Meghan Markle and Prince Harry treated like Hollywood stars as they pose for selfies with fans

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have travelled to the UK and Germany to visit “several charities close to their hearts”.

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The timing of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s visit to Europe, dubbed by some as an unofficial "royal tour" comes during a busy week for the royal family.

The Queen has accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister and invited his successor, Liz Truss, to form a government.

It is also the week The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, start their first term at Lambrook School in Berkshire.

Harry and Meghan were marking the one-year countdown to The Invictus Games coming to the city
Harry and Meghan were marking the one-year countdown to The Invictus Games coming to the city

The Cambridges have recently moved to their new home, Adelaide Cottage, on The Queen’s Windsor estate, just half a mile away from Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage.

Despite close proximity, it’s understood there are no plans for estranged brothers, Princes William and Harry, to meet this week.

A source told The Sun newspaper Prince William feels he “cannot trust” his brother until his long anticipated memoir is released later this year.

Other senior royals, it is understood, are also keen to avoid the Montecito ménage because there are fears the memoir could contain more damaging revelations about their relationship with Prince Harry.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have travelled to the UK and Germany to visit “several charities close to their hearts”.

Prince Harry at a press conference in Dusseldorf, Germany for the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 One Year to Go event.
Prince Harry at a press conference in Dusseldorf, Germany for the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 One Year to Go event.

Their first stop was the Young One World summit in Manchester - a charity which “brings together young leaders from around the world.”

Meghan became a counsellor for the charity two years before she met Prince Harry.

On Monday she took central stage to deliver a keynote speech, telling young leaders “you are the future..,. You are the present.”

Fans of Meghan may praise her engaging and inspiring delivery to the crowd of 2,000 people, while her critics could brand her a failed actress who’s only been given a platform by marrying into the Royal Family.

It was her first in-person address in Britain since quitting as a working royal amid the Megxit crisis more than two years ago.

The Duchess of Sussex speaks at the One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, during their visit to the UK. Picture date: Monday September 5, 2022.
The Duchess of Sussex speaks at the One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, during their visit to the UK. Picture date: Monday September 5, 2022.

In a recent interview with The Cut magazine, she suggested she didn’t want a royal life which meant her children would be photographed by paparazzi at the school gates.

In reality, this never would have happened in the UK because there are strict privacy laws in place, especially around children.

This, perhaps, is why we hardly ever see intrusive photographs of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children appear in the UK media.

Meghan Markle posed for selfies with members of the public who stood in the sun to catch a glimpse of the couple.
Meghan Markle posed for selfies with members of the public who stood in the sun to catch a glimpse of the couple.

Meanwhile, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were treated like Hollywood movie stars in Düsseldorf today and received a red carpet welcome.

Shouts of “Harry, Harry” could be heard, while Meghan posed for selfies with members of the public who stood in the sun to catch a glimpse of the couple.

Harry and Meghan were marking the one-year countdown to The Invictus Games coming to the city - the initiative launched by Prince Harry to help rehabilitate injured veterans through sport.

On Thursday, the Duke and Duchess are expected to attend the WellChild awards in London - a charity aiming to make it possible for young people with complex health conditions to be cared for at home, rather than in hospital.

Prince Harry has been their Patron since 2007.

Access for journalists to the awards, which is normally open to all, has been “severely curtailed” according to the Daily Mail.

The couple insisted they wanted “open access” for the media to their work when they transitioned to privately funded members of The Royal Family in 2020.