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Watch: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stop off at Titanic Belfast maritime museum

Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle have delighted crowds as they embarked on their first Royal visit to Northern Ireland as a couple.

The Prince and his American actress wife-to-be have visited Lisburn and Belfast as part of a day of activities on Friday.

During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast.
During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space. Pictured with Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are children Lleyton (6) and Rosie (4) Jackson from Ballygowan and staff member Ellen Fitzsimmons.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space. Pictured with Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are children Lleyton (6) and Rosie (4) Jackson from Ballygowan and staff member Ellen Fitzsimmons.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space. Pictured with Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are children Lleyton (6) and Rosie (4) Jackson from Ballygowan and staff member Ellen Fitzsimmons.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space. Pictured with Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are children Lleyton (6) and Rosie (4) Jackson from Ballygowan and staff member Ellen Fitzsimmons.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space. Pictured with Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are children Lleyton (6) and Rosie (4) Jackson from Ballygowan and staff member Ellen Fitzsimmons.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 23rd March 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye During their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle visited the iconic Titanic Belfast. The Couple were guided through the venue’s interactive galleries, which explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of RMS Titanic, as well as the city and people who made her. During the visit, they also heard about how the regeneration of the Titanic Quarter has provided Belfast with an exciting new urban space. Pictured with Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are children Lleyton (6) and Rosie (4) Jackson from Ballygowan and staff member Ellen Fitzsimmons.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Prince Harry waves to well wishers as he and Meghan Markle visit Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where they met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch a man wearing vertual reality goggles during a visit to Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where they met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where they met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where they met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where they met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where they met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where they met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where they met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Meghan Markle arrives at Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where she and Prince Harry met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are presented with a posey by Lleyton Jackson 6 and Rosie Jackson 4, during a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Meghan Markle with Prince Harry during a visit to Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where they met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Nuala Campbell and Eoin Lambkin from Titanic FX show Prince Harry and Meghan Markle some prosthetic limbs used in the movie industry during a visit to Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where they met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are presented with a model of the ship by Lleyton Jackson 6 and Rosie Jackson 4, during a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are presented with a model of the ship by Lleyton Jackson 6 and Rosie Jackson 4, during a visit to Titanic Belfast maritime museum in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle look a prosthetic foot made by the Titanic FX company during a visit to Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast where they met some of Northern Ireland's brightest young entrepreneurs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In the afternoon the couple made their fourth and final stop on their trip at Titanic Belfast maritime museum.

During the stop the couple met staff and locals, including six-year-old Lleyton and four-year-old Rosie Jackson from Ballygowan.

Judith Owens, Titanic Belfast’s Chief Executive, said: “From her origins as a Royal Mail Steamship, ‘RMS Titanic’ has always had a royal connection, and as such, we are absolutely delighted to welcome Prince Harry and Ms Megan Markle on their first official visit to Northern Ireland."

Harry and Ms Markle began their day at the former Maze prison site outside Lisburn where around 2,500 young people from both sides of the Irish border gathered for a peace-building event.

They were greeted by Londonderry students Amber Hamilton, from Foyle College, and Ryan McCallion, from St Joseph's Boys school, both 17, before meeting a number of dignitaries including PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton.

The couple then had lunch at the Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast's atmospheric Victorian gin palace which is filled with a wealth of architectural features and is a major tourist attraction.

Ms Markle revealed that they had been anticipating their trip to the well-known pub, which is owned by the National Trust (NT) and famed for its ornate decorations.

Harry joked with Heather McLachlan, the National Trust's director for Northern Ireland, asking "Are you open?", before declaring "We want food".

