Harry and Meghan visit the home of their royal titles

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited their namesake county today for the first time since the Queen honoured them with their titles.

Harry and Meghan, who were given the dukedom on the day of their in May by the monarch, will be taking in Chichester, Bognor Regis, Brighton and Peacehaven during a packed day of engagements.

The couple arrived in Sussex by helicopter and will use the aircraft to get between engagements throughout the day.

Harry and Meghan arrived in Sussex by helicopter and will use the aircraft to get between engagements throughout the day

Harry and Meghan arrived in Sussex by helicopter and will use the aircraft to get between engagements throughout the day

Crowds in their first destination of Chichester were slow to form but by the time Harry and Meghan were due to arrive there were around 1,000 people waiting to see them, many waving flags.

Friends Ros Gentle and Mary Menzies, from Chichester, are standing in the crowds waiting to see Harry and Meghan. Mrs Gentle said: 'I think they are a great advert for the royal family.'

Mrs Menzies said: 'I'm looking forward to seeing them because I think they are a great couple, a breath of fresh air.'

Meanwhile a group of pupils from Westbourne House School also gathered in West Street in the centre of Chichester. They have brought gifts for Harry and Meghan and are hoping to catch their eyes and speak to them.

Honor Pennant, ten, from Hampshire brought a bouquet of rosemary and white dahlias picked from her garden, and said: 'I love Meghan so much I named my chicken after her. I like Meghan (the duchess) because I think she is quite spritely.

Aptly, Meghan the chicken is a breed called Light Sussex. 'I hope I can give her the flowers and tell her about my chicken.'

Boys and girls from Westbourne House School in Chichester prepared an A-Z of Sussex for the Duke and Duchess today

Boys and girls from Westbourne House School in Chichester prepared an A-Z of Sussex for the Duke and Duchess today

Armed police patrol ahead of a walkabout by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan in Chichester this morning

Armed police patrol ahead of a walkabout by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan in Chichester this morning

Classmates Kieran Rutherford and Thomas Symington, both ten, hope to present the couple with an A to Z of Sussex made by pupils at the school.

It includes pictures of famous local produce like English wine, historic

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