PRINCE HARRY’s bride-to-be brought some Marks & Sparkle to south London yesterday — wowing the crowds with a £45 jumper from the high street store.
Hundreds braved the cold to give Meghan Markle a huge cheer as she carried out her second royal engagement, visiting community radio station Reprezent FM in Brixton.
Well-wishers yelled ‘Harry, we love you’ and he and his fiancée waved and acknowledged the crowd as they arrived at the station, which trains hundreds of youngsters each year in media and employment skills.
Ms Markle, 36, wrapped up in a £590 Brando coat from Canadian retailer Smythe, plus £450 Burberry trousers. But the American actress — who wore a £56,000 dress by British fashion label Ralph & Russo for her official engagement photos — paired high-end fashion with a scarf thought to be from British brand Jigsaw and a £45 M&S sweater. The result was a sales flurry that led to the jumper selling out within hours.
Harry, 33, and Ms Markle were whisked inside Pop Brixton — a community project that houses local businesses, start-ups, restaurants and the not-for-profit station in shipping containers.
Reprezent founder Shane Carey, 46, said: ‘Since the visit was announced there’s been massive excitement in the station — much more than I could have expected.’
Inside the studios, the couple, who got engaged in November and will marry in May, met presenter Gloria Beyi, 17, host of radio show Glory Talks. She told how she had been given the opportunity after completing work experience a year ago.
At one point Harry made his fiancée laugh by gesturing towards a CD mixer as if he was about to start ‘scratching’ a track.
Meghan praised the young presenter at the end of their visit, saying: ‘I can see why your show is so popular. You’re so thoughtful and your approach is so engaging. I must tune in.’ Yesterday the former Suits star revealed she is shutting down her own Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, which have been dormant for some time.