Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle visit Cardiff Castle –
 Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle will embark on their first official visit to the Welsh Capital on Thursday.

Starting at the city's iconic Cardiff Castle, they will meet members of the public before enjoying a taste of Welsh culture, sport and heritage. They will also learn about some of the organisations that work in communities across the city.

The Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr Huw Thomas said: "We would like to extend a warm Welsh welcome to Prince Harry and Ms Markle and we are delighted that they will join us at Cardiff Castle on what is their first official Welsh visit together.

"Their visit will aim to showcase some of the rich heritage and culture that we are very proud of here in Cardiff as well as giving them the opportunity to meet individuals and organisations who are working to promote the Welsh language.

"Later they will visit Star Hub in Splott to meet some of the individuals and organisations whose work is having a positive impact on their communities. Croeso i Gaerdydd."

The Rt Honourable Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Cllr Bob Derbyshire said: "Cardiff is very proud to welcome Prince Harry and Ms Markle to the city. I am sure they will enjoy their visit and we hope this will be the first of many for the couple to the Welsh capital. "

Useful information:

  • Castle gates will open at 9am. Spaces are limited at the castle and entry will be free but will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

  • The royal visit will commence around 13.30

  • 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.

  • No road closures are planned for either visit.