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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Morocco

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Morocco at the start of a three day visit. Harry and Meghan were expected to be greeted by Crown Prince Moulay Hassan as they arrived at the royal residence they will be staying at as their tour gets under way.

The royal couple touched down at Casablanca airport just after 9pm local time following a short delay to their flight. They were welcomed by the UK ambassador to Morocco, Thomas Reilly and his wife as well as local officials. The Duke of Sussex then inspected a Guard of Honour at the airport.

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Before Harry and Meghan arrived, Kensington Palace confirmed the couple would meet King Mohammed VI on Monday, the final day of their visit to Morocco. Royal officials also revealed medical provision had been made for the duchess who is now seven months’ pregnant. The couple have a packed itinerary during their stay in the country.

The first full day of the royal visit will see Harry and Meghan travel into the Atlas mountains where they will visit the boarding houses run by Education for All, an organisation supporting learning and skills among girls and young women in rural areas of Morocco. They will also tour a high school before returning to Rabat for a reception at the official residence of the UK ambassador.

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Thomas Reilly spoke of the importance of the trip as Morocco waited to greet Harry and Meghan. The ambassador told reporters that the focus on women’s empowerment and rights was something that both the embassy and the royal visitors had agreed were vital to the visit. He also shared more light hearted moments from the build up, asking for help choosing which pair of Union Flag socks he should wear.

Royal Central will bring you the latest details of the tour as they happen and you can keep up to date with the planned itinerary here.

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