2018 Oct 03

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex spend the day in Sussex

Today, Harry and Meghan made their first official visit to Sussex, their duchy! And what a day it was, as the couple had 5 engagements, between East & West Sussex.

The Sussexes arrived first in Chichester, more precisely at Edes House. Edes house was built in the 17th century for John Edes and his wife, today it is a location for corporate/private events and is open to visit. They greeted wellwishers (and dogs) upon arrival before viewing the American Declaration of Independance. This declaration is the only existing copy of the original. Harry and Meghan also signed the visitor’s book before leaving. VIDEOVIDEO

Their next stop was The Univerity of Chichester, as the Duke & Duchess opened the Engineering and Digital Technology Park. It will bring together science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics courses. The Duke & Duchess got to test some of the equipment and talked with the students. VIDEO – VIDEO

The 3rd stop was The Royal Pavilion in Brighton. The Royal Pavilion was built for then King George IV. The couple greeted young children waiting for them before visiting the Pavilion. VIDEO

Harry and Meghan then visited the Survivors’ Network Centre in Brighton, a charity focused on sexual violence and willing to help survivors of sexual assaults as well as preventing said assaults. The Duke & Duchess got to meet with members of the Survivors’ Centre Knitwork Project. They also received a drawing of their dog Guy and mistook it for their new dog, which they revealed is a girl. VIDEO

The final engagement happened at the JOFF Youth Centre in Peacehaven, which offers weekly activities for young and older people. They spent some time meeting people and discussing mental health with them. VIDEO