1. The Nottingham legend of Robin Hood includes Robin’s romance with Maid Marian, one of the most enduring love stories of all time
  2. If that’s not enough, one of our many acclaimed local writers, Lord Byron, is among the most celebrated Romantic Poets
  3. Nottingham has a rich history of rebellion, from Ned Ludd to Brian Clough – maybe that’s why Harry likes us so much
  4. Meghan may want to follow in future sister-in-law Kate Middleton’s footsteps and have world-renowned Nottingham lace on her wedding dress
  5. Harry, aged 33, and Meghan, aged 36, should feel right at home here – Nottingham is one of the youngest big cities in England, with an average age of 34
  6. Nottingham has a fantastic night life with a wide array of clubs, pubs, bars and restaurants – ideal for any stag or hen dos they might be planning
  7. Nottingham is also consistently recognised as one of the best shopping destinations in the UK with all the big brands as well as a vibrant independent retail scene – worth considering for wedding presents
  8. Harry can impress his American fiancée with some cultural highlights including Nottingham Castle, the city’s caves, Wollaton Hall (with its Hollywood connections), Sherwood Forest and a drink at the oldest inn in England, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
  9. He can also introduce his future wife to England’s ‘Home of Sport’ boasting the world’s oldest football league club, Notts County; double European Cup winners Nottingham Forest and world-class cricket at Trent Bridge
  10. Harry will be able to teach Meghan how to say hello in Nottingham – he got ‘Ay up mi duck’ just right on a previous visit!