On day two of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal visit to Morocco, it was a day full of engagements and even some personal moments.
The couple started off by visiting a Boarding House in the Atlas Mountains. Partnered with Education For All (EFA) Morocco, the Boarding House enables girls from rural areas to live closer to a school so they can continue their educations. There, the Duke and Duchess chatted with girls who attend the school.
Perhaps one of the highlights of the trip is when the Duchess of Sussex participated in a Henna ceremony in Asni. A Moroccan tradition for pregnant women, the Duchess was grinning ear to ear as she had the Henna done.
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As a symbol of “good luck”, the temporary tattoo represents keeping the mother and the baby happy. Meghan’s sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, received a small henna tattoo from a local artist when she was pregnant with Prince Louis last year.
Following the Henna ceremony, Harry and Meghan watched as students participated in a football match at the Lycée Collegial Le Grand Atlas. The school in which girls from the education programme study.
After the touring of the school, the Duke of Sussex presented Michael McHugo, the founder of EFA Morocco with an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2019. The honour was given for McHugo’s service in improving gender quality in education throughout Morocco.
Day two of the couple’s Morocco visit ended with a reception by Thomas Reilly, the British Ambassador to Morocco. There, the duo chatted with guests from different sectors of Morocco who are helping to shape modern Moroccan society.
The Duke and Duchess have one more day of their royal tour, and then they will return to London. Harry and Meghan are said to be moving from their apartment in Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor next month.
Baby Sussex is due in the spring.