Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will visit Wales on the 18th of January to celebrate its heritage during a visit to Cardiff, Kensington Palace has announced.
The couple will first visit Cardiff Castle in the heart of the capital. Cardiff Castle is hosting the Welsh Culture Festival and during their tour of the castle, Prince Harry and Meghan will hear performances from musicians and poets. They will also meet leading sportsmen and women and see what local organisations are doing to promote the Welsh language and cultural identity.
Prince Harry and Meghan will then travel to Star Hub, a community and leisure centre in the Tremorfa area. There they will learn about how sport is being used to engage young people and how it aids social development. At Star Hub, they will see how StreetGames, a delivery partner of Sport Wales and the Welsh Government, is helping to make sport accessible to all young people. Prince Harry has previously worked with StreetGames. Prince Harry and Meghan will meet with several young people who are taking part in doorstep sessions, like street dance and table tennis. They will also meet with young women from the UsGirls project, which aims to address the barriers that prevent many young women from taking part in sport. It has so far mobilised 5,000 young women across Wales.
This is the third joint engagement for Prince Harry and his fiancee. They previously visited Represent 107.3FM, and Meghan made her royal debut in Nottingham, where they visited Nottingham Contemporary where a Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair was being held. They met representatives from Terrence Higgins Trust Nottingham, the African Institute for Social Development and Champions for Change. These three organisations support local communities in Nottingham focusing on HIV/AIDS.