Tea parties and dancing: Harry and Meghan’s tour to Africa in pictures | UK News

The royal tour to Africa has been full of highlights for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – not least because they were joined by their son Archie on his first official engagement.The tour took in South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi, and the royal couple met figures such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the widow of Nelson Mandela.
Sky News has taken a day-by-day look at some of the best bits.Day oneThe family spent the day in Cape Town, South Africa, and were given a colourful welcome by people from the Nyanga Township, who they danced and sung with.

Harry and Meghan get a warm reception in Cape Town

Harry and Meghan both gave speeches to the community before they left, thanking Justice Desk, a human rights organisation.
Day twoHarry and Meghan visited Waves for Change, a charity supporting young people with mental health difficulties through surfing.They also visited the Lunchbox Fund, which provides meals for South African children and was one of the charities the couple asked people to donate to after the birth of Archie.

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The couple finished the day at the High Commissioner’s residence, where they met locals at a tea party.

Day threeBaby Archie made his first public appearance on the third day of the tour, when he met the Archbishop Desmond Tutu.The Nobel Peace Prize-winning clergyman spent half an hour with the family, with Harry and Meghan sharing photographs of the visit on their Instagram account afterwards.

Baby Archie meets Desmond Tutu

After their visit with Mr Tutu, Harry travelled to Botswana, while Meghan stayed in South Africa where she visited the Woodstock Exchange (a space for young creatives) to meet female entrepreneurs.

Day fourPrince Harry visited the charity Sentebale in Botswana, where he planted trees with local children who have been affected by HIV in the country.

Day fiveHarry travelled to Angola, where he visited at The Halo Trust – a de-mining charity made famous by his mother.In 1997, Princess Diana famously walked through a Angolan minefield to support the charity’s work.Prince Harry walked in his mother’s footsteps and visited the same minefield, wearing almost identical protection gear.

Harry retraces Diana’s footsteps

He also met Sandra Tigica, a land mine victim, who met Diana in 1997 during her trip there.

Day sixWhile in Angola, Prince Harry met President Joao Lourenco at his palace.He also spoke to the first lady of Angola, and learned about the work she is doing to combat mother-to-baby HIV transmission.

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Sussex visited the site where a teenager was raped and murdered in South Africa, in a case that sparked outrage across the country.

Day sevenPrince Harry travelled to Malawi to visit the CAMA network at a college, which supports young women and works to eradicate female poverty in the country.

After his visit, he had an audience with President Peter Mutharika at Malawi’s state house.

He was then hosted by the British High Commissioner in Malawi, where he addressed the issue of poaching in a speech.

Day eightA quiet day for Harry, as he visited Liwonde National Park in Malawi to pay tribute to a former guardsman who lost his life while on an anti-poaching patrol in the area.

The duke laid a wreath in memory of of Matthew Talbot, saying that he had made the “ultimate sacrifice”.

Day nineWhile her husband travelled back to South Africa, Meghan visited the University of Johannesburg to talk about the issues faced by young women accessing higher education in the Commonwealth.She also went to a local school to meet a charity that looks helps to fight sexual violence in education.


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Publish date : 2019-10-02 12:47:17

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