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In Pictures: Meghan and Harry begin Commonwealth role in run-up to royal wedding

The royals met Youth Forum delegates at a reception in London.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrive at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London (Yui Mok/PA)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrive at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London (Yui Mok/PA)

Prince Harry was joined by bride-to-be Meghan Markle as the couple started their work with the Commonwealth Youth Forum, beginning with a reception in London.

The prince said this week Ms Markle was “hugely excited” to be joining him in his official Commonwealth role, after he was made Commonwealth Youth Ambassador by the Queen.

The couple met delegates taking part in the Youth Forum during a reception at London’s Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London (Yui Mok/PA)
Ms Markle looked at ease as she joined her fiancee at the Commonwealth Youth Forum (Yui Mok/PA)
The prince earlier said Ms Markle was 'hugely excited' to be joining him (Yui Mok/PA)
It is unusual for someone who has not yet married into the royal family to be involved in a high-profile occasion such as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Yui Mok/PA)
Ms Markle chats to delegates at the Youth Forum (Yui Mok/PA)
The couple plan to support the Queen – the head of the Commonwealth – by taking a lead in Commonwealth youth matters (Yui Mok/PA)
Harry shares a joke with delegates (Yui Mok/PA)

Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales visited the Science Museum alongside Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, also as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

The Prince of Wales and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at the Science Museum (Hannah McKay/PA)

The visitors saw the Illuminating India exhibition.

The visitors pose with dancers at the Science Museum (Hannah McKay/PA)
Charles greets dancers from the Akademi South Asian group (Hannah McKay/PA)

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