Prince Harry, Meghan Markle arrive in Nottingham for first public event

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Police were on hand as crowds gathered outside Nottingham Contemporary to welcome the newly-engaged couple.

Hundreds of eager royal-watchers have gathered for a glimpse of Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle, who are stepping out on their first official engagement together since announcing plans to Wednesday in the new year.

Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive at the Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair, in Nottingham, England, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

Just four days ago they announced they're engaged to be married and already Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are at work. "The Queen has always put duty first and Prince Charles and Prince William have learnt from her". The couple will travel to Nottingham to help raise awareness of HIV/Aids and efforts to tackle youth crime.

Per People, a spokesperson at Kensington Palace on Tuesday said that Harry was "looking forward to introducing Ms. Markle to a community that has become very special to him".

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In the central English city of Nottingham, Harry and Markle, both wearing long navy overcoats, greeted hundreds of smiling well-wishers waving British and US flags, chatting and shaking hands with onlookers who braved freezing weather to welcome them.

"We're so happy for them both", Mary Cooper, 60, said.

The couple's engagement was announced by Clarence House on Monday, in a statement posted to Twitter.

Their wedding is scheduled to take place next May at Windsor Castle.

Nearly overnight, a thumbs up from Markle has become the most sought-after endorsement a brand can get and today's chosen ones included a mix of her go-to American labels, with some newly discovered British brands too.

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