Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on visit to Northern Ireland

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on visit to Northern Ireland

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the Eikon Centre

Friday, March 23, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are on an unannounced visit to Northern Ireland today (March 23).

The Royal couple have been touring various locations around Britain before their wedding which is due to take place in May.

They started the day off by visiting the former Maze paramilitary prison outside Lisburn and were greeted by students from St Joseph's Boys school as well as dignitaries including Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable George Hamilton.

The couple also met Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley.

An event is being held there today (March 23) where around 2,500 young people will share their hopes and dreams of a peaceful and reconciled future on the island at the Eikon Centre.

As part of the visit Prince Harry and Markle will also have lunch at the Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast's atmospheric Victorian gin palace.

After this they are set to take part in a walkabout outside the building to meet the people of Belfast.

The pair will also be going to the Titanic visitor attraction and visiting Catalyst Inc, Northern Ireland's next generation science park, to meet some of Ulster's brightest young entrepreneurs and innovators.

Their tour, which began a few days after the engagement announcement in November, has already seen the couple visit places such as Edinburgh, Cardiff and Birmingham.

Kensington Palace said: "Throughout the day, Prince Harry and Ms Markle will have the opportunity to meet members of the public, to learn how young people are shaping the future of Northern Ireland, and to visit some of the city's most loved sites."