When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex came to our county for the day - in pictures

When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, came to Sussex back in October 2018 for their one and only visit there was a great deal of excitement.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 10:07 am
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825324 SUS-190321-170847003

The pair had only just got married four months beforehand, had been given the Sussex title, and there was speculation about when the couple would start a family. Little did we know that Meghan was pregnant with their first child Archie.

There was a buzz about the couple and it was seen as a real love story. Meghan, the glamorous actress who had a passion for philanthropy, and Harry, the once cheeky, rebellious prince whose time in the armed forces and his charity work had won over the hearts of many people.

Crowds lined the streets of Sussex on October 3 to catch a glimpse of the happy couple and we had our photographers and reporters dotted around the various locations in West and East Sussex to cover the special day.

Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825438 SUS-190204-104633003

The pair were greeted by thousands of well-wishers lining West Street when they started off their visit in Chichester, with the couple going on to view a rare parchment copy of the American Declaration of Independence at Edes House.
Their next stop was Bognor Regis, where their Royal Highnesses officially opened the University of Chichester’s £35million tech park.
Then the Duke and Duchess made their way to Brighton, greeting thousands of onlookers on their way into the Royal Pavilion before they visited Brighton charity the Survivors’ Network, which helps those who have experienced sexual abuse in Sussex.
Their last stop was the Joff youth centre in Peacehaven where they spoke to young people about mental health - a topic the couple are very passionate about.

Here are some of the wonderful pictures we have in our archive from that day.

Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825292 PPP-180410-105727003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825301 SUS-190321-170836003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825266 PPP-180410-110435003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825280 SUS-190321-170825003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825290 PPP-180410-110519003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825340 PPP-180410-110402003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825254 PPP-180410-110413003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825259 PPP-180410-110424003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825140 SUS-190321-170803003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825187 SUS-190321-170814003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825236 PPP-180410-110351003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825024 PPP-180410-110041003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825137 PPP-180410-110223003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1825450 PPP-180410-110541003
Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Pic Steve Robards SR1824981 PPP-180410-105945003
Sussex Newspapers The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Harry and Megan meet the crowds in West Street, Chichester. Chichester, West Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce 03/10/2018 LP181688 SUS-180310-141931008
Sussex Newspapers The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Harry and Megan meet the crowds in West Street, Chichester. Chichester, West Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce 03/10/2018 LP181691 SUS-180310-142005008
Sussex Newspapers The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Harry and Megan arrive in West Street, Chichester, to meet the crowds. Chichester, West Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce 03/10/2018 LP181672 SUS-180310-141630008
Sussex Newspapers The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Harry and Megan meet the crowds in West Street, Chichester. Chichester, West Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce 03/10/2018 LP181676 SUS-180310-141717008
Sussex Newspapers The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Harry and Megan meet the crowds in West Street, Chichester. Chichester, West Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce 03/10/2018 LP181680 SUS-180310-141802008
Sussex Newspapers The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Harry and Megan meet the crowds in West Street, Chichester. Chichester, West Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce 03/10/2018 LP181684 SUS-180310-141847008
Sussex Newspapers The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Harry and Megan meet the crowds in West Street, Chichester. Chichester, West Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce 03/10/2018 LP181685 SUS-180310-141858008
Sussex Newspapers The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Harry and Megan outside Edes House, County Hall, at the end of their visit to Chichester. Chichester, West Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce 03/10/20188 LP181647 SUS-180310-141144008
Sussex Newspapers The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Harry and Megan outside Edes House, County Hall, at the end of their visit to Chichester. Chichester, West Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce 03/10/2018 LP181650 SUS-180310-141218008
Sussex Newspapers The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Harry and Megan outside Edes House, County Hall, at the end of their visit to Chichester. Chichester, West Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce 03/10/2018 LP181652 SUS-180310-141241008
Sussex Newspapers The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Harry and Megan outside Edes House, County Hall, at the end of their visit to Chichester. Chichester, West Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce 03/10/2018 LP181653 SUS-180310-141252008
Sussex Newspapers The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Chichester. Harry and Megan outside Edes House, County Hall, at the end of their visit to Chichester. Chichester, West Sussex. Picture: Liz Pearce 03/10/2018 LP181667 SUS-180310-141535008
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174058001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174022001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174000001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-173749001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174604001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174552001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-173838001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-173826001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-173801001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174713001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174701001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174649001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174637001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-173727001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174540001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174528001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174505001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174453001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174441001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174320001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174308001
(l-r) Katla Beatrice Brooks (8) and Winnie Richards (8) Queen's Park Primary School. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-173738001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174245001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174134001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174110001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174406001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174355001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174343001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-173949001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174233001
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brighton. Royal rota: Picture: Allan Hutchings SUS-180310-174221001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192825001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192719001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192901001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192915001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192927001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192940001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192613001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192639001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192652001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192705001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192429001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192455001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192521001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192547001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192244001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192257001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192310001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192349001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192416001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192128001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192005001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192139001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192205001
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-192218001
DM18100376a.jpg. Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, open the University of Chichester's Tech Park. Photo by Derek Martin Photography SUS-180310-145738008
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, vist Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-180310-191808001