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand with school children during a visit to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stand with school children during a visit to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet school children during a visit to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn, where they attended an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn, where they attended an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Eikon Centre. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Meghan Markle during a visit to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn, where, along with Prince Harry, she attended an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Meghan Markle speaks with school children during a visit to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn where, along with Prince Harry, she attended an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Northern Ireland. Photo by Aaron McCracken
The Reverend Dr David Latimer, introduces Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to school children during a visit to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn where they attended an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle gestures on her arrival at the Eikon Centre in Lisburn, on March 23, 2018, to attend an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. / AFP PHOTO / Mark MARLOWMARK MARLOW/AFP/Getty Images
LISBURN, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Eikon Centre and attend an event to mark the second year of the youth-led peace-building initiative 'Amazing the Space' on March 23, 2018 in Lisburn, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LISBURN, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Eikon Centre and attend an event to mark the second year of the youth-led peace-building initiative 'Amazing the Space' on March 23, 2018 in Lisburn, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LISBURN, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Eikon Centre and attend an event to mark the second year of the youth-led peace-building initiative 'Amazing the Space' on March 23, 2018 in Lisburn, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Visiting Belfast city centre during their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle Markle begin their first visit to Northern Ireland at the Eikon Centre at an event celebrating the youth-led peace-building initiative ‘Amazing the Space’ and showcasing groundbreaking cross community and reconciliation work from young people across Northern Ireland. Launched by Prince Harry in September 2017, ‘Amazing the Space’ empowers young people across Northern Ireland to become ambassadors for peace within their communities. Photo by Aaron McCracken
Visiting Belfast city centre during their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle Markle begin their first visit to Northern Ireland at the Eikon Centre at an event celebrating the youth-led peace-building initiative ‘Amazing the Space’ and showcasing groundbreaking cross community and reconciliation work from young people across Northern Ireland. Launched by Prince Harry in September 2017, ‘Amazing the Space’ empowers young people across Northern Ireland to become ambassadors for peace within their communities. Photo by Aaron McCracken
Visiting Belfast city centre during their first visit to Northern Ireland on 23 March 2018, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle Markle begin their first visit to Northern Ireland at the Eikon Centre at an event celebrating the youth-led peace-building initiative ‘Amazing the Space’ and showcasing groundbreaking cross community and reconciliation work from young people across Northern Ireland. Launched by Prince Harry in September 2017, ‘Amazing the Space’ empowers young people across Northern Ireland to become ambassadors for peace within their communities. Photo by Aaron McCracken
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley MP welcomed Prince Harry and Ms. Markle to Belfast on 23 March 2018for their first joint visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle Markle began their first visit to Northern Ireland at the Eikon Centre at an event celebrating the youth-led peace-building initiative ‘Amazing the Space’ and showcasing groundbreaking cross community and reconciliation work from young people across Northern Ireland. Photo by Aaron McCracken
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley MP welcomed Prince Harry and Ms. Markle to Belfast on 23 March 2018for their first joint visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle Markle began their first visit to Northern Ireland at the Eikon Centre at an event celebrating the youth-led peace-building initiative ‘Amazing the Space’ and showcasing groundbreaking cross community and reconciliation work from young people across Northern Ireland. Photo by Aaron McCracken
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley MP welcomed Prince Harry and Ms. Markle to Belfast on 23 March 2018for their first joint visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle Markle began their first visit to Northern Ireland at the Eikon Centre at an event celebrating the youth-led peace-building initiative ‘Amazing the Space’ and showcasing groundbreaking cross community and reconciliation work from young people across Northern Ireland. Photo by Aaron McCracken
Reverend Dr David Latimer with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their visit to Northern Ireland. Photo credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for first Northern Ireland Royal visit. Photo credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for a visit to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn where they attended an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for a visit to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn where they attended an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for a visit to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn where they attended an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for a visit to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn where they attended an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for a visit to the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn where they attended an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
DUP leader Arlene Foster (left) and Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley at an event attended by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn where they marked the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Britain's Prince Harry and US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle arrive at the Eikon Centre in Lisburn, on March 23, 2018, to attend an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. / AFP PHOTO / Mark MARLOWMARK MARLOW/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry and US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle arrive at the Eikon Centre in Lisburn, on March 23, 2018, to attend an event to mark the second year of youth-led peace-building initiative Amazing the Space. / AFP PHOTO / Mark MARLOWMARK MARLOW/AFP/Getty Images
LISBURN, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Eikon Centre and attend an event to mark the second year of the youth-led peace-building initiative 'Amazing the Space' on March 23, 2018 in Lisburn, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Eikon Centre (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

His fiancee added: "We saw the menu last week, and said 'We'll have this'."

