AS THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex announce that they are expecting a second child, we take a look back at their one and only trip to the county.

Thousands of adoring crowds eager to catch a glimpse of Harry and Meghan lined the streets of Brighton ahead of the royal visit in 2018.

The couple, who got married in May that year, visited some of Sussex's best known sites on a whistle-stop tour around the county.

The tour took the newlyweds to Chichester, Bognor, Brighton and Peacehaven.


When the pair arrived in Chichester, the pair were met with screaming crowds and a rapturous reception.

Both spent time walking about the crowds, shaking hands and accepting flowers - something unimaginable in the current pandemic.

The duke and duchess officially opened the University of Chichester's Engineering and Digital Technology Park.

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They were greeted by a crowd of students, and got hands-on in the engineer laboratory with the duchess pushing the button on a Mecmesin machine.

Before leaving, the pair listened to the student chamber orchestra perform a piece from Vivaldi's Four Seasons.


In Brighton, the Duke's arrival was greeted by chants of "Harry, Harry, Harry", as those who queued for hours finally caught sight of the sixth in line to the throne.

They greeted adoring fans, many of whom came with flowers and cards for the royals.

Former actress Meghan stunned her fans in her dark green Hugo Boss skirt and top from And Other Stories, paired with suede stilettos.

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She removed a camel Armani coat she had been wearing earlier on in her visit.

After the a-minute stroll, the couple passed through the India Gate and into the Pavilion grounds, where they were met by lucky youngsters from Queen’s Park Primary School.

Harry and Meghan spent time with the euphoric pupils who were only told a day before that they would be playing a part in the big day.

Katla Beatrice Brooks, eight, could not contain her excitement after seeing the Duke and Duchess.

She said: “They’re amazing and really cool. I was super excited when we were told they were coming after school.”

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Leaving the pavilion, the couple made their way to the Survivors' Network - a charity in the city that supports survivors of rape and sexual assault.

This was the couples last stop where they met young people at the Joff Youth Centre.

The pair heard about the centre's work with mental health and well being before meeting some of the people that use the centre.