Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Belfast

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Belfast on March 23rd, on their first official joint visit to Northern Ireland. This was their sixth joint visit, after NottinghamBrixtonCardiffEdinburgh, and Birmingham.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first visited the Eikon Centre, where an event was being held to mark the 2nd year of ‘Amazing the Space’, a youth-led peace-building initiative, which was launched by Prince Harry in September 2017 to encourage young people to become ambassadors for peace within their communities. They watched performances by local schools to celebrate how the Arts can unite different communities and heard from the young people themselves about the reconciliation work going on across Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle then visited one of Belfast’s oldest buildings, The Crown Liquor Saloon and learned about its history.


In the afternoon, they met members of the public gathered on Great Victoria Street. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle then visited the Belfast campus of Northern Ireland’s next generation science park, Catalyst Inc HQ, to meet some of Northern Ireland’s brightest young entrepreneurs and innovators, and were shown their products and inventions. Their last engagement was at Titanic Belfast, an attraction that tells the story of the RMS Titanic ship (which was conceptualized, built and launched in Belfast). They toured the exhibit and learned more about iconic ship’s history.


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