Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were welcomed to South Africa with a music and dance display at Cape Town’s Nyanga Township — and joined right in on the fun!
The royal couple left son Archie with a nanny for their first tour stop, but they were greeted by two adorable young boys upon their arrival to Nyanga Methodist Church. They knelt down to shake hands with the children after learning that the kids’ go-to greeting is a double high five, then low five followed by fist bumps.
With lively music playing, Harry starting stomping his foot and encouraging the boys to show off their dance moves. One of the youngsters happily obliged, prompting the prince to clap his hands to the beat. Meghan also bopped up and down while tapping her foot.
Later in the visit, they once again showed off their moves after being pulled into a dance by a group of young women.
Meghan, who wore a black-and-white print maxi wrap dress by Mayamiko (a fair trade brand from Malawi, one of the countries Harry will visit during the tour!) with black Castañer wedges for the outing, and Harry hugged children as they walked into Nyanga Methodist Church. And just as they did during their royal tour Down Under last year, the royal couple held hands and lovingly put their hands on each other’s backs as they moved through the event.
They are taking in a workshop run by an NGO called Justice Desk, which teaches children about their rights, self-awareness and safety. The program also teaches self-defense classes and female empowerment training to young girls in the community. The NGO is supported by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, of which Harry is president and Meghan is vice-president.
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Later in the day, they will visit the District Six Museum, which is located in the inner-city residential area in Cape Town which was subject to the forced relocation of 60,000 inhabitants of various races during Apartheid in the 1970s. Harry and Meghan will tour the museum to learn about the history of the area and will meet former residents.
They will cap off day one of the tour with a visit to the Homecoming Centre, an annex of the District Six Museum which was built to provide former residents with a meeting place to share memories and cook together. Harry and Meghan will take part in a cooking activity to showcase varied cuisines that demonstrate the cultural diversity of the area.
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