildren throughout the day, with Prince Harry even telling one group of children to find something else to do with their time, rather than spending it playing video games, according to the Daily Mail.
“He was saying that it’s a concern of his, children playing the game before they are allowed to,” teacher Emma Johnston told the news outlet. “We were saying that as a school it’s a concern for us too.”
The couple also took part in university workshops, sat down with sexual assault survivors and even viewed a rare copy of the American Declaration of Independence which is housed in Sussex.
The couple have taken part in an increasing number of royal engagements lately, perhaps gearing up for their first intercontinental trip together later this month.
Departing the UK on October 15, Harry and Meghan will first head to Sydney on October 16 before travelling to Dubbo on the 17th and to Melbourne on the 18th. Harry and Meghan will then spend three more days in Sydney, before travelling to Fraser Island on October 21.
The pair will then depart Australia and spend two days in Fiji’s Suva, before visiting Nada and Nuku’alofa in Tonga. They’ll then jet back to Australia on the 27th for a final day in Sydney, before heading across the ditch to visit fans in Wellington, Abel Tasman, Auckland and Rotorua in New Zealand.