Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went to Edinburgh and were nearly bitten by a Scottish pony

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first royal visit to Scotland on Tuesday and met hordes of fans who lined the country's capital, Edinburgh, to welcome them. The couple landed in the Scottish city on a rainy, cold day and received the warmth of the Scottish people but not the love of a Scottish pony.

Harry, who is rather playful, tried to befriend Corporal Cruachan IV, a Shetland pony, and mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, but pretty much had to save his hand during this exercise.

The Scottish pony, who couldn't care less about royal protocol, tried to bite Harry's hand just when the royal tried to pet him. At one point, Meghan's fiancé had to say, "Hey" to get the pony to stop.

 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet Pony Major Mark Wilkinson and regimental mascot Cruachan IV during a walkabout on the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle on February 13, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by James Glossop - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greet a pony as they arrive to Edinburgh Castle on February 13, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greet a pony as they arrive to Edinburgh Castle on February 13, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Like all obliging animals, Corporal Cruachan IV backed off, and Harry and Meghan politely walked away. The soon-to-be married couple's first visit to Scotland was memorable for other reasons too. Harry and Meghan visited Edinburgh Castle, dropped by a cafe that employs homeless people, and according to Kensington Palace, they planned to end their day with a reception that celebrates youth achievement at Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s Scottish palace.  

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Edinburgh. Source: Getty Images

Meghan, who's turning out to be a fashion icon for young Brits, turned up in a Burberry tartan coat that sat elegantly over a black bodysuit and wide-legged pants from Veronica Beard. Her style so far has been casual chic and her visit to Edinburgh was no different.

Meghan Markle arrives to Edinburgh Castle with Prince Harry on February 13, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Apart from her first royal visit to Nottingham, Meghan's been experimenting with her style and this time, she hung a handbag sideways over her coat. We've seen Queen Elizabeth II carry a purse at all times but a sling bag is a little too casual for the royals but perhaps it's just the style facelift the Windsor family needs.

The former actress, who turned up in a messy bun at other royal visits let her hair loose and displayed her signature warm smile to the crowds. Evidently, everyone was pleased but we can't say that about Corporal Cruachan IV

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