It's a hard life being a ginger. Despite all the effort Ed Sheeran has put in to try and convince people it's cool, those of us blessed with red hair usually come in for a lot of stick.

You'd think being an actual Prince would mean that Harry avoids all that sort of shit, but, nope. Fortunately, he had the best comeback when someone had a little dig about his hair colour earlier today:

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He and his new-fiancée, Meghan Markle, made their official engagement as a couple today in Nottingham to raise awareness of HIV/aids and efforts to tackle youth crime. As soon as they appeared, the gathered crowd went wild, chanting their names, and straining to get the chance to speak to the happy couple.

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One cheeky bystander asked Harry how it felt, as a ginger, to be with Meghan, but rather than having the heckler arrested for high-treason, the Prince laughed it off and quipped: "It's great, isn't it? Unbelievable." They're your words, Harry, your words.

Harry and Meghan looked very happy to meet the public today. Credit: PA

Crowds started gathering at 8am in the hope of getting a glimpse of the newly-engaged couple who were making their way to the Terrence Higgins Trust World Aids Day charity fair at Nottingham Contemporary.

Speaking ahead of the event, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace said Prince Harry is "looking forward to introducing Ms Markle to a community that has become very special to him".

They said: "Ms Markle cannot wait to meet many of the young people Prince Harry has told her so much about."

In their first interview following their engagement, Meghan, who has previously been involved with charities in US and Canada, said she's looking forward to working with charities in the UK.

One onlooker needed to know how Harry had managed to end up with someone as beautiful as Meghan. I'm saying nothing. Credit: PA

She said: "I'm excited to really get to know more about the different communities here and smaller organisations that are working on the same causes that I've always been passionate about."

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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