Meghan Markle Says Prince Harry “Is a Feminist Too” During Castle Visit

Prince Harry Meghan MarkleBritain's Prince Harry and his fiancée US actress Meghan Markle watch a performance by a Welsh choir in the banqueting hall during a visit at Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, south Wales on January 18, 2018, for a day showcasing the rich culture and heritage of Wales. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ben Birchall (Photo credit should read BEN BIRCHALL/AFP/Getty Images)

A modern day fairy tale, IRL. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid a visit to a historic castle Thursday, January 18, as part of their first official visit to Wales, and more was unearthed about their relationship.

The newly-engaged pair have made several public appearances in recent weeks (perhaps good practice for Markle, who will likely assume some royal duties when she and Prince Harry get married in May!), and their visit Thursday was everything royal fans could have hoped for. People reported that the pair held hands as they greeted individuals in the crowd, shaking hands and engaging in quick conversation with excited onlookers.

“Meghan was lovely,” Julie Hoefer, an American, told the publication after Markle approached her. (Hoefer was waving a large American flag.) “She came over and was talking and showed us her ring. It was gorgeous,” she recalled. “She said she was ‘super lucky, a very lucky woman.’”

The prince also reportedly asked the gathered crowd, “Are we mainly Welsh here?” and threw the cheering bystanders a thumbs up when they responded in the affirmative, according to the BBC. Markle, 36, adorably stopped to say hello to a 10-year-old girl who held up a sign that read, “My name is Megan too!”

“She saw my sign. I said, ‘Your name’s Meghan too!’ And she said, ‘It’s very nice to meet you. Can I call you Meg?’ ” Megan McAuley told People. The young girl then handed the former Suits actress “a nice flowery necklace. She said, ‘Thank you for my present. It’s very nice to meet you.’”

But perhaps most memorably, a reporter from The Sun, Jake Royston, shared a clip from the couple’s brief meet-and-greet with the gathered crowd, in which a bystander tells Markle how great it is to have a feminist in the royal family. “Thank you,” the actress can be heard saying, before quickly adding, “Well, he’s a feminist too” and gesturing toward Prince Harry.

Markle and Prince Harry, 33, attended their first joint official event as a royal couple in December, visiting Nottingham for the Terrance Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair. The actress and activist flashed her impressive triple-diamond engagement ring at the event, reminding onlookers the world over of the pair’s much-anticipated, upcoming nuptials on May 19.

The couple will marry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor, which is also the Queen’s part-time home.