Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Make NYC Appearance After Lili’s Birth

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently visiting New York City. 
  • The couple’s first stop was One World Observatory, where they met Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
  • Harry and Markle will attend Global Citizen Live in Central Park on Saturday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in New York City for their first set of public engagements since their daughter Lili was born in June.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first stop was the One World Observatory on Thursday, where they met with New York Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio and posed for photos.


New York Governor Kathy Hochul stands with Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Bill de Blasio, and others at the One World Trade Center observatory in New York City.

(L-R) Governor Kathy Hochul, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, Chirlane McCray, and Dante de Blasio, pose at One World Observatory on September 23, 2021, in New York City.

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It marks the couple’s first joint visit to the city. Markle previously visited without Harry for her baby shower ahead of their son Archie Harrison’s birth in 2019.

“It’s wonderful to be back,” Markle told a reporter on Thursday.


Insider’s Chief Media Correspondent Claire Atkinson covered the couple’s exit from the building, and shared a video on Twitter.


In the video, a woman can be heard saying: “Meghan, Harry! You look so beautiful, girl. I love you both. I love you too, Harry,” to which Markle smiled and waved in response.

Atkinson told Insider that the couple’s visit had been kept low-key.

“A lot of my journalist friends who cover the royals didn’t even know they would be there,” she said.

Despite this, the crowd started to pick up with photographers and royal fans alike. Atkinson said she was surprised by the number of teenagers in the crowd.

Harry and Markle coordinated in black outfits for the visit and carried face masks as they waved at the crowd. Harry wore a suit and tie, while Markle wore a chic, knee-length coat — which Fashionista reports is from Emporio Armani and retails for $1,200 — over a high-neck top and pants. She accessorized with $650 Aquazurra suede pumps, according to Fashionista, and stud earrings, and wore her hair pulled back in a bun.

Meghan Markle waves to a crowd while standing next to Prince Harry.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the One World Observatory as NY Governor Hochul and NYC Mayor Blasio along with them in New York City, United States on September 23, 2021.

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While in the area, they also paid a visit to the 9/11 Memorial.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City, United States on September 23, 2021.

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The couple will appear at Global Citizen Live, an annual charity concert held at Central Park on Saturday, Vanity Fair reports.

They intend to use their time on stage “to call for the European Union and G7 to work together to immediately donate at least one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to those places in the world still struggling most with the pandemic,” according to Vanity Fair.


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