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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to visit Sussex

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to undertake their first official visit to the county of Sussex next month.

Harry and Meghan will undertake the joint visit on Wednesday, October 3rd, just a couple of weeks before they fly away for their tour of Australasia.

During their visit, the Duke and Duchess will visit Edes House, located at the heart of Chichester, West Sussex. At Edes House, the royal couple will be shown the rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence.

The Sussex Declaration is one of only two contemporary handwritten ceremonial manuscript copies, the other being the signed copy housed in the National Archives in Washington D.C.

Their Royal Highnesses will then travel along the coast to Bognor Regis where they will officially open the University of Chichester’s Engineering and Digital Technology Park.

Harry and Meghan will then travel 30 miles east to Brighton where they will visit the iconic Royal Pavilion.

Later on, they will walk to Survivors’ Network, a charity that supports survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Sussex. The Duke and Duchess will have the opportunity to talk to service users, volunteers and staff.

Harry and Meghan’s final engagement of the day will take place at JOFF Youth Centre in the coastal town of Peacehaven. The community hub offers a range of positive activities for young people from across East Sussex.

This will be the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s first visit to Sussex. Her Majesty The Queen granted Prince Harry and Meghan the Dukedom of Sussex on their wedding day in May.