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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle send crowds wild in Cardiff

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Royal fans queued outside Cardiff Castle from dawn for a chance to meet Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The royal couple greeted the crowds and thanked them for their patience after their train was delayed by over an hour.

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Ms Markle was wearing a black Stella McCartney coat with handmade jeans by Welsh company Hiut.

A pair of jeans from the Cardigan-based company costs £150 on average.

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Some fans waited for the royal couple since 6am - seven hours before they were due to arrive.

The couple took the time to chat to schoolchildren and tourists Credit: PA Images

I'm a big fan of the Royals. Mainly the Duchess of Cambridge but I adore Prince Harry.

I think Harry and Meghan represent a more modern society and it keeps some of the British traditions alive.

I've got some roses for Meghan too.

It's fascinating that she's not the typical person you'd expect to become a future duchess and it's just really interesting to see the public reaction to her.

– Jenna Quilter, royal fan

A bespoke lovespoon has been designed and created for the royal couple by craftsman Les Williams.

A Welsh lovespoon was presented to the couple by Harry and Megan from Marlborough Primary School in Cardiff. Credit: PA

The gift, hand-crafted for the Royal couple, features their initials alongside a Celtic knot, horseshoe and barley twist, which is said to symbolise eternal love, good luck, and togetherness.

Prince Harry and Meghan were given a traditional Welsh lovespoon. Credit: Cadw

It's really exciting. In America this is like a fairytale.

I think it's really cool that she's from the States and gets to experience the royal lifestyle as well.

– Abbie Smith, tourist from Louisiana

We have brought a bride-to-be sash and veil for her and some L-plates and we can take her on a tour of all the Cardiff nightclubs.

We are very excited and we hope we get the chance to talk to them.

We could get a new Duke and Duchess of Abergavenny or somewhere - it should hopefully strengthen our relationship with America.

– Anne Daley, royal fan

I think Harry and Meghan are great and Cardiff will love them - she can be our princess of Wales.

It's very fitting that they are visiting the castle. I wish that they could stay longer.

– Ian Leyshon, royal fan

Prince Harry and Meghan will attend a Welsh culture festival inside Cardiff Castle this afternoon, before heading to a sports centre which runs community programmes for young people.