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Summary

  1. It was the first time Harry and Meghan visited Sussex together since being made Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
  2. The pair visited Chichester, Bognor, Brighton and Peacehaven.
  3. They saw a rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence in Chichester.
  4. Our live updates for the day have now ended.

Live Reporting

By Stuart Maisner and Bob Dale

All times stated are UK

  1. Royal couple meet schoolchildren in Brighton

    Tom Pugh

    BBC South East Digital Reporter

    Duke and Duchess of Sussex

    Chants of “Harry, Harry, Harry” rang out among the vast crowd that turned out to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.

    After chatting to members of the public, the royal couple were greeted at the Pavilion entrance by pupils from Queen’s Park School.

    Harry traded high fives and handshakes with the children as his wife spoke to other youngsters.

    Among them was nine-year-old Isla who said: “Harry said ‘how are you?’, ‘what are you doing?’, ‘what’s your favourite subject?

    “And Meghan just said, ‘How are you?’. I was really excited.”

    Schoolchildren
  2. 'How old are you?'

    Tom Pugh

    BBC South East Digital Reporter

    This was the question one of these schoolchildren asked the Duchess of Sussex during the royal visit to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.

    I'm sure no offence was taken.

    Schoolchildren and Duke and Duchess of Sussex
  3. Getting ready for the royals

    Schoolchildren gather in Brighton

    A group of schoolchildren are waiting for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Brighton.

    The royal couple will be visiting the Royal Pavilion and the Survivors' Network charity.

  4. Crowds building in Brighton for royal visitors

    Tom Pugh

    BBC South East Digital Reporter

    Crowds

    Crowds building at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton ahead of the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

    They are expected to arrive imminently.

  5. What the royals aren't allowed to do

    Closing a car door might not be a big deal but when the Duchess of Sussex does it's a bit different. Etiquette expert William Hanson discusses royal rules with Bela Shah.

    Video content

    Video caption: Car doors and selfies: What the Royal Family can't do
  6. In pictures: The very best of Bognor

    Here are some of the highlights of the royal couple's visit to Bognor Regis.

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    Harry and Meghan met staff and students at the University of Chichester's campus in the town.

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    They were treated to a burst of Vivaldi's Four Seasons by music students.

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    The one-day tour moves on to Brighton and Hove where, after lunch, Harry and Meghan will tour the Royal Pavilion, built by Harry's ancestor the Prince Regent.

    They will then move on to a charity which helps survivors of sexual violence.

    Duke and Duchess of Sussex

    The visit will wrap up in Peacehaven just after 16:00 BST.

  7. Bye bye Bognor

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have left Bognor Regis and are on their way to Brighton.

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    The couple visited the University of Chichester's campus in Bognor, where they met staff and students.

    After lunch they'll tour the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, before visiting the Survivors' Network, which supports those who've suffered sexual abuse and violence.

    The tour finishes at the Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven.

  8. From one of our reporters on the scene...

    Natalie Graham

    BBC South East Today presenter

    I'm with the growing crowd waiting patiently at Brighton Pavilion, where the Duke and Duchess will be arriving after lunch.

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  9. Crowds gathering in Brighton

    Crowds gather in Brighton ahead of royal visit

    Crowds are gathering in Brighton ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arriving in the city.

    The royal couple are due to visit the Royal Pavilion - the former seaside palace of King George IV, the duke's great, great, great, great uncle.

    They will also visit the Survivors' Network, a charity that supports survivors of rape and sexual assault.

  10. How Bognor became royal

    King George V and Queen Mary

    The Sussex resort earned its royal suffix thanks to a visit by Harry's great-great grandfather George V.

    But ironically it was he who is credited with uttering the most famous insult against the town - "bugger Bognor".

    How this came about, or even if it did, is debatable, but there are two versions of the story.

    One has it that he uttered the phrase when initially approached about the town's request for the "Regis" suffix.

    The other states that on his deathbed it was put to him he should return to the town to get better. His contempt for this advice resulted in the angry outburst.

  11. Brilliant Bognor welcomes royals

    The couple have arrived at their second stop, Bognor Regis.

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    Duchess of Sussex
  12. Meeting dignitaries in Bognor Regis

    Chrissie Reidy

    BBC South East digital reporter

    The Royal couple are now in Bognor on the second leg of their visit to Sussex.

    Here's some footage of them arriving.

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  13. Meghan leaves her mark

    On the first stop of their tour of Sussex, the Duke and Duchess visited Edes House, where they viewed an original copy of the American Declaration of Independence.

    The US-born Duchess also left her mark in the visitors' book.

    Duke and Duchess looking at Declaration of Independence
    Duchess of Sussex
  14. Royal couple arrive in Bognor Regis

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Bognor Regis on the second part of their whistle-stop tour of Sussex.

    They will be officially opening the University of Chichester's Engineering and Digital Technology Park in Bognor Regis.

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