The Duke and Duchess were on the trip to meet organisers of groups that support and empower groups within the local community.
They undertook a walkabout - their first since their blockbuster tour of Australia and the Pacific in October - meeting the public, chatting and shaking hands.
Meghan Markle's female bodyguard has quit after less than a year, it has been revealed. Meghan's red coat, believed to be a new addition to her wardrobe, is from Canadian label Sentaler and the Duchess has worn the brown version previously in Sandringham.
It is understood that her Royal Protection Officer was anxious that Meghan wanted to be 'one of the people'.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly did not attend Kate Middleton's birthday lunch last weekend.
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The talks are occurring as Chinese growth - 6.5 percent in the July-to-September period - fell to its lowest point in a decade. American companies like Apple and FedEx have already attributed lowered revenue estimates to the trade war with China.
Meghan and Harry spent part of their visit to Birkenhead at the city's town hall and stopped by a supermarket and cafe that ensures people can access affordable food.
Kensington Palace did not comment on the staffing changes. And, of course, Meghan and Harry are also kicking off what will not doubt be one of their most memorable years yet as they welcome their first baby together.
In footage taken at the scene, a child identified by reporters as four-year-old Eliza Morris was holding up a sign reading "Gingers Unite".
"The flow of bets over the course of today has been nearly as heavy as the general goodwill towards the couple - and we are now convinced they are having a girl", a Paddy Power spokesperson said. Add Royal Family as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Royal Family news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
Later, the couple will visit Tomorrow's Women Wirral before moving on to the Hive Wirral Youth Zone.
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