Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Edinburgh

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Edinburgh on February 13th, on their first official joint visit to Scotland. They had the opportunity to meet members of the public, learn more about organisations that work in the local community and nationwide, and celebrate youth in the Scottish Year of Young People 2018. This was their fourth joint visit, after Nottingham, Brixton, and Cardiff.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first stop was at the Esplanade in front of the iconic Edinburgh Castle, where they were officially welcomed to the city by the Royal Marines Scotland Band. Inside the Castle, at the historic Edinburgh Garrison, which looks out across the city, they observed the firing of the One O’clock Gun.

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Afterwards, the couple traveled on to Social Bite, a social business and café located in Edinburgh’s New Town which runs social enterprise cafés and distribute 100,000 items of food and hot drinks to homeless people each year, as well as employing staff who have experienced homelessness themselves. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle learned more about the social enterprise, met staff and toured the kitchen.

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Finally, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse to celebrate youth achievements, marking Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, an initiative that aims to inspire Scotland through its young people: celebrating their achievements, strengthening their voice on social issues and creating new opportunities for them to shine.

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