I'm here as a woman of colour: Meghan Markle in South Africa

A year later, Meghan Markle continues to be in the eye of the storm. Although royal observers were ecstatic when the news of Prince Harry’s engagement with Meghan first broke, the Duchess of Sussex has found herself amidst a lot of hate. From dissing her fashion choices to blaming her for causing a rift between Prince William and Harry, multiple rumours have been doing the rounds and the world is split into pro-Meghan and anti-Meghan. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Africa for their 10-day tour along with little Archie.

The royals have kickstarted their trip by visiting Nyanga, outside of Cape Town where 206 people are killed each year. The Sussexes danced and knelt down to shake their hands with the youngsters. After joining the traditional hug and sharing warm hugs with a shy schoolboy, Meghan went on to address the gathering and shared the warmest words with everyone out there.

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Speaking about young women who’ve benefitted from a female empowerment programme, Meghan adds “While I’m here with my husband as a member of the royal family, I want you to know from me I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour and as your sister.”

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#sussexroyaltour Meghan Prince Harry and their son Archie have touched down in Cape Town in South Africa 🇿🇦 on 23 September 2019 for their first official Royal tour 10 days—South Africa, Angola, Malawi and Botswana 🇿🇦🇦🇴🇲🇼🇧🇼 (23rd September- 2nd October 2019). ———— Day 1: Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit #Nyanga workshop that teaches children about their rights, self-awareness and safety during their royal tour of South Africa in Cape Town 🇿🇦. 📷: @samhussein1 —————————————————- #meghanmarkle #duchessofsussex #princeharry #princeharryandmeghan #dukeandduchessofsussex #royalvisit #royalvisitsouthafrica #fashiondesigner #fashionmagazine #vogue #voguemagazine #britishroyals #britishvogue #instyle #instylemagazine #influencer #sussexroyal #southafrica #capetown #capetownsouthafrica

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For her first official engagement, Meghan opted for a simple yet pretty black dress by Mayamiko and teamed it with black tie-up wedges by Castaner. Pulling her hair back into a simple ponytail, Meghan looked pretty with a thin stroke of eyeliner and pink lips.

Meghan arrived in Africa with an ear-to-ear smile as she held her little son close to her.