Meghan Markle shares a secret from her past with little girl in Cardiff

By Emmy Griffiths

Meghan Markle knew just what to say when a little girl became nervous and uncomfortable on Thursday (Jan. 18) during the royal couple's visit to Cardiff, telling the young fan that she too experienced shyness when she was younger. The former Suits actress, who will tie the knot with Prince Harry in May, held six-year-old Eloise's hand after she had left a performance in tears, telling her: "I used to be shy too." Prince Harry was also keen to check on little Eloise, joining his fiancée to shake her hand before the pair rejoined the rest of the group at a Cardiff community centre.


Meghan Markle surrounded by little girls in a group hug together
The group gave Meghan a hug

During their visit, Meghan also played a game of Jenga with the group, while Harry showed off his dance moves to "Despacito" with the rest of the children. He then encouraged the children to give Meghan a "group hug," and couldn't help but laugh as they crowded around her. He joked: "And release" as one child swooped in for one last hug.

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Speaking about meeting Meghan, 13-year-old Mary Coffey said: "She was amazing, so easy to talk to. And so beautiful! There was a glow about her." The couple also chuckled when one boy shouted out, "Are you married yet?" Another girl told Prince Harry: "I'm going be dancing at your wedding," to which Harry responded: "You're going to be dancing at my wedding? Promise!"

Meghan and Harry were greeted with cheers from the crowd while attending their third official royal outing after arriving late to Cardiff Castle when their train was delayed by an hour. Their visit to Wales comes shortly after their official outings to Nottingham and Brixton in south London. Meghan looked stylish in a black coat by Stella McCartney, £175 trousers by Welsh brand Hiut Denim, and a green tote bag by DeMellier London.

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