It has been a whirlwind of a tour for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Throughout their time in Southern Africa, the pair have experienced new foods, met amazing people and learnt about the work organisations are doing in South Africa.
On the final day, the couple were reunited in Johannesburg after the news that Harry was suing the Daily Mail.
They started their day in the Tembisa township where they visited the organisation Yes4Youth, an organisation that helps youth get jobs. While at the facility they also heard from local youths who spoke about how they benefited from the skills they learnt from Yes4Youth.
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They also visited various small businesses such as Chef Mish, a catering business and cafe, an Aquaponics facility, and Blossom Care Solutions which produces approximately 80 000 100% compostable and affordable sanitary towels per month.
In a speech, the Duke said, ‘We will firmly stand up for what we believe. We are fortunate enough to have a position that gives us amazing opportunities, and we want to do all we can to play our part in building a better world.’
We will always seek to challenge injustice and to speak out for those who may feel unheard. So no matter your background, your nationality, your age or gender, your sexuality, your physical ability, no matter your circumstance or colour or of your skin – we believe in you, and we intend to spend our entire lives making sure you have the opportunity to succeed – and to change the world.”
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On the final day of their tour of Africa, The Duke and Duchess visited Tembisa, a township in Johannesburg, to meet young entrepreneurs at a hub that helps create opportunity, and is a hive for creativity and social enterprise. Discover more of the visit in our stories. The Duke said: • “It’s moments like today and meeting all of you, that inspires us. Whether supporting young entrepreneurs, empowering women and girls, or challenging the issue of gender-based violence; whether it’s been planting trees, clearing landmines, or protecting the most beautiful creatures and places on the planet, these experiences have affirmed our love of Africa, and the issues that are so important to us. We will firmly stand up for what we believe. We are fortunate enough to have a position that gives us amazing opportunities, and we want to do all we can to play our part in building a better world. We will always seek to challenge injustice and to speak out for those who may feel unheard. So no matter your background, your nationality, your age or gender, your sexuality, your physical ability, no matter your circumstance or colour or of your skin – we believe in you, and we intend to spend our entire lives making sure you have the opportunity to succeed – and to change the world.” • #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica
“I’m so proud of you, in the business that you’re creating, and also being able to now control your own purse strings, because when you have that level of independence, my goodness, you can do anything!’ Meghan said to the all-women Blossom Care Solutions team.
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The couple met up with Graca Machel, the widow of former president Nelson Mandela. Prince Harry last met with Graca Machel in 2015:
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PICTURE: Graça Machel with Harry and Meghan pic.twitter.com/vaPpW5a5PR
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Meghan and Harry then attended a Creative Industries and Business Reception at the British Trade Commissioner’s Residence. They met British and South African investors and South African female entrepreneurs.
Meghan made a powerful speech where 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.’
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In her final speech of #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica, The Duchess of Sussex had an important message to young people around the world (swipe ➡️ to see full): • “I remember being a young girl watching TV and seeing what was happening in the world, and frankly, often feeling despair. When you constantly see and hear negativity, it can be overwhelming; you can feel powerless, and lost, you can feel different, confused, or like you just don’t belong. And I’m sure there is a young girl or boy watching this and thinking the exact same thing. So, this is for you. 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. I have learned from the people I’ve met here, that whether it’s about society’s expectations of masculinity or femininity, or how we divide ourselves by race or faith or class or status- everyone has value, and everyone deserves to be heard and respected. And if you live your life in thatway, your generation will start to value each other in ways the rest of us have not yet been able to do so.” • Video ©️ SussexRoyal
At their final engagement in South Africa, they met with President Cyril Ramaphosa:
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[PICS]: President @CyrilRamaphosa and First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe receive courtesy call from Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Mahlamba Ndlopfu in Tshwane. #SussexRoyalTour #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/9Z6pgzYrF7
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