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Meghan Markle speaks Filipino to a well-wisher

During Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s visit to Edinburgh on Tuesday, 13th February the couple took time to greet the crowds outside Edinburgh Castle and Ms Markle shared a special moment with a couple visiting from the Philippines which has now going viral.

The royal couple took a ‘divide and conquer’ approach as they separated outside the Scottish landmark to try and meet as many members of the gathered public as possible. Ms Markle thanked the crowds as she happily shook hands and commented on the fact that they were lucky the rain was holding off. She greeted the Filipino couple and when they mentioned it was their wedding anniversary she congratulated them saying “that’s so sweet of you to come out here” adding, as she moved on down the rail, “salamat po” which means “thank you” in Tagalog. The couple were clearly touched, exclaiming in delight and mentioning how sweet Ms Markle was after the exchange.

The royal couple were in Scotland making their fourth official day of engagements since the royal engagement announcement in November. During their tour of Edinburgh Castle Prince Harry and Ms Markle saw the firing of the One O’clock gun – a tradition dating back to 1861 when the gun’s firing marked time for ships traversing the Firth of Forth.

After a tour of the castle the couple visited Social Bite, a Scottish organisation which provides support in an effort to end homelessness through a series of social enterprise cafes throughout Scotland. Social Bite employs staff who have experienced homelessness in their lives and distributes approximately 100,000 items of food and warm beverages to Scotland’s homeless population each year.

They concluded their day by attending a reception celebrating youth achievements and the Scottish Year of Young People 2018 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Year of Young People celebrates the achievements of young people and provides support to create opportunities for them to excel.