Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have paid tribute to the 9/11 victims when they visited New York on their first joint trip since Lilibet’s birth.
Meghan Markle shouted “it’s wonderful to be back” when she joined Prince Harry in their first public appearance since the birth of their daughter Lilibet.
The sun reports that Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, – who gave birth to daughter Lilibet in June – were driven to the event in a black SUV and traveled up to the One World Trade Center display deck to meet NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio.
And when she greeted the crowd of photographers, Meghan said, “It’s wonderful to be back, thank you” when asked if she was happy to be in New York.
Meghan has previously talked about her love for the city – even on her way there for her baby shower before Archie’s birth.
The Duchess, dressed in a completely black dress with her hair tied in a bun, smiled and waved as she entered the building with Harry by her side.
The couple also met New York Governor Kathy Hochul, 63, who arrived minutes before them.
The couple later stopped to see a wreath at the 9/11 museum at ground zero.
The duke and duchess then toured the memorial pools on 9/11 and went hand in hand as they paused to look at some of the names of those killed in the terrorist act more than 20 years ago.
They listened intently as they quietly toured the pools that marked both fallen towers before visiting the museum on September 11th.
The couple eventually left in a Range Rover, which drove them straight into a garage at the Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side.
They were driven out again shortly after 12:30 (02:30 AEST), with Harry in another suit and Meghan wearing a tan jacket and sunglasses.
Sources said they would travel to the US ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, in her apartment near the UN’s global headquarters.
The trip to New York is the first time Meghan has appeared at a public event since she gave birth to Lilibet in June when they embark on their “adventure”, said Omid Scobie.
The couple is expected to next broadcast live from Central Park for a Global Citizen Live event to market the Covid vaccine on Saturday.
It is part of a number of shows held in such diverse cities as London to Lagos by the organization Global Citizen, with artists such as Ed Sheeran, Sir Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Metallica and Coldplay planned to perform.
It has been reported that the parents have left their children, Archie, two and baby Lilibet, in their Montecito home.
This article was originally published in The sun and published here again with permission
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