Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have embarked upon their first royal outing together as a couple affianced. Help! Yes! Meghan! Harry! So exciting for me and also for you!
Their first excursion as engaged people was to Nottingham, where they were preparing to attend a charity fair for World AIDS Day. Approximately a bajillion people camped out along their predetermined route, clutching flowers, cameras, and boxes of chocolates, eager to get a glimpse, press a palm, touch the edge of a stray jacket and whatnot.
The BBC reports that the crowd was kind and happy to see the fancy new lady Harry is finally going to marry. They also reported that the following exchange happened, which has tickled me more than anything has tickled me in a while, as I’m dead on the inside and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s love is all I have left.
Another member of the public shouted to Prince Harry: “How does it feel being a ginger with Meghan?”
“It’s great isn’t it?” The prince replied.
Please inform me if I’m missing some nuance of British culture about Harry’s gingerness; if not I’ll just chalk this up to the over-excited public shouting whatever pops into their head in order to get a response!
Here is Meghan Markle making a face at I don’t know what.
Here is Meghan Markle engaging with a small child.
Here’s a woman who is very, very excited to give that lovely bunch of flowers to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Here are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry doing what they came to do, which is attend this charity fair for World AIDS Day.
Nothing really of note happened—their first appearance was truly kind of a snooze. Must be disapppointing for these enterprising people who are somehow trapped inside a toy shop.
And this man brought an owl, so that’s nice.