Prince Harry drops royal title in first public engagement since return to the UK

The Prince made an appearance in Edinburgh earlier today.

prince harry drops royal title first public engagement uk return
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Prince Harry has carried out his first public engagement since returning to the UK. And the royal seems to have made a change.

  • Prince Harry returned to the UK this week for the first time since moving over to Canada with wife Duchess Meghan Markle and the couple’s son Archie.
  • The Duke of Sussex made his first public engagement since his return earlier today – and he seems to have made a change.
  • In other royal news, Prince Harry’s hilarious text messages to Jon Bon Jovi have been revealed in a new video.

Prince Harry has returned to the UK for the first time this week since moving over to Canada with wife Duchess Meghan and their son baby Archie.

And the Duke of Sussex carried out his first public engagement since his return home earlier today, as he visited Edinburgh to launch his new ecotourism company Travalyst.

Prince Harry, who is set to step down as a senior royal in less than five weeks, took the stage at the event to speak about his venture.

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But the royal seems to have dropped his official title already.

As former Labour adviser host Ayesha Hazarika introduced the Prince, she said, “He's made it clear that we are all just to call him Harry. So ladies and gentlemen, please give a big, warm, Scottish welcome to Harry”.

The Duke then went on to address guests, speaking about his ecotourism company, highlighting Scotland’s important role in the industry.

prince harry drops royal title first public engagement uk return

"We want to hear truths and perspectives from across the industry," said Prince Harry.

"We don't need to reinvent the wheel,” he continued, “a lot of great work has already been done. But our research again shows that many of these endeavours have failed to reach the conscientiousness of consumers."

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The Prince added, "Scotland is one of the fastest growing tourism destinations worldwide and it's at the forefront of a more sustainable approach, which is why your insight into these issues is so incredibly valuable."

Hope to see the Royal out again soon!

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

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