Crowd goes wild as Meghan Markle makes surprise appearance at Wembley

·Royal Correspondent

The Duchess of Sussex was greeted by screams from over 12,000 school children, as she made a surprise appearance at WE Day.

Prince Harry, 34, was giving a speech at the global initiative to encourage young people to take part in positive social change, when he announced: “I’m now going to try and drag my wife on stage.”

Wembley’s SSE Arena erupted with cheers, which lasted for at least half a minute, as Meghan walked up the steps and took her husband’s hand.

The expectant parents shared a cosy moment on stage, as the crowd continued to scream.

Harry and Meghan at WE Day at Wembley’s SSE Arena [Photo: PA]
Harry and Meghan at WE Day at Wembley’s SSE Arena [Photo: PA]

The duchess, 37, looked chic in a navy blazer, black sweater and skinny jeans, while her husband looked smart in a grey suit.

Harry, who is President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, encouraged youngsters to make an impact within their communities and hailed them as “inspiring.”

He said: “You are the most engaged generation in history. You care about values, doing the right thing, and championing the causes that will shape your future.

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The couple share a cosy moment on stage [Photo: PA]
The couple share a cosy moment on stage [Photo: PA]

“You don’t judge someone based on how they look, where they’re from, or how they identify.”

He also shared a powerful quote by Martin Luther King Jr, which he revealed to be one of Meghan’s favourites – “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Yesterday, the duke and duchess attended a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark Charles’ 50th anniversary as the investiture as the Prince of Wales.

On Friday 8 March, Meghan will be present at a panel discussion at King’s College London, to mark International Women’s Day. The couple will also attend a Commonwealth Day youth event at Canada House on March 11 and the service at Westminster Abbey.