MEGHAN MARKLE told teenagers today in a township “I’m here as a woman of colour and as your sister” during the South Africa royal trip.
The Duchess of Sussex spoke to the youngsters on the first day of the visit with Prince Harry and baby Archie..
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In a powerful speech to the hosts, she said: “May I just say that while I am here with my husband as a member of The Royal Family, I want you to know that for me I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour and as your sister.
“Please know that my husband and I have been closely following what you’ve been experiencing here — as best we can from afar.
“But now that we are with you, we are eager to learn and see first-hand the work that you’re doing, the vital work that you’re doing.
“And that everything that is being done on the ground is making the great change that you not only need but that you deserve.”
At the township of Nyanga, they were greeted with female dances in traditional costume, musicians playing and ecstatic youngsters waving their national flag.
The couple hugged local people young and old who they were giving them an extra warm welcome.
Soon Harry was engaged in a spot of “dad dancing” as he joined in with a performance, sending the Duchess of Sussex into fits of hysterics.
Meghan herself was beckoned over for a dance herself, although she proved more of a natural than her spouse.
After their impromptu dancing, the couple struck a more serious tone, making impassioned speeches about women’s rights.
They then saw first-hand the work of the Justice Desk, a human rights organisation, which is supporting the development of the settlement’s children and fights against gender based violence.
The charity is supported by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which has Harry as its president and Meghan as vice-president.
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