The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first official visit to Sussex, Englandtoday, after being given their titles after their wedding in May. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle opened the University of Chichester’s new Technology Park, met with the Brighton Survivors’ Network, and saw Sussex’s rare copy of the Declaration of Independence.
Their visit was similar to a trip Harry’s big brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, took after they were named Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In November 2012, the royal couple visited Cambridge for their first official trip. Here’s how the two visits compared.
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They Both Made University Stops.
In 2012, William and Kate headed to the prestigious Cambridge University, and William made a speech marveling at the university’s academic history. “Within a mile of us, gravity and DNA were discovered,” William said at the school’s Senate House, according to the BBC. “This university has more Nobel prize-winners to its name than all but a couple of countries.”
Harry and Meghan also visited a university in their namesake county. They headed to the University of Chichester’s Engineering and Digital Technology Park, where they opened the facility. They wore safety goggles while Meghan hit a button on a Mecmesin machine, which tests materials, the BBC noted. After that, they listened to a performance from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
They Both Focused on Health and Wellness.
When William and Kate visited Cambridge, they opened the Peterborough City Hospital. There, they met young patients and greeted staff members.
Meghan and Harry visited the JOFF Youth Centre, where they learned about the program’s focus on mental health and wellbeing for young people.
They Both Paid Tribute to Great Causes.
William and Kate officially opened a new facility at a 24-hour homeless center run by the charity Jimmy’s. They took a tour of the facility and talked to guests, staff members, and volunteers.
As for Meghan and Harry, the couple visited the Survivors’ Network in Brighton, which supports sexual assault survivors.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.