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Meghan Markle ‘enjoys girls’ night out at Taylor Swift concert in LA’ (despite the singer snubbing her podcast) while dutiful Harry and friend Nacho Figueras ‘shop for their wives’ in Tokyo and try on women’s sunglasses

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Meghan Markle went to watch a Taylor Swift concert while her husband Prince Harry tried on sunglasses for her on his business trip in Japan, it has been claimed. 

The Duchess of Sussex is thought to have been in the audience along with thousands of other Swifties for the Eras Tour in Los Angeles on Tuesday night – despite the singer reportedly turning down an invitation to appear on Meghan’s podcast previously.

She was joined at the SoFi Stadium with her British best friend, Lucy Fraser, while the Duke of Sussex was speaking at events in Japan across the Pacific, reports Page Six.

While his 42-year-old wife is enjoying the atmosphere in California, hard working Harry was able to find the time to do some shopping for the family in Tokyo.

He was accompanied by his polo player friend Nacho Figueras, who posted on Instagram that they were ‘shopping for our wives’ as they posed in women’s sunglasses at a store named Kolo, where the eyewear retails at $175 (£137).

It came after the pair spoke at a summit on sport, community and philanthropy on Wednesday.

Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras took time to do some shopping for their families in Tokyo today, as they were pictured posing in aviator sunglasses

Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras took time to do some shopping for their families in Tokyo today, as they were pictured posing in aviator sunglasses

In a post on Instagram Nacho Figueras wrote: 'Shopping for our wives. A big thank you to Tokyo for your generous hospitality and kindness towards us. And of course, for your continued support of Sentebale!'

In a post on Instagram Nacho Figueras wrote: ‘Shopping for our wives. A big thank you to Tokyo for your generous hospitality and kindness towards us. And of course, for your continued support of Sentebale!’

Meghan Markle (right) is believed to have been in attendance at a Taylor Swift concert with her friend Lucy Fraser (pictured centre)

Meghan Markle (right) is believed to have been in attendance at a Taylor Swift concert with her friend Lucy Fraser (pictured centre)

The Duchess of Sussex is believed to have been in the crowd for Taylor Swift's concert in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Pictured: Taylor Swift performing in LA on Monday

The Duchess of Sussex is believed to have been in the crowd for Taylor Swift’s concert in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Pictured: Taylor Swift performing in LA on Monday

The 38-year-old prince touched down in Japan on Tuesday, where he received a warm welcome and later told an audience he would ‘happily live here if you’d have me’. 

The Duke, who praised the ‘warmth, compassion and generosity’ of the Japanese people, made the comments during the summit organised by the International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS) on Wednesday.

Harry and Nacho spoke at the summit about their charity Sentebale, which helps children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in southern Africa.

And this morning they seemed to have swapped work for play, as they went shopping for their families in Tokyo. 

The pair were seen posing in aviator sunglasses for a photo with the caption: ‘Shopping for our wives. A big thank you to Tokyo for your generous hospitality and kindness towards us. And of course, for your continued support of Sentebale!’

The friends are set to travel to Singapore next, where they will play in the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup on Saturday.

When he arrived at the summit in Tokyo Harry was greeted with rapturous applause after saying: ‘Well, firstly, hello everybody.’

The beaming 38-year-old son of King Charles III told the crowd: ‘I’ve been involved in many charities for most of my life and I get a huge amount of fulfilment giving back to as many people as possible. My life is charity, always has been, always will be.’

Prince Harry talks with ISPS Handa's founder Haruhisa Handa (centre) next to ex-New Zealand rugby player Dan Carter (left) and Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras (right) in Tokyo on Tuesday

Prince Harry talks with ISPS Handa’s founder Haruhisa Handa (centre) next to ex-New Zealand rugby player Dan Carter (left) and Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras (right) in Tokyo on Tuesday

ISPS Handa's founder Haruhisa Handa and Prince Harry laugh while talking in Tokyo on Tuesday

ISPS Handa’s founder Haruhisa Handa and Prince Harry laugh while talking in Tokyo on Tuesday

Harry said he had enjoyed ‘the most incredible Kobe steak, both for dinner last night and lunch today’, adding: ‘Your warmth, your compassion, your generosity, every single element of the Japanese culture is really unique and very, very special.

