Harry and Meghan greet crowds at start of Sussex tour

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have greeted wellwishers in the county that inspired their royal titles on their first joint official visit.

Harry and Meghan started a busy day of engagements on an eagerly anticipated whistle-stop tour of Sussex.

The couple kicked off their trip at Edes House in Chichester, the county town of West Sussex.

Meghan meets locals during a walkabout at Edes House
Meghan meets locals during a walkabout at Edes House

Meghan was wearing a camel Armani coat, a dark green Hugo Boss skirt and a shirt from And Other Stories paired with nude suede stilettos.

Arriving before 10.45am, the duke and the US-born former actress met crowds of cheering people.

They will view a rare copy of the American Declaration of Independence at Edes House.

It is one of only two contemporary handwritten ceremonial manuscript copies. The other is the signed copy at the National Archives in Washington DC.