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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit: World's eyes on Nottingham

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to make their first official appearance together in Nottingham today since they announced their engagement.

Nottingham is believed to be close to Harry's heart, with his communications secretary Jason Knauf saying the prince is 'looking forward to introducing Ms Markle to a community that has become very special to him'.

The visit aims to raise awareness of HIV/Aids and efforts to tackle youth crime.

Kensington Palace has said the couple, who announced their engagement on Monday, will start the tour with a civic welcome at the National Justice Museum.

This will be followed by a walkabout where they have the opportunity to greet members of the public as a couple for the first time.

The pair will then visit the Nottingham Contemporary gallery, which is hosting a Terrence Higgins Trust World Aids Day charity fair.

They are also set to attend the Nottingham Academy to meet headteachers taking part in the Full Effect programme.

The project provides early intervention and training to children and young people in the St Ann's area of Nottingham who may become involved in youth violence and crime.

The prince has forged links with the city through the work of the programme and has visited several times to see its work in action.

The couple will be married at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, next May but the date of their wedding has not yet been announced.

Harry and Ms Markle are planning to tour the UK in the six months leading up to their wedding so the former actress can get to know her new home.

The American plans to become a British citizen.

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