Prince Harry and Meghan Markle held hands as they made their first public appearance since their engagement at the World AIDS Day charity fair in Nottingham, U.K.

Hundreds of people lined up outside the National Justice Museum to catch a glimpse of the happy couple. As CBS News reports, the visit was a nod to the work of late Princess Diana.

Princess Diana had memorably broken the stigma around HIV/AIDS when she shook the hand of a patient suffering from AIDS in April 1987. She championed AIDS awareness until her death.

As Time reports, Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton have carried on Diana’s charity work through their foundation.

Prince Harry carefully selected the couple’s first appearance to coincide with the World AIDS Day charity event. The purpose of the official Royal visit, Kensington Palace announced on Twitter, was to focus on issues that matter to the Royal Highness.

After the visit to the Nottingham Contemporary Exhibition Centre, the couple went to Nottingham Academy to meet with students to discuss youth crime.

Prince Harry stopped to remove a boxing glove and shake hands with a boy who participates in a youth kickboxing class, a notably similar gesture to the one his mother made nearly 30 years earlier.

Meghan appeared calm and comfortable as she met with members of the public. She has long been a humanitarian and champion of causes that support global health and equality. As Woman’s Day reports, she was a global ambassador for World Vision Canada and named a UN Women’s advocate.

Earlier this week, the Times reported that Markle will be cutting her ties to her previous charities in order to focus on Harry’s charitable work.

She will become the fourth patron of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry after the royal wedding in May 2018.

During the couple’s first interview, recorded by the BBC earlier this week, Meghan noted that her humanitarian work was one of the first things that she and Prince Harry had “connected on.”

Meghan told the BBC, “One of the first things we started talking about when we met was just the different things that we wanted to do in the world and how passionate we were about seeing change.”

“We’re a fantastic team, we know we are,” Prince Harry also noted during the BBC interview. “And we hope to, over time, have as much impact for all the things we care about as much as possible.”

As previously reported by Dearly, Prince Harry and Meghan are scheduled to marry at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in May 2018. Their first appearance together at the charity event is expected to be the first of many to come.

Watch the couple’s first interview below, via the Guardian:

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