‘I noticed it my first visit four years ago when I came for the Rugby World Cup. And I would happily live here if you’d have me. Thank you for your hospitality. I have really, really enjoyed being here in Japan again and I’m looking forward to my next visit.’

He also said that ‘the power of sport… brings people together and connects people, and, as you heard from my friend Steve (Royal Australian Navy Veteran and Invictus Games gold winner Steve James), really does have the ability to heal people as well.’

It comes after friends of the Sussexes blasted claims of marriage ‘tensions’ amid speculation about their Hollywood future and rumoured strains behind the scenes.

It comes amid signs that the Royal Family is looking to ‘distance’ itself from the Duke and Duchess, a royal expert has claimed.

Biographies of the couple have been moved down the homepage so they now appear towards the bottom alongside the Duke of Kent and Prince Andrew.

Meanwhile, Harry’s styling as His Royal Highness has been quietly ditched from the site.

Under the terms of the 2020 Megxit agreement, the Palace said Harry and Meghan Markle could retain their HRH titles but would not be allowed to use them after stepping down as senior royals.

Even so, parts of the royal website have referred to Harry as HRH for the last three years, seemingly in error. After a series of updates made on Friday there are no longer any references to the Duke as HRH.

Royal author Richard Fitzwilliams told MailOnline: ‘There have been several changes on the royal website and the Sussexes now appear below the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra.

‘This clearly shows that the royal family is distancing themselves from a couple whom they must, for obvious reasons, regard as unpredictable and unreliable.’

Biographies of the couple have been moved down the homepage so they now appear towards the bottom alongside the Duke of Kent and Prince Andrew

Biographies of the couple have been moved down the homepage so they now appear towards the bottom alongside the Duke of Kent and Prince Andrew

Before: The Duchess' career section, which referred to her as 'Her Royal Highness' and said she used The Tig 'as a platform to discuss social issues'

Before: The Duchess’ career section, which referred to her as ‘Her Royal Highness’ and said she used The Tig ‘as a platform to discuss social issues’

Meghan's career section afterwards, with details of The Tig shortened and mention of her move to Toronto, Canada during Suits removed, while referring to her as 'she' or 'Duchess'

Meghan’s career section afterwards, with details of The Tig shortened and mention of her move to Toronto, Canada during Suits removed, while referring to her as ‘she’ or ‘Duchess’ 

Although Meghan's HRH title was removed from her official biography three years ago after her Megxit departure to Los Angeles, it remains on some sections of the website, including on a quote from a speech made in 2019 (pictured from a screenshot on Wednesday)

Although Meghan’s HRH title was removed from her official biography three years ago after her Megxit departure to Los Angeles, it remains on some sections of the website, including on a quote from a speech made in 2019 (pictured from a screenshot on Wednesday)

Mr Fitzwilliams suggested the changes provided fresh evidence of the need for the Sussexes to prove they could make a success of themselves outside the Royal Family.

‘It was well known that Harry and Meghan were extremely bitter at being forced to step down as senior working members of the royal family and, although they kept their titles, being unable to use them and also losing their patronages,’ he said.

‘However their brand is currently inextricably linked to being royal. The challenge they face is to prove they are actually creative at doing something for themselves.’

Meghan Markle’s official royal biography stripped her of her HRH title three years ago. However, it remained on some sections of the royal website, including on a quote from a speech made in 2019.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said it had been periodically updating the website following the death of the late Queen Elizabeth II and out of date information had now been amended.

‘The Royal Family website contains over five thousand pages of information about the life and work of the Royal Family.

‘Following the death of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, content has been revisited and updated periodically. Some content may be out of date until this process is complete.’

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