Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pack on the PDA on New York tour

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s fans have swooned over their PDA as they embarked on their first joint tour since quitting their roles with the royal family.

The appearance in New York was the first time the pair have been seen out together since the arrival of their daughter, Lilibet in early June.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit One World Observatory on 102nd floor of Freedom Tower of World Trade Center. Photo: Getty Images.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the One World Observatory in NYC. Photo: Getty Images.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their way to One World Trade Center Observatory in New York, posing briefly for photos on the glass-enclosed viewing deck, with the misty Hudson river in the background.

The pair also visited the September 11 museum and paused to look at the names of those killed in the terror attack 20 years ago.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in New York
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first joint appearance together in New York since they quit their roles in the royal family. Photo: Getty Images

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"It's wonderful to be back, thank you," Meghan told a reporter who asked if she was enjoying being in New York again.

Fans online swooned over videos of the pair with a Duchess of Sussex fan page writing: “It’s the PDA for me.”

The video shows the pair walking hand-in-hand along the street and later Prince Harry placing a protective arm around his wife’s waist.

On the visit, Meghan wore an all-black outfit, featuring a black long-line jacket and wool turtleneck, black wide-leg trousers and high suede stilettos. She wore her hair centre-parted and pulled back into a chic bun, accessorised with pearl flower earrings.

In a look that complemented his wife's, Prince Harry wore a slim-cut dark suit and tie with a white shirt and his trademark leather bracelets. The pair paused outside the building to smile at the waiting crowd without facemasks, then walked away hand in hand down the street.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at One World Trade Center Observatory in New York,
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex One World Trade Center Observatory in New York. Photo: Getty Images

Though Meghan appeared on Zoom outlining her 40-minute mentoring scheme which she launched on her 40th birthday, (with Harry juggling outside the window), and Harry has made brief appearances, most notably a visit to the UK in July for the unveiling of his mother's statue at Kensington Palace, the couple have kept a low profile since the birth of their second child.

Their foundation, Archewell, offers five months paternity leave, and Harry has used the time to get to know his daughter and be there for his family, away from the spotlight.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on tour in New York
Meghan and Harry also visited the 9/11 museum. Photo: Getty Images

Now, however, they are ready to appear in public again, to campaign for the causes they care about.

The couple are in New York to appear at the Global Citizen Live event which takes place in Central Park this weekend, and features Beyoncé, JLo, Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Kylie Minogue and John Legend amongst others.

The royal pair will use their time onstage to call on G7 countries to immediately share at least 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses with those most in need.

With additional reporting by Flic Everett

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