Meghan Markle appears in Wales wearing WELSH designer and £1350 coat


Meghan Markle, 36, and Prince Harry, 33, have arrived in Cardiff for the first stop of their tour of Welsh capital city.

The Suits actress wore a chic black coat with a large belt tied in a messy bow to emphasise her tiny waist.

The coat was a £1350 Stella McCartney number and the trousers were by the Welsh fashion house, Hiut Denim.

She added black pointed toe Kiki boots by Tabitha Simmons, and appeared to wear a black scarf knotted around her neck.

She carried a mini Venice in forest green bag with tassels by DeMellier London in one hand.

It’s just five years old but Hiut denim has big plans to reinvigorate the once vibrant production scene in Cardigan, Wales.

At one time home to an industry that saw 40,000 pairs of jeans produced each week, Hiut is determined to harness the town’s forgotten skills in its own workshop which now has 18 members of staff.

Hiut is part of a growing number of small British denim brands capitalising on the trend for good quality, accountable and sustainable fashion.

Meghan and Harry will be greeted by members of the public at Cardiff Castle, where they will see musical performances and poetry readings.

They will also meet sportsmen and women on the day dedicated to promoting Welsh culture.

Meghan and Harry are also scheduled to visit the Star Hub community and leisure centre in Tremorfa and meet members of the organisation StreetGames.

Meghan has recently visited Nottingham and Brixton where she received a warm reception from Britons.

Meghan and Harry were late for their arrival in Cardiff due to problems with the trains.

While the Prince and his wife-to-be were set to arrive at Cardiff Castle at 1:30pm, they eventually arrived around an hour later.

Harry and Meghan were delayed on the GWR train. A GWR spokesman told the Mail Online that said they could not comment on individual travellers but said that trains were delayed because of a “Network Rail infrastructure issue, namely a points failure at Didcot, which has impacted services.”

Crowds have been waiting outside the castle since 7.30 am this morning.   

A Cardiff council spokesman said: “Well-wishers are welcome to come and see the Prince and Ms Markle inside the castle grounds but are encouraged to travel to the city centre by public transport.

“The visit to the Star Hub is not open to the public and no road closures are planned for either visit.”

The visit comes after there were rumours that Prince William was ‘furious’ about clashes in the royal schedule. 

Prince William is also carrying out visits today.



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