Meghan Markle dresses diplomatically for first Scotland visit in tartan coat and Strathberry bag

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at Edinburgh Castle [Photo: Getty]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have arrived in Edinburgh for their fourth joint royal engagement.

The soon-to-be newlyweds were greeted by flag-bearing crowds who patiently awaited their arrival since the early hours of the morning. While the Royal Marines Scotland band were left in charge of giving the couple a traditional Scottish welcome.

For her first official visit to the capital, Meghan donned one of her greatest looks to date. In celebration of Scotland’s heritage, the royal-in-waiting chose a £1,995 tartan coat by Burberry and teamed the look with a pair of Veronica Beard flared trousers (sorry but they’ve already sold out).

We predict a sell-out, after Meghan Markle donned a £1,995 tartan coat by Burberry on her most recent royal engagement [Photo: Burberry]

And yet another surprising sartorial move, the 36-year-old eschewed tradition with a £274 cross-body Strathberry bag (which will no doubt sell out in record time).

Meghan Markle championed Brit label Burberry yet again for her first official visit to Edinburgh [Photo: Getty]

It is rare that a female member of the Royal Family is photographed without a clutch or long-handled bag to hand, as it is a breach of royal protocol.

Meghan looked to Scottish brand Strathberry for her emerald-hued cross-body bag [Photo: Strathberry]

The pair’s first pit stop will take place inside the castle at the historic Edinburgh Garrison. The couple will watch as the One o’clock Gun is fired, a tradition which first began back in 1861 when it allowed ships in the Firth of Forth to set the maritime clocks they needed to navigate the sea.

Harry and Meghan will then head into the New Town to visit Social Bite, a social enterprise cafe which distributes 100,000 items of food and hot drinks to homeless people across Scotland every year.

The soon-to-be newlyweds were greeted by crowds in Edinburgh [Photo: Getty]

This will enable the couple to meet members of staff and learn more about the initiative. And the sandwich shop will be well prepared for the visit, as Social Bite has welcomed A-list names such as Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney in recent years.

To end their engagement in Edinburgh, the couple will later attend a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018.

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