Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Titanic Belfast

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Titanic Belfast last week, on their first official engagement in Northern Ireland.

The couple – who will marry in May in Windsor – visited the museum ahead of its sixth birthday on March 31.

More than 4.8 million visitors, including Her Majesty the Queen, have visited the tourist attraction.

Judith Owens, Titanic Belfast’s chief executive, said: “From her origins as a Royal Mail Steamship, RMS Titanic has always had a royal connection, and as such, we are absolutely delighted to welcome Prince Harry and Ms. Megan Markle on their first official visit to Northern Ireland.

“At Titanic Belfast, we celebrate Belfast’s maritime heritage by telling the story of how the world’s most famous ship was built, designed and launched in this city, but we also share the personal stories connected with it. It was a privilege to share this with Prince Harry and Ms Markle, especially given the American connections to the ship.”

During their visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with a new urban space.

Photo by William Cherry/Presseye.