PRINCE Harry was seen sitting front row among schoolchildren as his wife Meghan Markle read to them from her book The Bench.
Dressed down in an all-red outfit, the Duchess sat in the playground of the school in Harlem and read to the group of seven-year-olds.
The mum-of-two told the crowd that it had been the first time she has read the book to a group of kids other than her own.
Meghan, 39, claims it was inspired by a poem she wrote for Harry on his first Father’s Day and a “love story” of him and Archie.
Earlier Meghan was spotted embracing some of the pupils as they showed the royal couple a brightly coloured mural they had created.
Prince Harry joined the Duchess at P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson school on day two of their three-day tour of New York City.
The couple had gone casual for the event with the Duchess wearing a loose-fitting red trouser suit while the Duke wore a shirt and chinos.
The New York tour is the first time Meghan has appeared at a public event since giving birth to Lilibet in June.
The Duke and Duchess began their NYC tour on Thursday with a visit to the One World Observatory, joining New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.
It is part of a number of shows being held in cities as varied as London to Lagos by the organisation Global Citizen, with artists like Ed Sheeran, Sir Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Metallica and Coldplay scheduled to perform.
Meanwhile, Meghan beamed at a reporter who – unsure of how to address the royal at New York City’s One World Observatory yesterday – blurted out “Madam Duchess, are you enjoying your time in New York?”.
Meghan took the blunder in her stride, graciously smiling and replying: “It’s wonderful to be back thank you.”
She was later seen repeating the term to her husband, who also smiled.
The Sussexes’ titles are clearly proving a stumbling block across the pond.
Traditionally, all Royal Family members are addressed as “Your Royal Highness” before either Sir or Ma’am.
The couple stopped using their “Royal Highness” styles after stepping down as working members of the Firm.