Meghan and Harry concluded the day attending a reception at the British High Commissioner’s Residence to meet a cross-section of inspiring opinion-formers and young future leaders, underlining the rich and diverse nature of the UK’s modern partnership with South Africa.
Meghan and Harry had a very busy day starting off at Monwabisi beach near Cape Town with young surfers who use the ocean as therapy for youth at risk.
Harry continued solo with members of Cape Town city’s marine unit to learn more of their efforts in fighting rampant abalone poaching along the Cape Peninsula. Afterwards, the couple visited the first and oldest mosque in South Africa before heading to Heritage Day celebrations in Bo-Kaap.
Meghan and Harry were invited to the reception by H.E. Nigel Casey, CMG MVO, British High Commissioner to South Africa.
The day before he tweeted
Meghan and Harry were warmly welcomed by Nigel Casey and an African choir sang to signal their arrival to the guests in attendance.
Meghan and Harry then had the opportunity to meet approximately 200 guests from a variety of sectors, including ocean protection and conservation, female township leaders, young entrepreneurs, and Commonwealth and Chevening scholars.
At the event, Prince Harry gave a speech detailing his visit to Nyanga the previous day “yesterday was great and to start in Nyanga was amazing.” Continuing: “This Africa tour was always going to be fantastic, been looking forward to Cape Town—her first visit, I love this place. And again meeting the people, the energy, the fun, again the positivity, the optimism and the hope in the face of such incredible adversity.”
A video from the evening:
At one point, Meghan was talking to Point of Light recipients Jade Bothma and Hunter Mitchell, when Harry came over to greet the two kids.
When Jade turned to say hi to the prince, her shoe got stuck in the grass and slipped off, which prompted Meghan to call it a “Cinderella moment.” Harry then sweetly attempted to help her.
You can watch the clip below
Meghan and Harry then went on presenting Jade and Hunter with Commonwealth Points of Light Awards for their volunteer work.
More details by Mail Online:
“An anonymous guest said Meghan told of the family’s flight over: ‘They said it was the longest flight they have taken with Archie. She slept with one eye open – but he was very good.’”
Harry was greeted with a hug from Desmond Tutu’s daughter, Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe. She said he is looking forward to seeing the royal couple tomorrow and said of his health: ‘He is doing Ok. He is up and down. Ms Tutu-Gxashe added: ‘They were saying that they were happy to be here and looking forward to meeting my father tomorrow, and hopefully they will have some time for conversation.”
Fashion designer Gavin Rajah said Meghan spoke about guest editing Vogue: ‘She said it was like having twins – it was a huge amount of work.”
Meghan is really on a roll when it comes to repeating key wardrobe pieces. She debuted this maxi dress by Melbourne-based designer Martin Grant whilst in Australia last year, and now here she is again wearing it in South Africa.
Hailing from the brand’s Resort ’19 collection, this dress features a flattering square neckline, softly cinched waist and billowing pleated skirt that falls to the floor in a dramatic sweep.
The khaki colour palette guarantees to flatter every skin tone, while the vertical print elongates the figure.
She accombined it with her Manolo Blahnik BB Pump in black
Meghan accessorized the outfit with a pair of Nina Bosch – Flora Leaf Earrings
From their website:
“Born and raised in a family of ceramic artists, Nina creates fine, porcelain jewellery. Drawing inspiration from geometric and organic shapes found in nature, she startedher business with the desire of finding a way tomerge surrounding together creatively.
Her creations are made from porcelain where she further incorporates a variety of different materials such as glazes, pigments, 18 karat gold lustre and sterling silver.
Every piece is handmade with care, given special attention to detail while embracing natural imperfections of the hand at work.
Jewellery undergoes an intricate firing process which leads to different finished effects, andultimately individuality. Nina focusses on creating timeless, statement, wearable art jewellery pieces.
Jewellery is hand painted with 18 Karat gold lustre and fired to 740 degrees celsius, this is the last firing process before pieces are assembled with sterling silver. Every piece undergoes four firing processes. 850, 1200,1085 and 740℃.”