The couple marvelled at the pub, which features period gas lighting, a red marble-topped bar, mosaic tiled floor and snugs - ornately carved wooden booths with stained glass where Victorian drinkers could sit in private.

Looking up at the ornate ceiling, Harry said: "It's amazing, it really is."

The antique bell system that drinkers used to call staff still exists and may have been used by the couple to order their lunch of Irish stew in a snug.

After dining the pair went walkabout outside the building to meet the people of Belfast.

Arriving at their third engagement of the day, at a hub for young entrepreneurs, the couple waved at well-wishers who had braved the rain to catch a glimpse of the royal visitors.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet well-wishers during a walkabout in Belfast after a visit to the Crown Bar in the city centre. Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Crown Bar in Belfast on March 23rd 2018 at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Catalyst Inc, Northern Irelands next generation science park, to meet young entrepreneurs and innovators on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Catalyst Inc, Northern Irelands next generation science park, to meet young entrepreneurs and innovators. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 23: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Catalyst Inc, Northern Irelands next generation science park, to meet young entrepreneurs and innovators on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle reacts to wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after a visit to the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre. Photo credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after a visit to the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Prince Harry shelters under an umbrella as he meets wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after he and Meghan Markle visited the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Meghan Markle interacts with crowd as she departs from the Crown Liquor Saloon during her visit with Prince Harry to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle shelters from the rain under an umbrella as she waves to wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after a visit to the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Meghan Markle waves to wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after a visit to the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Prince Harry interacts with crowd as he departs from the Crown Liquor Saloon during his visit with Meghan Markle to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle shelters under an umbrella as she meets wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after she and Prince Harry visited the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Meghan Markle shelters under an umbrella as she meets wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after she and Prince Harry visited the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet wellwishers during a walkabout in Belfast after a visit to the Crown Bar in the city centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exit the Crown Bar following a visit to learn of its heritage, as they start a walkabout in Belfast City centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exit the Crown Bar following a visit to learn of its heritage, as they start a walkabout in Belfast City centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Crowds wait for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to exit the Crown Bar which they visited to learn from National Trust representatives about the pub's heritage, and meet bar staff, local comedians and musicians. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre where they learnt from National Trust representatives about the pub's heritage, and met bar staff, local comedians and musicians. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre where they learnt from National Trust representatives about the pub's heritage, and met bar staff, local comedians and musicians. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for a visit to the Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre where they learnt from National Trust representatives about the pub's heritage, and met bar staff, local comedians and musicians. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wave to the crowds as they arrive for a visit to the Crown Bar in Belfast City centre to learn from National Trust representatives about the pub's heritage, and meet bar staff, local comedians and musicians. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wave to the crowds as arrive for a visit to the Crown Bar in Belfast City centre to learn from National Trust representatives about the pub's heritage, and meet bar staff, local comedians and musicians. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for a visit to the Crown Bar in Belfast City centre to learn from National Trust representatives about the pub's heritage, and meet bar staff, local comedians and musicians. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Crowds wait for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to arrive for a walkabout in Belfast City centre where they will visit the Crown Bar and learn from National Trust representatives about the pub's heritage, and meet bar staff, local comedians and musicians. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
The Crown Bar in Belfast City Centre where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will visit to learn from National Trust representatives about the pub's heritage, and meet bar staff, local comedians and musicians. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 23, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Inside the Catalyst Inc facility in part of Belfast's regenerated docklands, they were greeted by a number of dignitaries, including Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister and East Belfast MP Gavin Robinson.

Harry and Ms Markle then met a number of innovators who are supported by Catalyst - a not-for-profit organisation aimed at nurturing new scientific ideas.

Their day ended with a tour of Titanic Belfast which tells the story of the famous ship, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to the vessel's maiden voyage and infamous sinking.

Some 600 guests will attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19– with 200 joining them to party at an evening reception in Frogmore House.

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