Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Royal Tour of Africa – where are they now? – The Sun

PRINCE Harry has continued his jam-packed royal tour of Africa before his reunion with Meghan and baby Archie.

Here's the latest and everything you need to know as we keep track of the couple's movements…




Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Royal Tour – where are they now?

Meghan and Harry parted ways late last week for the final stages of their Africa tour.

The Duchess of Sussex has flew with baby Archie to Johannesburg, where they are to be joined by Harry, currently in Malawi.

Harry travelled to Malawi from Angola, where he was pictured walking through a minefield.

The walk mirrored the famous photo of the Princess Diana taken in Africa just months before her tragic death in 1997.

During his visit to the landmine clearing charity Halo Trust, he had an emotional meeting with a landmine survivor who bought Diana to tears when she met her 22 years ago on a trip to Angola.

Sandra Tigica, who tragically lost her leg in a mine blast, was pictured sitting on Diana's knee in 1997 in a meeting she said made her feel 'complete'.

Prince Harry also met with the Angolan president before moving on to Malawi.

The Duke of Sussex then visited Nalikule College of Education to meet young women who attend secondary school with the help of UKAid bursaries through the Campaign for Female Education.

The project is supported by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which Harry is President and Meghan Vice-President.

Meghan was able to join the meeting with the young women by Skype from South Africa.

The prince then had an audience with the Malawi President Peter Mutharika.

He also paid tribute to a British soldier killed by an elephant during anti-poaching operations in Malawi.

He is due to visit the Mauwa Health Centre, as well as a pharmacy and youth reproductive health outreach programme, before flying to South Africa to reunite with Meghan and Archie.


Touching images

Meghan posted three images from her "meeting of minds" with anti-apartheid campaigner, Sophia Williams-De Bruyn.

Posting three photographs from the meeting on Thursday, Meghan revealed how she sat down with a group of activists – from professors to educators – to discuss women's rights in South Africa.

The 38-year-old explained how the epidemic of violence against women had "weighed heavily on her heart" on the run up to the royal tour, adding that she had been eager to spend time learning about the situation during her time in Africa.

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“On Thursday we convened a meeting of minds – a group of women ranging from a legendary anti-apartheid activist, female parliamentarians, professors, educators and policy makers to discuss the rights of women in South Africa. In the lead up to this tour it weighed heavily on my heart to see the countless violations against women, and I wanted to spend my time on the ground learning about the situation at hand. One of the guests, Sophia Williams-De Bruyn was just 18 years old when in 1956 she led 20,000 women to march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest of apartheid pass laws. She is the last living leader of the march, and today, a symbol of those who fight for fundamental human rights – For her it is simple – she fights for what is right. Issues of gender inequality affect women throughout the world, independent of race, color, creed, or socioeconomic background. In the last week I’ve met with women from all walks of life – religious leaders such as the first female rabbi in Capetown, grassroots leaders in Nyanga at Mbokodo, community activists, parliamentarians, and so many more. In sitting down with these forward thinkers, it was abundantly clear – it is not enough to simply hope for a better future; the only way forward is “hope in action.” I’m eager to spend the next few days in South Africa continuing to learn, listen and absorb the resilience and optimism I’ve felt here.“ -Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex

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“On Thursday we convened a meeting of minds – a group of women ranging from a legendary anti-apartheid activist, female parliamentarians, professors, educators and policy makers to discuss the rights of women in South Africa. In the lead up to this tour it weighed heavily on my heart to see the countless violations against women, and I wanted to spend my time on the ground learning about the situation at hand. One of the guests, Sophia Williams-De Bruyn was just 18 years old when in 1956 she led 20,000 women to march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest of apartheid pass laws. She is the last living leader of the march, and today, a symbol of those who fight for fundamental human rights – For her it is simple – she fights for what is right. Issues of gender inequality affect women throughout the world, independent of race, color, creed, or socioeconomic background. In the last week I’ve met with women from all walks of life – religious leaders such as the first female rabbi in Capetown, grassroots leaders in Nyanga at Mbokodo, community activists, parliamentarians, and so many more. In sitting down with these forward thinkers, it was abundantly clear – it is not enough to simply hope for a better future; the only way forward is “hope in action.” I’m eager to spend the next few days in South Africa continuing to learn, listen and absorb the resilience and optimism I’ve felt here.“ -Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex

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Loaded with presents

Harry and Meghan visited a charity laden with gifts for the nation's children from presents originally donated to their son Archie.

They gave clothes, books and other items to an Africa-based charity that trains and employs women living with HIV as community health workers.

A palace source said the gifts were presented to the charity mothers2mothers, added: "The duke and duchess were inundated with gifts for baby Archie from organisations and the general public.

"They were incredibly grateful, but one little baby can only wear so many clothes and he's growing fast."


 

What's the 10-day royal tour itinerary in South Africa?

Day One: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visited a workshop in Cape Town that teaches children about their rights and provides self-defence classes.

The couple also toured District Six Museum to learn about the work done to reunite people affected by the apartheid.

Day Two: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will travel to Monwabisi Beach to learn about Waves for Change.

They will also see the work of the Lunchbox Fund, which provides meals to schools across towns and rural areas.

Prince Harry will then join the City of Cape Town Marine Unit to learn about the work done to combat poaching.

In the afternoon, Meghan and Harry will visit the oldest mosque in the country and finally attend a reception at the British High Commissioner's Resident.

Day Three: The Sussexes will meet the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mrs Tutu at their legacy foundation.

Meghan will then stay in South Africa, visiting the Woodstock Exchange that encourages female entrepreneurs.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry goes to Botswana where he will join school kids to plant trees.

Day Four: Meghan Markle will take part in a Women in Public Service breakfast.

Day Five: Prince Harry will go to Angola, seeing the legacy that his mother Princess Diana started in raising awareness for the threat of landmines.

He will also visit where his mother was famously photographed.

Day Six: Prince Harry will meet with President Lourenco at the Presidential Palace.

He will then visit a maternity hospital before travelling to Malawi.

Day Seven: Prince Harry will visit a local college that supports women obtaining and education.

He will also meet with President Peter Mutharika

Day Eight: Prince Harry will fly to a national park to pay tribute to guardsman Mathew Talbot, who lost his life while on an anti-poaching patrol.

Day Nine: The Duke will visit the Mauwa Heath Centre before heading back to South Africa.

Day Ten: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will join up, and meet with inspiring local youth.

They will also see Graça Machel, widow of the late President Nelson Mandela.

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