The Duchess of Sussex cradled her growing baby bump as she joined the Duke of Sussex in Birkenhead to celebrate the life of one of the city's most famous sons.

Meghan and Harry paid tribute to honoring World War I poet Wilfred Owen by seeing a sculpture on Hamilton Square in the city on the occasion of his 100th anniversary.

The couple, who are expecting their first child in the spring, were officially present for the first time in the year, spending the day meeting the residents of Birkenhead, visiting an organization that supported women in vulnerable situations, and a youth center.

Meghan, wearing an eye-catching purple dress from the Babaton collection by Aritzia and a bright red coat from Sentaler, clung to her big baby bump as she chatted with waiting dignitaries.

Harry was seen with a tender hand on his wife's back.

The couple married in Windsor eight months ago.

Her visit was greeted by Frank Field, Member of Parliament for Birkenhead, who said he had invited the couple to his constituency. The planned day reflects their interests so that they have a feeling for the inhabitants of the region.

The bronze sculpture by sculptor Jim Whelan, named after Owen's poem Futility, depicts an exhausted soldier with his head in his hands.

Mr. Field said about the poet:

The visit comes after reports that the police officer of the Met Met Police Station has left their post.