Prince Harry & Meghan Markle wrap up royal tour; Duke mentions mum Diana & son Archie in an emotional speech

While Meghan spoke largely about women empowerment and her learning's from the trip, Prince Harry thanked the people of Africa and mentioned son Archie and mum Diana in an emotional speech.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a joint appearance at their last royal engagement in the country after touring in different parts separately. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a joint appearance at their last royal engagement in the country after touring in different parts separately.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wrapped up their 10 day-long royal tour of South Africa on Wednesday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a joint appearance at their last royal engagement in the country after touring in different parts separately. However, their son Archie Harrison was missing in action. As part of their last address, Meghan and Harry made emotional and noteworthy speeches. While Meghan spoke largely about women empowerment and her learning's from the trip, Prince Harry thanked the people of Africa and mentioned son Archie and mum Diana in an emotional speech. 

Their impassioned speeches were met with much love and applause from people there and netizens, royal fans from all over. In her speech, Meghan had words of encouragement for girls. She said, "In a world that that can seem so aggressive, confrontational, and dangerous, you should know that you have the power to change it. Because whether you’re here in South Africa, at home in the UK, the US or around the world, you actually have the power within you to change things, and that begins with how you connect to others."

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Prince Harry, on the other hand, thanked the people for inspiring him. He recalled the time when he visited the country as a young boy after his mother Princess Diana had passed away. He said, "Ever since I came to this continent as a young boy, trying to cope with something I can never possibly describe, Africa has held me in an embrace that I will never forget, and I feel incredibly fortunate for that."

He added that his experiences have been of great help as a parent. "And as I raise my own son, I want to make sure that what I've learned here—the value of the natural world, the value of community and friendship—is something that I can pass on to him." 

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In Tembisa, Johannesburg, today The Duke and Duchess visited to meet young entrepreneurs at the YES hub - a hive for creativity and social enterprise. Their visit was an amazing tour of the ingenuity and opportunity – seeing businesses that varied from food to essential sanitary products for local women. During their visit, they were able to sample food from ‘Chef Mish’ - a local masterchef winner - which he makes at the site as part of his catering business and cafe. They then joined YES community members to take part in training and tests that will help them gain skills and find work. On the third stop today, entrepreneur Moss showed The Duke and Duchess the organic produce he's growing in the township with aquaponics - supplying local restaurants. And finally, The Duke and Duchess met the women behind the amazing Blossom Care Solutions - who are making 80,000 sanitary pads every month for women in their community. They are 100% compostable, and provide an essential low-cost product for women and girls. The Duchess has long campaigned on this issue and wrote in Time magazine in 2017, saying: “In communities all over the globe, young girls’ potential is being squandered because we are too shy to talk about the most natural thing in the world. To that I say: we need to push the conversation, mobilize policy making surrounding menstrual health initiatives, support organizations who foster girls’ education from the ground up, and within our own homes, we need to rise above our puritanical bashfulness when it comes to talking about menstruation.”  See our previous post to see The Dukes speech #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Photo PA images

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