Crowd goes wild as Meghan Markle makes surprise appearance at Wembley

Danielle Stacey
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]

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]

“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.