The engaged couple traveled to Belfast where they met with teens and children from Amazing the Space, a youth-led initiative. The program, launched by Prince Harry last September, promotes young people as ambassadors of peace. They met with members of the organization at the Eikon Exhibition Centre and spoke with students. They also took in a tour of The Crown Liquor Saloon, a former gin palace now run by The National Trust, and the Titanic Belfast, a visitor attraction where the RMS Titanic was built.
Markle channeled inspiration from the colors of the Irish flag wearing a Mackage coat, Victoria Beckham knit top and Greta Constantine skirt in green and white hues. She accessorized her look with a Charlotte Elizabeth tote and Jimmy Choo heels.
This trip marks the couple’s visit to the fourth U.K. nation ahead of their wedding in May. They reside in England and have recently visited Wales and Scotland.
Last week, Markle took part in her first official engagement with Queen Elizabeth and the royal family at the annual Commonwealth Day service. The annual interfaith ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey. Markle joined members of the royal family including Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and the Duke of York.
Mackage co-creative directors Elisa Dahan and Erin Elfassy said they had received 1.7 billion organic media impressions of Markle wearing the “Mai” coat. The brand’s site traffic was five times the daily average Friday. The company planned to cap pre-orders for that color of the $750 hand sewn, double-faced Australian wool coat at 200 units to maintain a sense of exclusivity. Pointing to how Markle’s influence on fashion brands is gaining momentum, Mackage’s site traffic had quadrupled when Markle wore its $750 “Elodie” style in November. The company plans to have it back in stock this fall.