Nottingham

Meghan Markle in surprise Nottingham school visit

Prince Harry Meghan Markle Nottingham Academy Image copyright Nottingham Academy
Image caption Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met pupils at Nottingham Academy last year

A pupil from Nottingham said she was "just speechless" when Meghan Markle invited her to her wedding.

Leonora Ncomanzi spoke to Ms Markle when she and Prince Harry visited the city on their first official event after their engagement was announced.

Ms Markle honoured a promise to Leonora and returned to Nottingham Academy for a private visit.

The 13-year-old will also attend Ms Markle's wedding in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on 19 May.

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Media captionPrince Harry and Meghan Markle met crowds as they arrived in Nottingham

Leonora said the surprise visit was a sign of the warmth Ms Markle and Prince Harry have shown.

"They don't speak to us like they're royalty, they speak to us like we're friends," she said.

"I'm looking forward to the wedding a lot - I can't wait to see Meghan again."

Image caption Leonora Ncomanzi said she has already picked out her dress for the wedding

Trevor Rose from Community Recording Studio will also attend the ceremony later this month.

Having met Prince Harry through his work in St Ann's he said it was a pleasure to see how he has matured.

Image caption Trevor Rose (second right) will also attend the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

"To have seen and watched Harry grow over the years has been an amazing opportunity," he said.

"He's now changed from a boy to a man, and there's an amazing look in his eye.

"The man's in love, it's beautiful."

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