'It's great isn't it!' What beaming Harry told red-headed wellwisher who asked him on royal couple's first walkabout: 'How does it feel to be with Meghan as a ginger?'

  • Prince Harry was asked wat it is like to be ginger and engaged to star like Meghan Markle
  • Harry laughed and replied: 'It's great, isn't it!' and it was 'unbelievable'

Prince Harry saw the funny side today when he was asked what it was like to be ginger and engaged to a Hollywood star like Meghan Markle.

The humorous moment came as he and Meghan enjoyed the warmest of welcomes on their first royal engagement together as a couple today with well-wishers declaring: 'We love him - she's beautiful'.

At one point in the 30-minute walkabout a red-headed member of the crowd asked Harry how it felt to be getting married to a star like Meghan 'as a ginger'.

Harry laughed uproariously and replied: 'It's great, isn't it!' and agreeing it was 'unbelievable'.

Prince Harry saw the funny side today when he was asked what it was like to be ginger and engaged to a Hollywood star like Meghan Markle

Prince Harry saw the funny side today when he was asked what it was like to be ginger and engaged to a Hollywood star like Meghan Markle

A red-headed member of the crowd asked Harry how it felt to be getting married to a star like Meghan 'as a ginger'

A red-headed member of the crowd asked Harry how it felt to be getting married to a star like Meghan 'as a ginger'

Harry laughed uproariously and replied: 'It's great, isn't it!'

Harry laughed uproariously and replied: 'It's great, isn't it!'

Prince Harry and bride-to-be Meghan Markle began their public life together with a whirlwind of handshakes and smiles as the crowd chanted their names during their first walkabout.

Hundreds of well-wishers had gathered in Nottingham to greet the couple and were not disappointed as the prince and his fiancee appeared determined to meet almost everyone on their first joint engagement.

In scenes reminiscent of the early days of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's married life, a sea of camera phones greeted their arrival along with chants of 'Harry, Harry' and 'Meghan, Meghan'.

The American former actress appeared to take the outpouring of affection and interest from the well-wishers in her stride, looking confident as she greeted the crowds with a smile and handshake.

Harry chose Nottingham, a city and its people who are close to his heart, as the place to introduce his bride-to-be to the UK.

During the walkabout, which lasted just over 20 minutes, Ms Markle was wrapped up against the cold in a long dark blue coat by Mackage, and boots, and was handed armfuls of flowers, chocolates and other gifts.

The tour around Britain over the next six months will allow the American former actress to get to know her new home

The tour around Britain over the next six months will allow the American former actress to get to know her new home

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She was without gloves, so her engagement ring was on display, and carried a handbag - something Kate rarely does.

Avid fan Irene Hardman, who is well-known for handing bags of Haribo sweets to Harry, and first presented his father, the Prince of Wales, with two bags - the other for brother William - 20 years ago, was a familiar face in the crowd.

The 81-year-old handed Ms Markle a goody bag containing fridge magnets and other gifts.

She said afterwards that the meeting was 'very emotional'.

Through tears of joy, she said: 'I cried - she's wonderful, and it's fantastic. They're so genuine.'

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