Meghan and Harry Meet School Children in Brighton Visit
Today, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first, much anticipated visit to their county, stopping at various towns on their way to Brighton where they visited the Royal Pavilion.
As part of this visit, it was arranged for a group of pupils to meet Prince Harry and his wife Meghan. The lucky members of Year 4 at Queen’s Park School had the opportunity to meet the royal couple, in one of the city’s most historic buildings.
In images shared by parents of the pupils, Harry and Meghan can be seen chatting to the excited youngsters. If a day of official visitors had left the couple weary, it certainly didn’t show as they took the time to shake the children’s hands and have individual conversations with them.
We spoke to Katla and Winnie, who were lucky enough to meet the Duke and Duchess with their school today. We asked if they’d enjoyed being part of the royal visit and it was clear that it was a vast improvement on a usual day at school. “It was much better than being in class!” they told us.
However they weren’t quite so impressed with the amount of time they had to speak to the couple: “We only got to shake their hands, but there were other children there who got to speak to them as well.” And were they worth waiting for? “Yes definitely! They were really nice.”
On their tour of the county, Harry and Meghan visited Chichester, Bognor Regis and Brighton before they finished the day of visits at Peacehaven. Their visit to Brighton involved a tour of the Royal Pavilion, the former holiday dwelling of King George IV – Harry’s great, great, great, great uncle.
Following a visit to the palace, the couple headed to Survivors’ Network – a local charity supporting sexual assault victims.