LONDON – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a sur

first_img LONDON – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a surprise visit to Northern Ireland on Friday as part of their pre-wedding tour of the United Kingdom.The trip was not announced ahead of time in keeping with security procedures used for royal travel to Northern Ireland.Kensington Palace officials said the couple would meet with young people and other members of the public and would also tour some of Belfast’s most popular sites.They had lunch at the popular Crown Liquor Saloon, a landmark in central Belfast.As they toured Northern Ireland, approved commemorative china marking the couple’s May 19 wedding went on sale Friday.The collection uses cornflower blue with white detailing and a gold monogram of the bride and groom’s initials.The design also references the couple’s wedding venue at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The decorative border is based on the ironwork of the 13th century chapel door.The china is finished in 22 carat gold. It was made by hand in Stoke-on-Trent, 160 miles (260 kilometres) northwest of London, using traditional methods.Profits will go to the Royal Collection Trust charity.___Complete AP coverage of the royal wedding: by The Associated Press Posted Mar 23, 2018 4:19 am PDT Last Updated May 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Prince Harry, Meghan tour N. Ireland; wedding china on salecenter_img Britain’s Prince Harry, 2nd left, and Meghan Markle exit the Crown Bar following a visit to learn of its heritage, as they start a walkabout in Belfast Northern Ireland Friday March 23, 2018. Prince Harry and Meghan will be married at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 19. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP) last_img read more