Every Photo from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's First Visit to Sussex, Their Royal Namesake
It was the first time the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a joint visit to Sussex, about 50 miles south of London.
She also gave royal fans hair déjà vu, recreating her low bun with pieces pulled out in the front that she rocked on the way to her evening wedding reception in May.
Among the first fans they met were a group of children from Westbourne House School who had made an A-Z guide to Sussex for the couple.
When she was handed the gift, Meghan, 37, who asked all the children their names, said, "Oh my goodness, thank you. That’s very cool."
"She said, 'Thank you and that it will be helpful when we next come,' " said Charlotte Sleep, one of the head teachers.
When Harry discovered that the kids were missing a Latin test that morning he gave them all high fives — and remembered to tell them that "education is very important!"
Shaking his hand Sleep jokingly said, "I am not letting go of your hand!" He replied with a smile, "Please do!"
Queen Elizabeth gave Harry and Meghan their royal titles on the morning of their May 19 wedding. Bestowing titles to members of the royal family on their wedding day is a longtime tradition. When Prince William and Kate Middleton got married, they became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Just like most royal dukedoms, the title Duke of Sussex comes steeped in history. Though it first appeared as early as the 800s, its traceable origins start with Prince Augustus Frederick, son of King George III (who was the British monarch during the American Revolution).
A month after Harry and Meghan got a dose of Revolutionary War history at a performance of Hamilton, the royal couple visited Sussex to see a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence. The Sussex-housed Declaration is one of only two handwritten manuscript copies. (The other is the signed copy housed in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.)
Meghan took a seat to sign the visitors book at Edes House in Chichester, West Sussex.
It's clear that Meghan's former work as a calligrapher continues to enhance her writing!
Meghan and Harry done safety glasses as they visit the University of Chichester Technology park in Chichester, West Sussex.
Meghan and Harry's busy day also included a visit to visit the Pavilion Building in Brighton.