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

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

The newly engaged duo smiled and shook hands with many who braved the cold to attend what's described as a "walkabout" in Nottingham, which is located roughly 128 miles north of London.

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.

But, a mere four days into her engagement, Meghan Markle is already learning to do things the Windsor way.

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Markle and Prince Harry made their first joint appearance since announcing their engagement by making a trip Friday to the city of Nottingham, where they were greeted by hundreds of people lining the streets.

He took his fiancée to visit a HIV/AIDS youth project in the town in central England, with Prince Harry's spokesman Jason Knauf says the prince is looking forward to introducing Meghan "to a community that has become very special to him".

Eddie Keogh / Reuters Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greet well wishers as they arrive at an event in Nottingham, Dec. 1, 2017.

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

Getty Images Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair at Nottingham Contemporary on December 1, 2017 in Nottingham, England. The pair will also go to Nottingham Academy.

Holly Burdett, who is originally from West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, but now lives in Sydney, Australia, flew back to the United Kingdom earlier this month on a "gamble" that the couple would announce their engagement.

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Markle, a longtime actress in America, had been starring on the US drama "Suits" when she began dating Harry, but confirmed after the engagement announcement that she is giving up her acting career.

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