Today, we at Titanic Belfast were honoured to welcome Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle on their first official engagement in Northern Ireland.
The couple visited Titanic Belfast ahead of our sixth birthday on 31st
March, where staff, locals and visitors from across the globe caught a glimpse of the couple ahead of their wedding in May.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle were greeted by our Chief Executive Judith Owens, with Lleyton (aged 6) and Rosie Jackson (aged 4) from Ballygowan who presented the couple with some special gifts to remember their visit.
As the couple took a tour of the Titanic Experience they looked out over the historic slipways, heard about the excitement of Titanic’s Launch Day and learnt about the regeneration of Titanic Quarter, as well as enjoyed a 3D virtual tour and cabin recreations illustrating the ship’s opulent interior.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle now join over 4.8 million visitors, including Her Majesty the Queen, who have visited our world-leading 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.”