Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stun travellers by catching train to Manchester at London Euston

Markle will give a keynote speech at the event later today on gender equality, her first since quitting her role as a senior working royal.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were pictured earlier today entering London Euston as they make their way to Manchester for the One Young World summit.

The summit brings together young leaders from 190 countries around the world.

Markle will give a keynote speech at the event later today on gender equality, her first since quitting her role as a senior working royal.

The Duke and Duchess stayed at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, less than half a mile from Prince William and Kate Middleton, however the families are not thought to have met with each other.

The pair then drove 27 miles to London Euston station in a hybrid electric Range Rover.

They caught an Avanti West Coast train to Manchester, accompanied by two bodyguards, which is expected to arrive just after 2:30pm today.
They caught an Avanti West Coast train to Manchester, accompanied by two bodyguards, which is expected to arrive just after 2:30pm today.

They then caught an Avanti West Coast train to Manchester, accompanied by two bodyguards, which is expected to have arrived just after 2:30pm today.

Markle wore tanned trousers and heels, with a polo shirt and her hair tied in a ponytail.

Harry wore blue chinos with a shirt and blazer to match.

It is understood that the couple and event organisers have arranged private security after they failed to secure taxpayer funded armed bodyguards.

Manchester Police confirmed to the Mail Online that security had been “privately sourced”.

Last week, Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela told GB News in an exclusive interview that there were “not any celebrations that you would have seen at a large scale as you could compare" to his grandfather's release from prison.

Security fences are seen in place outside Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit today, during their visit to the UK. Picture date: Monday September 5, 2022.
Security fences are seen in place outside Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit today, during their visit to the UK. Picture date: Monday September 5, 2022.

In an interview with The Cut, Meghan Markle is reported as saying that a male South African cast member of The Lion King told her that her nuptials to Prince Harry were celebrated like Nelson Mandela's release.

She said: "He looked at me, and he’s just like light. He said, "I just need you to know: When you married into this family, we rejoiced in the streets the same we did when Mandela was freed from prison.'"

Now, in an exclusive interview with Dan Wootton, Mandla Mandela denied that any large scale celebrations took place, saying: “There was not any celebrations that you would have seen at a large scale as you could compare to Madiba’s release.

“I have said on numerous occasions that if we are to even compare Madiba’s release to anything, it would be to the abolishment of slavery. That is the only thing that we can somewhat surmount what our struggle for liberation celebration could be compared to.”