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Sussexes conclude trip to Morocco with audience with the King



The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have concluded their three-day trip to Morocco with an audience with King Mohammed VI in the Royal Palace on Monday.

Also attending the audience were Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, Prince Moulay Rachid, Princess Lalla Meryem, and Princess Lalla Hasna.

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Notably missing was Princess Lalla Salma – the wife of the King – who hasn’t been seen in public since 2017. Rumours began circulating in 2018 that the couple had divorced. The British press were told Princess Lalla Salma and her daughter, Princess Lalla Khadija were holidaying in Greece where Lalla Salma has a home on Kea. Other questions regarding the Princess were left unanswered when questioned by the media.

During the visit, the Duke of Sussex presented King Mohammed with letters from his grandmother, the Queen. Of course, the contents of the messages remain private.

Their visit concluded with 15-year-old Crown Prince Moulay Hassan bidding them farewell from the Royal Palace.

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Earlier in the day, Their Royal Highnesses made a trip to the Royal Equestrian Club in Rabat where they saw “how equine therapy helps disabled children and young people with mental health challenges,” according to Kensington Palace.

They met with both the children benefiting from the club and the staff who work there who shared their thoughts on “how beneficial spending time with horses can be for disabled children and those suffering from mental health issues.”

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The couple next took part in a cooking activity and tried the dish, which both enjoyed and wanted to know what was in it. Meghan took the chance to practise her French a bit more during the tasting, as well. A recipe from the Together cookbook that the Duchess helped organise was also cooked during the day.

Rabat’s Andalusian Gardens were next on the agenda where the Sussexes met some young social entrepreneurs who are working to support vulnerable communities and address the unemployment of the youth.

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This was the first official visit to Morocco for Meghan and Harry, and the last international trip before the Duchess is expected to give birth in late April or early May.



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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.